From May 21, 1974, here is Don Rickles on the Johnny Carson “Tonight” Show, at his best/worst!! This is part 1 of 2. BTW, the NBC band was on strike at this time!!
Video Rating: 4 / 5
The whining PC a-holes weren’t around yet when this show was done. Everyone just laughed at what Don Rickles said cuz they knew it was satire. No whining it bitching by any so-called “groups”. The good days, never to be seen again.
@videoholic50sto70s and why they died of cancer late in life.
NOPE — that Don Rickles is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT FUNNY
Oh goodness, I am a teenager, and I am nostalgic for what television used to be. And that’s just from reruns and specials. I can’t imagine what it’s like for the people that watched this show originally.
man he sounds like lenny bruce here, similar speech pattern
Boom mic is driving me nuts
@pkirles Id NEVER say never again… Someone will come along and take their place..but one can say the originals are normally the best. id have to say the one person who is close to don is gilbert godfrey….DAM CLOSE. they know how to push a gag.
andy kaufman u stole don rickles
Thank you for your comment. I guess the fact that I don´t find him funny, tells more about my lack of humor than his ability to amuse people.
I do – however – LOVE Johnny Carson who cracks me up all the time.
@MichaelinDenmark Don Rickles gets funnier with age. He is a little bit off in this appearance. If you get him on the right mood, nobodier is funnier than don rickles.
He makes me laugh outloud. Not to many people can do that. He is still very funny and he is 85. I am sure he will be funny into his 90′s .
With all due respect, I have never laughed at Don Rickles. I simply do NOT find him funny …. AM I the only one to think that he is absolutely NOT funny?
omg look at that set! shag carpeting and what looks like rhodedendron in the windows. i can’t believe that’s the same studio that leno modernized with the video screens and paneling replacing the curtains
George Bush ?
DON RICKLES IS THE NAME OF THE BRILLIANT SOUL WE KNOW AS MR WARMTH. WE NEED TO LAUGH AT OURSELVES.
When did Carson stop smoking on the air?
What a huge difference in respect in the way people dressed for a late night talk show. I mean really. I watched a talk show recently with some Rapper Little Weiner or whatever his name is. He had no tie and wore a dorag and had his pants down showing his boxers. That is lack of respect ..
The best of the best of the best.
Rickles is 47 in this video! Wow, people definitely look younger these days….I love him though!!
That opening segue poster thing with the blimps is kinda trippy. So low-tech. Can you imagine something like that today??? LOL! I guess the modern equivalent would be some stupid animated graphic. And the animated graphic would continue on in the show itself. They even appear in “news” shows like Fox – LOL!
I was gonna comment exactly on the same thing !!! It gives the TV show such a casual look (though everybody is overdressed) and suggests freedom of rights.. what happened to America? It sacrificed its freedom for security..
Holy cow- shag carpet and a really ugly desk too. The mid 70s weren’t a good time! LOL!
And what’s up with Johnny’s hair?
love the carpet
How cool is it just seeing Johnny light up during the taping! LOL.
Now you can’t even show anybody smoking close to a camera or else people’s heads will spin.