The Jay Leno Show Preview: Expect Lots of Rich Guy Fancy-Car Talk!
Of the many not-particularly-interesting things about Jay Leno, his exotic car collection is arguably the very least interesting -- a rich man's hobby that offers the viewer little by way of entertainment or relatability, no matter how enthusiastically he lays on the "Dixie"-playing horn of his WWI-era, high-speed touring roadster outside a crowded Fuddruckers in Burbank. Still, among members of that exclusive club of breakthrough comedians who earn a gazillion dollars per year or more, autophilia is an extremely popular practice, with lengthy provisions woven into their pre-nups that retain all cars upon divorce, and, in some extreme cases, permit for instances of extramarital sex, so long as it is conducted upon a chrome exhaust pipe.
Which brings us to this footage, the latest in an ongoing series of increasingly baffling bonus materials uploaded to TheJayLenoShow.com, the online home of NBC's bold primetime experiment to bring Leno's narcolepsy-inducing brand of topical humor to a wider audience of Americans who'd rather be watching Law & Order: The One with the Twitchy, Homeless-Looking Guy. In it, Jay stumbles into his very first booked guest -- Jerry Seinfeld -- at the Laguna Seca Raceway, where he scored "an exclusive interview for his website" (has it really come to this, Jay?). There, the two discussed Seinfeld's extensive Porsche collection, including the very vehicle Steve McQueen drove in Le Mans.
Would you find paint drying more compelling? We can accommodate you. The site provides a live feed of the set coming together. Not much is going on at the moment, but I'm pretty sure that's Ross the Intern napping across four bleacher seats, and you never know which staffer might get tossed from the payroll at any given moment for not fake-laughing convincingly enough at their boss's bad jokes.