History Creator / DonRickles

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Don Rickles portrayed a insulting comedic persona and has portrayed jerky characters such as Mr Potato Head from the ToyStory movies but was actually very much a nice and pleasant person in real life.
24th Jul '17 3:02:38 PM Exxolon
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->''"You can't study comedy; it's within you. It's a personality. My humor is an attitude."''
13th Jun '17 8:31:33 AM mouschilight
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7th Apr '17 9:53:08 AM Geoduck
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* ActorAllusion: "What are you lookin' at, ya hockey puck?!" gets dropped by Mr. Potato Head (played by Rickles) in the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''... to an actual hockey puck.
** Even though he's not playing himself, the final plot-twist in his appearance on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' turns the whole episode into a commentary on his public persona/personal reality.

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* ActorAllusion: "What are you lookin' at, ya hockey puck?!" gets dropped by Mr. Potato Head (played by Rickles) in the first ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''... to an actual hockey puck.
** Even though he's not playing himself, the final plot-twist in his appearance on ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' turns the whole episode into a commentary on his public persona/personal reality.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always made clear that [[NiceGuy his routines didn't come from malice]] and that he never went after someone he thought wouldn't be able to get him back just as hard. This was the reason why he could go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who have destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.
** As noted above, his guest shot on the sitcom ''Series/{{Newhart}}'' played with this trope on-screen.



* ThrowItIn: Much of Rickles' material in his stand up was ad-libbed. Unlike many stand up comedians, Rickles didn't write his own material beforehand; everything in his act was all made up from the stuff he said or thought up and he saved it in his noggin for future reference. That's how good he was.
7th Apr '17 1:47:08 AM MarkLungo
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The trick was actually no trick. Rickles was not some natural-born verbal bully who figured out a way to get paid for what he was already doing for free. The road that took him from shy child (with a beloved but dominating mother) to a true artist of the put-down was long and hard, and it pretty clearly conceals a heart full of mush. How else can you explain the near-universal fondness for a man who, dubbed "the Merchant of Venom", teased everyone from short-tempered show business legends to actual royalty, all of whom are proud to be skillfully dissed?

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The trick was actually no trick. Rickles was not some natural-born verbal bully who figured out a way to get paid for what he was already doing for free. The road that took him from shy child (with a beloved but dominating mother) to a true artist of the put-down was long and hard, and it pretty clearly conceals concealed a heart full of mush. How else can you explain the near-universal fondness for a man who, dubbed "the Merchant of Venom", teased everyone from short-tempered show business legends to actual royalty, all of whom are were proud to be skillfully dissed?
7th Apr '17 1:46:11 AM MarkLungo
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If you hear the words "hockey puck" and think of ice hockey, you're a hockey fan. If you're a comedy fan, the visage of "Mr. Warmth" himself, the world's most beloved insult comic, will pop into your head... even if no one's quite sure how or why "hockey puck" came to be a put-down. What we ''do'' know is that Don Rickles has a unique gift for generating riotous laughs by making fun of his audience's weight, height, gender/sexuality, economic status, looks, and ethnicity without actually hurting any feelings... or suffering any broken bones.

The trick is actually no trick. Rickles is not some natural-born verbal bully who figured out a way to get paid for what he was already doing for free. The road that took him from shy child (with a beloved but dominating mother) to a true artist of the put-down was long and hard, and it pretty clearly conceals a heart full of mush. How else can you explain the near-universal fondness for a man who, dubbed "the Merchant of Venom", teases everyone from short-tempered show business legends to actual royalty, all of whom are proud to be skillfully dissed?

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If you hear the words "hockey puck" and think of ice hockey, you're a hockey fan. If you're a comedy fan, the visage of "Mr. Warmth" himself, the world's most beloved insult comic, will pop into your head... even if no one's quite sure how or why "hockey puck" came to be a put-down. What we ''do'' know is that Don Rickles has had a unique gift for generating riotous laughs by making fun of his audience's weight, height, gender/sexuality, economic status, looks, and ethnicity without actually hurting any feelings... or suffering any broken bones.

The trick is was actually no trick. Rickles is was not some natural-born verbal bully who figured out a way to get paid for what he was already doing for free. The road that took him from shy child (with a beloved but dominating mother) to a true artist of the put-down was long and hard, and it pretty clearly conceals a heart full of mush. How else can you explain the near-universal fondness for a man who, dubbed "the Merchant of Venom", teases teased everyone from short-tempered show business legends to actual royalty, all of whom are proud to be skillfully dissed?



Still, it's true that Rickles hasn't always gotten his due respect. Believe it or not, being an unofficial court jester to the Rat Pack was the antithesis of cool with younger audiences during the late 1960s and on into the 1980s. It didn't help that he had terrible luck when it came to headlining his own television shows. Two variety shows failed, while the Bilko-esque military comedy ''C.P.O. Sharkey'' managed to hang on for two seasons at the late-1970s dawn of the punk rock era. The network TV success enjoyed by his very close friend, ultra-low-key Creator/BobNewhart, simply wasn't in the cards for the overtly-abrasive Rickles, although he ''did'' make a number of memorable guest appearences in other people's shows such as ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/{{Newhart}}''.

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Still, it's true that Rickles hasn't always gotten his due respect. Believe it or not, being an unofficial court jester to the Rat Pack was the antithesis of cool with younger audiences during the late 1960s and on into the 1980s. It didn't help that he had terrible luck when it came to headlining his own television shows. Two variety shows failed, while the Bilko-esque military comedy ''C.P.O. Sharkey'' managed to hang on for two seasons at the late-1970s dawn of the punk rock era. The network TV success enjoyed by his very close friend, ultra-low-key Creator/BobNewhart, simply wasn't in the cards for the overtly-abrasive Rickles, although he ''did'' make a number of memorable guest appearences in other people's shows such as ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'', ''Series/ISpy'' and ''Series/{{Newhart}}''.



Since then, Rickles, a two-time grandfather whose one and only marriage lasted well into its fifth decade, haD never stopped working live. He continueD to exercise his vastly underrated skills as an actor, including featured roles in Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Casino}}'' and as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy. Gradually, that long-delayed respect has started to be paid.

In 2007, film director Creator/JohnLandis (''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''), who had worked as a very young P.A. on ''Film/KellysHeroes'', cemented his old friend's status with an outstanding biographical documentary masquerading as a television special. "''Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project''" emphasizes the humanity and simple human decency of its subject alongside his superhuman comedy chops when working with a live audience. The result was an Emmy for Rickles, and the chance to continue doing even more of what the world loves him for telling us we're all a bunch of jerks and making us feel great in the process.

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Since then, Rickles, a two-time grandfather whose one and only marriage lasted well into its fifth decade, haD had never stopped working live. He continueD continued to exercise his vastly underrated skills as an actor, including featured roles in Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Casino}}'' and as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy. Gradually, that long-delayed respect has started to be paid.

In 2007, film director Creator/JohnLandis (''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''), who had worked as a very young P.A. on ''Film/KellysHeroes'', cemented his old friend's status with an outstanding biographical documentary masquerading as a television special. "''Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project''" emphasizes the humanity and simple human decency of its subject alongside his superhuman comedy chops when working with a live audience. The result was an Emmy for Rickles, and the chance to continue doing even more of what the world loves loved him for telling us we're all a bunch of jerks and making us feel great in the process.



* AllGermansAreNazis: If he encounters one German person in the audience, he would often mock them with the Nazi salute and marching walk and asks, "does that relax you?"

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* AllGermansAreNazis: If he encounters encountered one German person in the audience, he would often mock them with the Nazi salute and marching walk and asks, "does "Does that relax you?"



** In one famous ''Series/TheTonightShow'' clip, Rickles discovers JohnnyCarson's BerserkButton. While guest hosting one night, Rickles accidentally breaks the prized cigarette case that Carson kept on his desk. The next day Johnny discovers the broken box, asks who did it and took a cameraman with a portable camera down the hall a few doors to the set where [[ShortRunners C.P.O. Sharkey]] was taping and confronted Rickles about it. Judging from Rickles response, he really had not been let in on the joke and was genuinely afraid Carson was going to belt him right then and there.
* BoomerangBigot: Not really, but some of his "meanest" jokes are reserved for the Jews, [[SelfDeprecation even though he himself is Jewish]].

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** In one famous ''Series/TheTonightShow'' clip, Rickles discovers JohnnyCarson's Creator/JohnnyCarson's BerserkButton. While guest hosting one night, Rickles accidentally breaks the prized cigarette case that Carson kept on his desk. The next day Johnny discovers the broken box, asks who did it and took takes a cameraman with a portable camera down the hall a few doors to the set where [[ShortRunners ''[[ShortRunners C.P.O. Sharkey]] Sharkey]]'' was taping and confronted Rickles about it. Judging from Rickles Rickles' response, he really had not been let in on the joke and was genuinely afraid Carson was going to belt him right then and there.
* BoomerangBigot: Not really, but some of his "meanest" jokes are reserved for the Jews, [[SelfDeprecation even though he himself is was Jewish]].



* CoolOldGuy - Nearing his 90's, yet still as sharp as ever with impeccable comic timing.

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* CoolOldGuy - Nearing CoolOldGuy: He died a month before his 90's, yet 91st birthday, but he worked till the very end, and he was still as sharp as ever with impeccable comic timing.



* HandicappedBadass - Recently started using a ClassyCane due to a flesh-eating disease that nearly took his right leg, but that doesn't stop him from doing stand ups around the country (even up to Canada).
* HeterosexualLifePartner: With Creator/BobNewhart. The duo and their wives go on many trips together, and when on vacation, basically joined at the hip.
* InsultComic - The undisputed king.

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* HandicappedBadass - Recently HandicappedBadass: Near the end, he started using a ClassyCane due to a flesh-eating disease that nearly took his right leg, but that doesn't didn't stop him from doing stand ups around the country (even up to Canada).
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* HeterosexualLifePartner: HeterosexualLifePartners: With Creator/BobNewhart. The duo and their wives go went on many trips together, and when on vacation, they were basically joined at the hip.
* InsultComic - InsultComic: The undisputed king.



* [[NWordPrivileges J Word Privileges]]: One of the few people that can take full advantage in mocking Jews.

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* [[NWordPrivileges J Word Privileges]]: One of the few people that can could take full advantage in mocking Jews.



* {{Leitmotif}}: When he's introduced to an audience or on a television talk show, the Spanish matador music "La Virgen de la Macarena" will usually be played, subtly foreshadowing that someone's about to be metaphorically gored.
* TheMafia: Rickles' has spoken about performing at clubs run by the mob and how he's seen other comics get beaten by heavies for offending the wrong person (and how, in one instance, Music/FrankSinatra demonstrated his own clout by stopping one such beating with a simple word). He also has a story where his mother told a table full of mobsters that she didn't want them carrying guns around her son when he was performing and how each and everyone of them, out of respect, promptly pulled out their guns and placed them on the table in the most polite way possible.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes clear that [[NiceGuy his routines don't come from malice]] and that he never goes after someone he thinks won't be able to get him back just as hard. This is the reason why he can go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who've destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: When he's he was introduced to an audience or on a television talk show, the Spanish matador music "La Virgen de la Macarena" will was usually be played, subtly foreshadowing that someone's someone was about to be metaphorically gored.
* TheMafia: Rickles' has spoken Rickles spoke about performing at clubs run by the mob and how he's seen he saw other comics get beaten by heavies for offending the wrong person (and how, in one instance, Music/FrankSinatra demonstrated his own clout by stopping one such beating with a simple word). He also has had a story where his mother told a table full of mobsters that she didn't want them carrying guns around her son when he was performing and how each and everyone of them, out of respect, promptly pulled out their guns and placed them on the table in the most polite way possible.
* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes made clear that [[NiceGuy his routines don't didn't come from malice]] and that he never goes went after someone he thinks won't thought wouldn't be able to get him back just as hard. This is was the reason why he can could go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow [[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who've who have destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.



* RapidFireComedy: One of the highlights of his stand ups was to go around the room, trying to "insult" as many people in the audience as he can. If he spots you, enjoy.

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* RapidFireComedy: One of the highlights of his stand ups was to go around the room, trying to "insult" as many people in the audience as he can. If he spots you, enjoy.could.



** Fervent admirer KathyGriffin calls it "The Rickles License to Kill," meaning that people over a certain age can basically say whatever they want and get away with it.

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** Fervent admirer KathyGriffin Creator/KathyGriffin calls it "The Rickles License to Kill," meaning that people over a certain age can basically say whatever they want and get away with it.



* StillGotIt: Every time he visits a late night talk show, expect a lot of verbal burn-job thrown at the host. Classic examples were with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL66MC88a-U David Letterman]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brnp2AC4BjA Craig Ferguson.]] As usual, HilarityEnsues.
* ThrowItIn: Much of Rickles' material in his stand up were ad-libbed. Unlike many stand up comedians, Rickles doesn't write his own material beforehand; everything in his act was all made up from the stuff he said or thought up and save them on his noggin for future reference. That's how good he is.
* {{Troll}}: At least, if you're a late night talk show host. Or any other talk show host even. It's what makes his late night appearances (from Johnny Carson to Jimmy Kimmel) extra special. He's arguably second only to Creator/RobinWilliams in terms of derailing the interview and messing with the host and still make it hilariously funny.
* TrueCompanions: He is close friends with Bob Newhart. In fact, their wives were close friends before they knew each other. They often traveled together on vacation around the world before old age and infirmity settled in. They even spent with each other's families on their respective holidays (Newhart is Catholic, Rickles is Jewish).
* VocalDissonance: He's always looked really old and sounded relatively young.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Rickles doesn't like to be labeled as an 'insult comic'. He doesn't like the word 'insult' and he says that what he does is an "exaggeration", and is not meant to be mean-spirited or derogatory.

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* StillGotIt: Every time he visits visited a late night talk show, you could expect a lot of verbal burn-job burn-jobs thrown at the host. Classic examples were with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL66MC88a-U David Letterman]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brnp2AC4BjA Craig Ferguson.]] As usual, HilarityEnsues.
* ThrowItIn: Much of Rickles' material in his stand up were was ad-libbed. Unlike many stand up comedians, Rickles doesn't didn't write his own material beforehand; everything in his act was all made up from the stuff he said or thought up and save them on he saved it in his noggin for future reference. That's how good he is.
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* {{Troll}}: At least, if you're you were a late night talk show host. Or any other talk show host even. It's what makes made his late night appearances (from Johnny Carson to Jimmy Kimmel) extra special. He's He was arguably second only to Creator/RobinWilliams in terms of derailing the interview and messing with the host and still make making it hilariously funny.
* TrueCompanions: He is was close friends with Bob Newhart. In fact, their wives were close friends before they knew each other. They often traveled together on vacation around the world before old age and infirmity settled in. They even spent with each other's families on their respective holidays (Newhart is Catholic, Rickles is Jewish).
* VocalDissonance: He's He always looked really old and sounded relatively young.
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Rickles doesn't didn't like to be labeled as an 'insult comic'. He doesn't didn't like the word 'insult' and he says said that what he does is did was an "exaggeration", and is was not meant to be mean-spirited or derogatory.
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6th Apr '17 9:09:20 PM IshiMatsu615
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Since then, Rickles, a two-time grandfather whose one and only marriage has lasted well into its fifth decade, has never stopped working live. He continues to exercise his vastly underrated skills as an actor, including featured roles in Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Casino}}'' and as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy. Gradually, that long-delayed respect has started to be paid.

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Since then, Rickles, a two-time grandfather whose one and only marriage has lasted well into its fifth decade, has haD never stopped working live. He continues continueD to exercise his vastly underrated skills as an actor, including featured roles in Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/{{Casino}}'' and as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'' trilogy. Gradually, that long-delayed respect has started to be paid.
6th Apr '17 6:05:58 PM Husk
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* CatchPhrase: Rickles had a lot of them

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* CatchPhrase: Rickles had a lot of themthem.



* DeadpanSnarker

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* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: He was practically a god of this one, due to being the first of the insult comics.



* JerkassFacade

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* JerkassFacadeJerkassFacade: Very much a NiceGuy.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes clear that his routines don't come from malice and that he never goes after someone he thinks won't be able to get him back just as hard. This is the reason why he can go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who've destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes clear that [[NiceGuy his routines don't come from malice malice]] and that he never goes after someone he thinks won't be able to get him back just as hard. hard. This is the reason why he can go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who've destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.



* StillGotIt: Every time he visits a late night talk show, expet a lot of verbal burn-job thrown at the host. Classic examples were with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL66MC88a-U David Letterman]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brnp2AC4BjA Craig Ferguson.]] As usual, HilarityEnsues.

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* StillGotIt: Every time he visits a late night talk show, expet expect a lot of verbal burn-job thrown at the host. Classic examples were with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL66MC88a-U David Letterman]] or [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brnp2AC4BjA Craig Ferguson.]] As usual, HilarityEnsues.



* {{Troll}}: At least, if you're a late night talk show host. Or any other talk show host even. It's what makes his late night appearances (from Johnny Carson to Jimmy Kimmel) extra special. He's arguably second only to Creator/RobinWilliams in terms of derailing the interview and messing with the host, and still make it hilariously funny.

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* {{Troll}}: At least, if you're a late night talk show host. Or any other talk show host even. It's what makes his late night appearances (from Johnny Carson to Jimmy Kimmel) extra special. He's arguably second only to Creator/RobinWilliams in terms of derailing the interview and messing with the host, host and still make it hilariously funny.
6th Apr '17 11:23:02 AM Ambaryerno
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Rickles passed away on April 6, 2017, at the age of 90.
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Rickles' fame grew steadily until he became a true household name, lovingly insulting targets that included England's Princess Margaret, and generating huge laughs with numerous appearances on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' with Johnny Carson, on countless variety shows, and far more lucratively in UsefulNotes/LasVegas. In a much more modest way, his hard-earned acting chops were also paying off. His long film résumé includes compelling work in the 1958 submarine favorite ''Film/RunSilentRunDeep'' and two 1960s cult classics the war/heist comedy ''Film/KellysHeroes'' and Roger Corman's science fiction/horror tale, ''X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes''. It's clear there was more to Rickles than just comparing people to sporting goods.

Still, it's true that Rickles hasn't always gotten his due respect. Believe it or not, being an unofficial court jester to the Rat Pack was the antithesis of cool with younger audiences during the late 1960s and on into the 1980s. It didn't help that he had terrible luck when it came to headlining his own television shows. Two variety shows failed, while the Bilko-esque military comedy ''C.P.O. Sharkey'' managed to hang on for two seasons at the late-1970s dawn of the punk rock era. The network TV success enjoyed by his very close friend, ultra-low-key Bob Newhart, simply wasn't in the cards for the overtly-abrasive Rickles, although he ''did'' make a number of memorable guest appearences in other people's shows such as ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/{{Newhart}}''.

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Rickles' fame grew steadily until he became a true household name, lovingly insulting targets that included England's Princess Margaret, and generating huge laughs with numerous appearances on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' with Johnny Carson, on countless variety shows, and far more lucratively in UsefulNotes/LasVegas. In a much more modest way, his hard-earned acting chops were also paying off. His long film résumé includes compelling work in the 1958 submarine favorite ''Film/RunSilentRunDeep'' and two 1960s cult classics the war/heist comedy ''Film/KellysHeroes'' and Roger Corman's Creator/RogerCorman's science fiction/horror tale, ''X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes''. It's clear there was more to Rickles than just comparing people to sporting goods.

Still, it's true that Rickles hasn't always gotten his due respect. Believe it or not, being an unofficial court jester to the Rat Pack was the antithesis of cool with younger audiences during the late 1960s and on into the 1980s. It didn't help that he had terrible luck when it came to headlining his own television shows. Two variety shows failed, while the Bilko-esque military comedy ''C.P.O. Sharkey'' managed to hang on for two seasons at the late-1970s dawn of the punk rock era. The network TV success enjoyed by his very close friend, ultra-low-key Bob Newhart, Creator/BobNewhart, simply wasn't in the cards for the overtly-abrasive Rickles, although he ''did'' make a number of memorable guest appearences in other people's shows such as ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'', ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' and ''Series/{{Newhart}}''.



In 2007, film director John Landis (''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''), who had worked as a very young P.A. on ''Film/KellysHeroes'', cemented his old friend's status with an outstanding biographical documentary masquerading as a television special. "''Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project''" emphasizes the humanity and simple human decency of its subject alongside his superhuman comedy chops when working with a live audience. The result was an Emmy for Rickles, and the chance to continue doing even more of what the world loves him for telling us we're all a bunch of jerks and making us feel great in the process.

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In 2007, film director John Landis Creator/JohnLandis (''Film/AnimalHouse'', ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''), who had worked as a very young P.A. on ''Film/KellysHeroes'', cemented his old friend's status with an outstanding biographical documentary masquerading as a television special. "''Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project''" emphasizes the humanity and simple human decency of its subject alongside his superhuman comedy chops when working with a live audience. The result was an Emmy for Rickles, and the chance to continue doing even more of what the world loves him for telling us we're all a bunch of jerks and making us feel great in the process.



* GrandfatherClause: Rickles is considered a relic of a bygone era of Classic Comedians (his contemporaries were Johnny Carson, Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Lewis, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, etc.) and also represented old time UsefulNotes/LasVegas, and people loved him for it.

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* GrandfatherClause: Rickles is considered a relic of a bygone era of Classic Comedians (his contemporaries were Johnny Carson, Rodney Dangerfield, Jerry Lewis, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, Creator/RodneyDangerfield, Creator/JerryLewis, Creator/JonathanWinters, Creator/FosterBrooks, etc.) and also represented old time UsefulNotes/LasVegas, and people loved him for it.



* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes clear that his routines don't come from malice and that he never goes after someone he thinks won't be able to get him back just as hard. This is the reason why he can go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and ClintEastwood (all people who've destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He always makes clear that his routines don't come from malice and that he never goes after someone he thinks won't be able to get him back just as hard. This is the reason why he can go full-bore against people like Music/FrankSinatra, [[TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]], and ClintEastwood Creator/ClintEastwood (all people who've destroyed careers out of spite) and have them laugh merrily along and hug him with warmth and affection afterwards.
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