Thursday, July 31, 2014
Here's another in our series of flashbacks to special moments in television comedy. Don Rickles was a frequent guest on the Johnny Carson late night TV show. One night in November 1976, Johnny's guest was Frank Sinatra.
In the middle of their conversation, Don Rickles struts in and quickly takes over, making Carson and Sinatra crack up with laughter.
With heavy use of Italian dialect and references to organized crime, Rickles has the audience in his hands. He looks around and sees Sinatra, Carson, and Ed McMahon. He says "I'm a Jew, you're an Italian, here's a what? and here's a great Irishman. This is America."
Sinatra finishes up with a funny story about how Rickles exploited their personal connection in a restaurant encounter.
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