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RIP Don Rickles

HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
edited April 2017 in Off Topic
One of the greats and one of my favs. My Dad and I would watch his shows and belly laugh so much!!
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  • yljktyljkt Posts: 797
    RIP Don, ya hockey puck. =)  
  • He was absolutely funny.  Abrasive at times, but funny.  He's more known these days as Mr. Potato Head from the Toy Story franchise.


    Flint, Michigan
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
    He was absolutely funny.  Abrasive at times, but funny.  He's more known these days as Mr. Potato Head from the Toy Story franchise.


    I forgot about that Fred!
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  • This is a funny Don Rickles story as told by Frank Sinatra.


    Flint, Michigan
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,069
    That guy was hilarious......love watching him old Carson replays.  He was on one of Letterman's final shows too with Howard Stern--still a laugh riot.  He would slam somebody, then say the sweetest thing to them right after......the kind of guy where you knew he really liked and respected someone the harder he hit them.  Truly a pro.  RIP.  It's going to suck to lose Mel Brooks some day too.
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,326
    edited April 2017
    There's a story about the fist time Sinatra watched Don do his act in a nightclub.
    Frank Sinatra walked in and sat down. Don saw him and said "Hi Frank, just make yourself at home" and then said "And hit someone".
    Frank laughed and they were friends from then on.
    Took a pair big ones to say that, in public, to the Chairman of Board back in the day!!
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  • Cookbook_ChipCookbook_Chip Posts: 1,234
    I remember a night on Larry King Live where Don was one one-liner after another.  Larry couldn't talk for laughing so hard. I was the same!  Dang funny!
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  • I saw Dennis Miller say he met Don Rickles for the first time on the air when Rickles was a guest on Dennis Miller Live on HBO.  So Miller says hi and its a pleasure to meet him and then asks how his career is going.  Rickles responds "Well I'm on this piece of sh!t, aren't I?"
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  • BustersdadBustersdad Posts: 311
    I loved watching Don Rickles on Johnny Carson
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,582
    The insult champion!  He will be missed.
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    "The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand." - DT


  • Davie755Davie755 Posts: 49
    The king of ball busting. Nobody did it quite like him. He will be missed. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,682
    When you talk about Don Rickles, you're talking about a living legend....well, a legend, anyhow.
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  • GATravellerGATraveller Posts: 5,414
    The man could "roast" better than anyone. A true legend who will be missed. RIP

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
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  • westernbbqwesternbbq Posts: 2,143
    Loved him in Casino as well...
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,538
    This is a funny Don Rickles story as told by Frank Sinatra.


    Great clip Fred. Classic!
  • SmokingPineySmokingPiney Posts: 2,282
    edited April 2017
    He was a class act in a league of his own. 

    You just don't see talent like his anymore. 
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