On the surface, it might not seem like Jerry Seinfeld and Judd Apatow have a lot of overlap as comedians. Seinfeld didn't curse in his sets. Apatow swore repeatedly during an awards show and writes movies where grown men have their pubic hair ripped off. But one thing they did share was the friendship of the late Garry Shandling. That friendship provides a lot of fodder for the newest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
In Apatow's office the pair pour over keepsakes from The Larry Sanders Show and old photos Apatow had collected doing interviews with comedians as a young man, including the time he interviewed Seinfeld himself. Their discussion touches on Shandling, and returns to him while they're getting chocolate milkshakes and hamburgers for breakfast. Seinfeld teared up as they reminisced about their mutual friend who died in March.
The episode also had lighter moments. Apatow tells a story about how he took mushrooms before going to see Don Rickles and Frank Sinatra, and explains why that's exactly like a good hamburger.