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Don Rickles Dead
« on: April 06, 2017, 03:40:34 PM »
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In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 03:44:12 PM »
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In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 03:47:58 PM »
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In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2017, 05:26:55 PM »
RIP, saw him at the florida theater, I think in the early 00's.  He was great, would have loved to have seen him in his prime in Vegas.  Lorna Luft was his seemingly never-ending opener, too much of her not enough of Don Rickles.

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2017, 07:05:16 PM »
Two funny clips, one or both may be included in the above links but I especially loved the clip from the Reagan Inaugural:

https://t.co/VNgrrj29Kt

Webster: "Be funny."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2017, 07:59:39 PM »
So Don reaches the pearly gates today....

He asks Saint Peter, "where is Frank?"

Saint Peter says, "he isn't here"

Don says "that is just like him.....he did it his way and now I have to listen to Jerry Vale forever!"

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2017, 08:09:45 PM »
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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2017, 09:09:41 PM »
Would his act be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, etc today?  Is there anyone now doing what he did?
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2017, 07:57:21 AM »
Would his act be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, etc today?  Is there anyone now doing what he did?

Too many people are easily offended today. Rickles had been doing it so long it was expected. A new comic would be booed off or told he copied Don.

Lets face it, anyone who could mock Frank Sinatra to his face and then be his best friend at the sametime took some chutzpah.

Frank could have ruined him, instead he help make him.

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2017, 08:50:15 AM »
Would his act be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, etc today?  Is there anyone now doing what he did?

Too many people are easily offended today. Rickles had been doing it so long it was expected. A new comic would be booed off or told he copied Don.

Lets face it, anyone who could mock Frank Sinatra to his face and then be his best friend at the sametime took some chutzpah.

Frank could have ruined him, instead he help make him.

Dice Clay was similarly "offensive" but he didnt last very long.  I simply cannot think of anyone who currently does what Rickles did... I suppose his act was "grandfathered in" and anyone attempting such comedy now just would not last in todays PC world...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2017, 09:51:16 AM »
I think the secret to Don Rickles long term success was that throughout his entire career he seemed to do everything the "right" way. He was a legitimate rained actor who understood the craft of performance. Outside his shtick he got along with management and the establishment and he came across to many in the industry as a genuinely sincere nice well-grounded guy; his act was just that, an act never a statement. He may have pushed some boundaries with his jokes but he never needed to go "blue" and had the right combination of self-deprecation and strong stage presence. Most importantly, throughout his career he worked his ass off.

Don't know if the clip is out there but one of the funniest bits of the early days of Triumph the insult comic dog on Conan O'Brian's old show was when he was called upon to insult Rickles when he was a guest. Very indicative of the respect throughout the business for him and his contributions to the comedy world. 

Also, the premier of Toy Story 4 would be so bittersweet. Was hoping he would have been around for that.

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2017, 11:39:39 AM »
Dice Clay was similarly "offensive" but he didnt last very long.

That's because he wasn't very funny.  There are people who can get away with the "offensive" part if they're actually funny.  Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, sometimes Daniel Tosh.

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2017, 12:28:16 PM »
Dice Clay was similarly "offensive" but he didnt last very long.

That's because he wasn't very funny.  There are people who can get away with the "offensive" part if they're actually funny.  Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, sometimes Daniel Tosh.

Yeah... Clay's bit got old real fast.  I thought of those guys on your list and they do touch on sensitive racial, ethnic and gender topics but not with the same (intensity?) as Rickles.  I suppose that is what sets him apart...
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Don Rickles Dead
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2017, 04:40:45 PM »
The minute a comedian goes all SJW (ala Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer, Jeff Jefferies etc) it's time to hang it up. Rarely can one be an activist and a comedian (not saying it's impossible). My two least favorite comedian styles are SJW (like a said) and predictable (like Def Comedy Jam in the 90s 'white people do it this way, and black people do it this way'; Dave Chappelle even dissed them). Rickles was a comedic legend, no doubt.