DTS: Don Rickles

Charlie Foxtrot

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Never saw him, but a friend of my father's did. A big, loud Paisano with a booming laugh, he was Rickles' foil throughout the Vegas show. Thought he was going to die laughing.

 
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Aw man. That sucks. He was awesome...especially back in the '80s during his Big Hair era...

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mikewof

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Legend has it when the yang of Don R. dies, that the yin of Doris Day will also pass to meet him at the gates within a year, so that the fish can chase its tail into eternity.

 
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My brother was a chef at Harrahs in Stateline NV. The headliners would usually either walk through the kitchen to be seated, or order from his restaurant for room service. He said Rickles would walk through the kitchen and bag on every one in the kitchen. Messing with the dishwashers and the cooks. Basically doing his act live in person. A good tipper who everyone liked to see.

Complete opposite of Bill Cosby who everyone fucking hated and was a terrible tipper.

 

SloopJonB

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We had a restaurant here that must have based itself on Rickles - the staff would relentlessly insult the customers. Pretty good shtick for a while.

RIP Don - thanks for all the laughs.

 
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