We never should have landed a man on the moon. It's a mistake. Now everything is compared to that one accomplishment. I can't believe they could land a man on the moon…and taste my coffee! I think we all would have been a lot happier if they hadn't landed a man on the moon. Then we'd go, ‘They can't make a prescription bottle top that's easy to open?’

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As part of his nightclub act, Jerry jokes that landing a man on the moon became the accomplishment by which all others will be measured.