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'Curb' Confronts Michael Richards Blowup

Larry David reunited the cast of "Seinfeld" for an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" -- and he tells "Extra" that the show will touch on Michael Richards' comedy club blowup.

Larry David

"He wanted to," David explained when asked if Richards felt comfortable addressing the drama onscreen. "He made a terrible mistake." David added that Richards deserves a second chance after being shunned in Tinseltown the past three years.

The show's star, Jerry Seinfeld, tells "Extra" that he believes that the reunion episodes will please fans. "It's a very good show. I think the audience will like it."

"Curb Your Enthusiam" premieres Sunday night on HBO.

12 Facts about 'Seinfeld'

No Hugs, No Lessons

“Seinfeld” is known as a show about nothing — and “No Hugs No Lessons” was the Seinfeld producers’ mantra.


“Seinfeld” was set in New York City’s Upper West Side, but was shot mainly in Los Angeles.

Top Show

“Seinfeld” led the Nielsens in its sixth and ninth seasons and finished among the top two (along with NBC’s “ER”) — every year from 1994 to 1998.

Pricey Product Push

“Seinfeld” became the first television series to get more than $1 million a minute for advertising — a fee previously commanded only by the Super Bowl.


"Seinfeld" has won 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, and was nominated for 68 Emmys. The wins include Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series - Michael Richards (1993, 1994, 1997), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus (1996) and Outstanding Comedy Series (1993).

The Nominees Are...

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander never won an Emmy for their roles on the show, but were nominated multiple times: Seinfeld was nominated 5 times for Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series (1992-96) and Alexander 7 times for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (1992-98).

Ol' Blue Eyes Connection

The final episode of Seinfeld aired on the same day that Frank Sinatra died — May 14, 1998.

Finale Fan Base

The final episode enjoyed a huge audience, estimated at 76 million viewers (58 percent of all viewers that night), making it the third most-watched finale in television history, behind “M*A*S*H” and “Cheers.”


By the end of its final season it was reported that the show generated about $200 million a year in pure profit for NBC — who supposedly offered Jerry Seinfeld $5 million an episode to continue for just one more season.

From TV to DVD

On November 6, 2007, “Seinfeld: The Complete Series” was released on DVD. The final season and the complete series set included a 2007 reunion of the four main cast members and Larry David.

The Gang in High-Def

“Seinfeld” was shot on 35 mm film, allowing later reruns to be broadcast in HD.


Early in March 2009, it was announced that the “Seinfeld” cast would reunite on Larry David’s HBO show “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”