The Don Rickles TV Specials, Vol. 1

The Don Rickles TV Specials, Vol. 1

By The Don Rickles TV Specials

  • Genre: The Don Rickles TV Specials
  • Release Date: 2018-05-04
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Runtime: 1h 36min
  • Director: The Don Rickles TV Specials 1372260294
  • iTunes Price: USD 3.98


Don Rickles is one of comedy’s most famous funnymen. For over five decades years he’s been entertaining around the world, earning the nicknames “Prince of Put-downs” and “Mr. Warmth” (coined affectionately by Johnny Carson) for his style of humor in which he pokes fun at people of various ethnicities and walks of life, all with a mouth and mind that operate at 100 mph in a world where 55 is the norm. A snappy reply is pointless; he has a well-sharpened barb for every attempted comeback that will leave you sputtering while he moves on to his next target. “The Merchant of Venom” is deadly. But if you’ve never seen the Don Rickles TV Specials you don’t know Jack about Don. Credit the CBS and ABC networks for offering him the chance to stretch out in the ‘70s. He jokes, sings, dances, acts and expands the comedy horizons of the typical variety show format. Rickles wears many hats and some rather interesting hairpieces, plus he’s not afraid to laugh at himself or squirm a little. VOLUME 1 features two uncut specials: The Many Sides of Don Rickles and Don Rickles: Alive and Kicking. Guest stars include Don Adams, Anne Meara, Johnny Carson, Harvey Korman, Bob Newhart, Carroll O’Connor, Juliet Prowse and Robert Goulet.