Author Topic: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset  (Read 1148 times)

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There are certain things we aren't allowed to discuss without being thrown into a boiling sulfur pit...so I won't go into detail. But apparently the 86 year old Don Rickles ruffled more than a few feathers with comments about Jack Nicholson and many others. No one was safe. Google it, and then discuss.  :angel:

I grew up watching this guy, Phyllis Diller and the like, so I thought this would be interesting for those who did likewise. Remember the rules or they'll be after us with torches. This thread is about Rickles' attitude of "nothing is sacred" when it comes to his shtick. Thats all. Kind of brave in this day and age where everybody is scared to death to offend anyone. :laugh: C:)

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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 07:52:47 PM »
I love Rickles and you hit the nail right on the head! Oh, and I did google him,
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 08:08:40 PM »


I think if you invite and are a friend of Rickles, you know what to expect- an old bald Jewish comedian in a tuxedo that rips on everyone and everything. No surprise here- the man is a riot. There is a very good documentary about him that anyone who appreciates his special brand should see.


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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 10:12:20 PM »
I think the difference is at a Friar's Roast everybody knew everybody and were all friends. There was no malice in the jokes. It was all about making people laugh. It seems that has gone away with everybody so freaking sensitive about everything!

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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 10:35:26 PM »

I think if you invite and are a friend of Rickles, you know what to expect- an old bald Jewish comedian in a tuxedo that rips on everyone and everything. No surprise here- the man is a riot. There is a very good documentary about him that anyone who appreciates his special brand should see.

Well said. Honestly the Nicholson comment was good for a chuckle and I don't think at all "over the top" or anything, even with all the PC crapola going on.

Funny guy, still razor sharp for his age...well done Mr. Rickles.
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 11:49:14 AM »
Going to a function where Don Rickles is performing and getting upset because he insulted people . . . That's kinda like going to a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert and getting upset because they didn't perform any Marilyn Manson covers.

If I were the President of the United States and Don Rickles did not insult me at a performance I attended, I'd have him arrested and interrogated at Guantanamo.  Obviously that Rickles would be a terrorist imposter!

Getting slagged by Rickles is a sign that you've made it--Its a badge of honor.

And it is pretty much common knowledge among his fans that there is no malice in his act.  Because that is just what it is--an act.
Anyone doubting it should consider this: Rickles has been married 45 years to the same woman.  And his best friend is his polar opposite when it comes to performing-- Bob Newhart.

As Rickles himself has stated: "You know, every night when I go out on stage to do my comedy routines, there's always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I'm always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I'm NOT going to offend!"

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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 11:54:27 AM »


...and Rickles has ALWAYS told "black guy" and "colored guy" jokes. Again, no surprises at all.

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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2012, 12:44:34 PM »

...and Rickles has ALWAYS told "black guy" and "colored guy" jokes. Again, no surprises at all.

When I was in high school I had a teacher who was actually insulted by Rickles at a Vegas show! Rickles asked him his name, and when he said "Doug", Rickles replied with "Doug? Whoever heard of a black guy named Doug? Aren't you guys usually called..." and then he named off some of the more familiar names for the 70's.

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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 05:20:13 PM »
Don Rickles is a national comedy treasure and even in this asinine PC era we live in, anyone going to see Don and then being offended is seriously moronic!
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012, 06:34:48 PM »
Rickles rocks. Period. I hate living amidst all this PC crap.
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2012, 07:35:22 AM »
And Rickles gets a ton of free press and all the late night hosts are talking about him. Genius!
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2012, 09:53:07 AM »
My thoughts:

I have three friends that I have have known for 15-20 years. They are Black. We go at each other with the race jokes. Black vs Spanish (me). We kill it. Things that can not be typed here. At the end, we are saying who had the best one. Give each other dap and continue our friendship.

There is a foundation of mutual respect.

I do not know the extent of Rickles relationship with President Obama. They may be cool enough with each other to have that foundation.

I did not think his President Obama joke was funny. He may have insulted Jack, but that was not based on his race. His President Obama punchline  was based on inferiority. Jack's wasn't. Neither were others.

But I was not offended. Free speech and all that I believe in.

What does offend me are the clowns who made President Obama as a monkey on a T-Shirt. Joe Wilson shouting "You lie" during his speech. The Westboro "Christians" who protest dead military family funerals.

Those instances are unacceptable. Rickles does his thing.
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2012, 10:56:01 AM »
Ricles was and is great. i wish he'd call me a "hockey puck".
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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2012, 01:16:39 PM »
Don Rickles is very funny. As for Westboro *ahem*....let's just say we have a wall at our church HONORING those who have served past and are still active. Without them defending our rights...we wouldn't have any.


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Re: Don Rickles makes fun of....EVERYBODY...and some folks get upset
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2012, 03:00:40 PM »
It wasn't any more offensive than anything else Rickles does.  He's a shock comedian.  People need to get a grip.  All of a sudden, it's wrong? 

 

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