HOLLYWOOD – When Bill Cosby was invited on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee there wasn’t a shade of the controversy that has now surrounded the 78 year old comedian.
The episode was shot two years ago with Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld first driving around in a vintage mini-cooper before stopping for the titular coffee.
Seinfeld told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:
The format was a natural for Bill. It’s loose, unscripted and plays into his strengths and so the first part of filming went very well indeed, as he told old stories and we just fooled around in my trademark freewheeling manner.
However, things changed dramatically when the comedians stopped for coffee at a local LA coffee shop.
First of all, Bill said go and get a chair by the window and I’ll bring the coffee over, which was strange. He’s an elderly man and it made more sense for me to bring the coffee over. Anyway, he brings over my coffee and we’re chatting some more but the coffee doesn’t taste right. By the way, this is a coffee shop I’ve been going to for years so I know exactly how the cappuccino tastes. So they had an off day, so what? I think. We go back to the car and the damnedest thing, I begin to feel all drowsy. Usually coffee perks me right up. But not that day. It got so I couldn’t even hold my eyes open and it was dangerous driving. I pulled over and Bill offered to loosen my clothing, but then I said something about the cameras. We had to abandon the day’s filming and because the episode was incomplete it never aired.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is available free on the web.