Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard that comedy legend Don Rickles died at the age of 90. Rickles was a genuine insult comedian with a rapid fire Borscht Belt delivery. I saw Mr. Warmth live once in Vegas, baby. He even called me a hockey puck. It was an honor.
Here are a few clips in tribute to a man with a face made for radio. We begin with an appearance on Dick Cavett’s ABC Show:
Rickles was at his best with Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show:
In this clip Rickles drops in on Frank and Johnny:
Rickles always made me laugh even when he was the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story. He will be missed.