Is the world ready to forgive Michael Richards? Well, his former co-star Jerry Seinfeld is, at least.
Richards, who busted down Jerry's door countless times back in the '90s as wacky neighbor Kramer on the mega-hit "Seinfeld," effectively killed his career in 2006 by going on an ugly racist tirade during a stand-up comedy gig, dropping the N-word on a heckler. The actor hasn't shown his face in public much ever since, but he reappears on the latest installment of Seinfeld's web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" to reunite with his old pal.
You can watch the episode in full above, with Seinfeld and Richards tooling around L.A. in a rusted-out VW van and reminiscing. But the key segment comes about 14 minutes in, when Richards opens up about how devastated he was following his public meltdown. "I busted up after that event... it broke me down," he reveals. "It was a selfish response. I took it too personally.Read More »from Michael Richards reunites with Jerry Seinfeld, looks for redemption [Video]