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10/26/2010 10:45 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Steven Slater: 'I'm Finally Free!' (VIDEO)

Now famous former JetBlue flight attendant gave his first interview Tuesday night to, who else, Larry King.

In response to passengers stating that Slater was rude to them on the flight, Slater quipped "I wouldn't deny that one bit, they got me at a bad, bad time."

He talks to King about that fateful flight, including what he was thinking when he jumped down the emergency chute: "I'm free, I'm finally free." WATCH, below: