Katie's Take

Kramer Stops By … Kind Of

Katie's Take

It’s been a decade since Michael Richards, better known as Kramer on the hit show “Seinfeld” has been on a sitcom.

But now the man is back and he’s teaming up with some very funny ladies: Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.

“I know it’s been a decade since you were on a sitcom,” Katie noted, “so why did you decide this is the sitcom that I want to do?”

Well, the answer is pretty simple. Michael enjoyed the people.

“This is the group. This is who I want to be with,” Michael said.

In the new show titled Kirstie, Michael plays Frank the driver.

“Is it hard, since Kramer was a very unique role?” Katie asked. “How do you differentiate him?”

“That’s a tough character to follow, but right off the bat we know Frank has a full-time job, and a car that runs,” Michael joked.

“You do see little glimpses of Kramer in Frank,” Katie added.

Kirstie says that Michael Richards is so unique and when she and the rest of the cast met with Michael, they had to play it cool not to seem desperate.

Katie brought up the point that television viewers haven’t seen many shows like “Seinfeld” or “Cheers,” shows that had such a hold on the American public, in some time.

Kirstie had an explanation. She thinks networks tend to cancel shows before they develop fully.

“Both 'Seinfeld' and 'Cheers' were in the bottom three shows when they started,” Kirstie said. “You have to give them attention and you have to let people get to know the characters. You have to grow it.”

Kirstie, Rhea and Michael are all positive the show will do well … and if it doesn’t, Kirstie jokingly said she'll blame Rhea.

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