Rick Dees (born Rigdon Osmond Dees III, March 14, 1950) is an American radio host. His ''Weekly Top 40'' competed with Creator/CaseyKasem's ''Radio/AmericanTop40''. Dees also contributed to the ''USA Today'' syndicated radio program, as an entertainment reporter. He is also well known for his #1 hit single "Disco Duck," a {{Satire}} of the {{Disco}} trend, credited to Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots. He has been married to voice actress Creator/JulieMcWhirter since 1977.
* CatchPhrase:
** "NoBudget"
** [[DeadpanSnarker "Come back when you can't stay longer"]]
* GutturalGrowler: He switched to this voice to say the title of his gossip segment "Dees Sleaze."
* OpeningNarration: A {{Parody}}/{{Pastiche}} in which Music/JohnWilliams' score from ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'' underscored this riff on the old serials:
--> Capable of bending records with his bare hands.
--> Able to tell tall tales in a single breath.
--> It's Super Dees! Yes, Super Dees, Strange Visitor from another neighborhood, and who, disguised as Rick Dees, mild-mannered disc jockey, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the pursuit of loose women.
* ParodyCommercial: An "ad" announced the release of a new {{Comedy}} album, ''Hurt Me Baby. Make Me Write Bad Checks.'' On what [[FictionalMedia record label?]] Why, NoBudget of course!
* PunnyName: Recurring characters in TheEighties includes "radio aerobics" instructor Jane Fondle (Creator/JaneFonda) and regular caller John [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Revolting]] (Creator/JohnTravolta).
* {{Satire}}: "Disco Duck" was this for the {{Disco}} genre.
* SexySecretary: Candy, TheDitz, wore a [[NoodleImplements bikini]] for her first day on the job.
* SoundEffectBleep: Using the sound "cuckoo."
* VerbalTic: In "Rick Dees Top 40," senior-sounding male character only says one word: "Yes." This was convenient when Music/{{Yes}} had a hit on the chart.