The day Jerry Seinfeld was in town to shoot his web show with Montclair's Stephen Colbert, it was big news. I read about it at NJ.com and I think it was also mentioned on the Montclair Watercooler, our popular local online message board where people discuss everything from dog parks to parking decks.
If you're not familiar with Seinfeld's often delightful web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the title could not be more accurate. In each episode, Jerry drives a fancy car to pick up a funny friend and they go somewhere and grab a cup of coffee. Frequently, hilarity ensues.
Our local media sites -- Patch and Baristanet -- have pieces up today. I don't think the media buzz is simply about a famous person showing up - Montclair is home to many high profile personalities - but rather because they filmed a big part of the episode at the Bluestone. Bluestone is my go-to coffee shop; it's a quick walk from my house and a favorite breakfast destination, both for meeting friends and doing business. I could have easily been in there while they were filming, but alas I wasn't.
If I had been, I would have leaned over to Jerry and said, "Listen, if you ever want to move to Montclair, you can ditch the car altogether. This is a walkable suburb, you know." And then I would have suggested a slight title change: Comedians in Sneakers Getting Coffee.
However, without my input, the show apparently carried on as it was originally conceived, and the episode is premiering tonight. Even without the sneakers, I'm pretty excited to tune in.