Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #10


Today's Adventure: Don Rickles, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Carson entertain the masses.

14 comments:

Donald J. Rickles said...

Thank you for the shout out.


You big dummy. I'm so steamed you got this blog. . . .


What the hell are you laughin' at, lady? You're the one who's carrying to watermelons under her skirt.

Yehr, yehr, I said it lady. What the hell do you think this is, Billy Graham? For my next sermon, I'll unscrew my navel and an organ'll play.

Look at this, the queer got excited: "he's gonna play anorgan"

I kid, sir.




Uh, are you queer?

Tom Sutpen said...

For those who may be inclined to outrage over some of the terminology employed in the last comment, Mr. Rickles was honoring us with selections from his 1968 Warner Bros. LP, Hello, Dummy.

We now return you to 'The Rat Race'; already in progress.

Kreisler said...

There's no arguing with those lapels

Robert Fiore said...

I've always wondered, do any tapes exist of Rickles' night club routines when he was in his prime? I tend to think they'd be a bit less inhibited than the two LPs and his TV appearances.

It's weird to think that he and Lenny Bruce were contemporaries, but they were.

Donald J. Rickles said...

For those who may be inclined to outrage over some of the terminology employed in the last comment

Look at this -- the Sutpen boy must'a made college!

Your parents must be soooo impressed!

(I think he bought that. . . .)

Look kid, don't just sit there in your sneakers, get up in the room and work something out. Do what I do, play "Marine Raiders". . . .

Tempest said...

Robert Fiore funny you should mention Rickles possibly comedy routine being less inhibited than on an LP. I went to a Johnny Carson taping session in 1975 or thereabouts (damn that studio was cold and cramped). Buddy Hackett was there. During the breaks Hackett entertained the audience with some pretty dirty jokes and it was a blast. Really side splitting.
When the taping resumed it was back to the Wasteland.

Bet it was the same with Don Rickles. The best stuff, the Good Stuff, THE CLASSIC STUFF was live and not in front of a camera.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I remember that program. Rickles was a scream. As the song said, "You've either got or you haven't got style". Frank, what the heck were you thinking with that leisure suit?

Tom Degan
http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Sock MonKey 1 said...

That is such a typical Carson image- breaking up over a comic's shtick. I can't tell for sure, but it looks as though Johnny's ash tray is still on the desk. Guess he was puffing those L&Ms on camera when leisure suits were in vogue.

blankemon said...

A clip from the show pictured:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9lTI0PSZWk

Flynn D said...

Thanks for the video clip. Man but it brings back fond memories.It's a wonderful thing watching giants of the industry kid around with one another.

Bob Hope, Johnny and Dean Martin reduced to riotous tears by George Gobel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue3Gcp_5ESs

Greg said...

blankemon, that's the one alright. Pause it at 2:16 to see the exact moment this picture was taken from a different angle.

Gerard Saylor said...

Speaking of ashtrays...

I love that second clip with Dean-o using Gobel's beer cup as one.

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

Sock Monkey...

I actually met Carson in 1972 when I was thirteen. That night he was smoking Benson & Hedges.

Cheers!

Tom Degan

Timmy said...

I remember Don poking fun at Sinatra's advancing senility during Frank's 80th birfday show. I cornered Don about 7 years ago, at the Hollywood studios, after he gave an exausted, hilarious, seat of the pants performance for a commercial he was filming & asked him to autograph one of those LP's, & he waved off his protector & graciously, signed it for me, completely out of breath. What a madman!