Rodney Dangerfield RIP

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k3rry (dymaxia), Tuesday, 5 October 2004 23:38 (seventeen years ago) link

That's very sad.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Tuesday, 5 October 2004 23:44 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm comforted by the fact that Rodney would undoubtedly turn up at his own funeral playing Kenny Loggins loudly on a ghetto-blaster, smoking cigars and making off-colour comments about the deceased, i.e. himself.

RIP Rodney.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Tuesday, 5 October 2004 23:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Ribald died today.

Core of Sphagnum (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 5 October 2004 23:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Bummer

roger adultery, Wednesday, 6 October 2004 00:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Someone take his wife, please!!

Hayden (Pow, Pow, Pow) (haitch), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 00:21 (seventeen years ago) link

That's Henny Youngman dipshit.

Cat Steve, Wednesday, 6 October 2004 00:49 (seventeen years ago) link

haha

AaronHz (AaronHz), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

shit, fuck...

joseph pot (STINKOR™), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 01:03 (seventeen years ago) link

RIP

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 6 October 2004 01:20 (seventeen years ago) link

oh, horrible news. I really liked him

kyle (akmonday), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 01:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Too bad.

He filmed Back to School here in Madison.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 01:48 (seventeen years ago) link

i got the CNN email update about this the moment the VP debate started. i dont know what to make of that.

regardless, im sad.

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:02 (seventeen years ago) link

With my wife I don't get no respect. I made a toast on her birthday to 'the best woman a man ever had.' The waiter joined me.

I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.

I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.

Yeah, I know I'm ugly...I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said 'God beat me to it.'

My wife was afraid of the dark...then she saw me naked and now she's afraid of the light.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

I'm taking Viagra and drinking prune juice - I don't know if I'm coming or going.

My uncle's dying wish - he wanted me on his lap....He was in the electric chair.

If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all.

I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself.

joseph pot (STINKOR™), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:05 (seventeen years ago) link

WHEN I WAS BORN THE DOCTOR SLAPPED MY MOTHER

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:10 (seventeen years ago) link

someone please embed rappin' rodney into this thread? kthx

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Rodney had an exceptional run for a ribald comedian. Usually ribald comedians die in their 50s. Look at the Carry On regulars.

Core of Sphagnum (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:14 (seventeen years ago) link

i got rappin rodney on 12"
rip

juiceboxxx (juiceboxxx), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:17 (seventeen years ago) link

core: rodney didn't get famous until he was like 40.

cutty (mcutt), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Death doesn't grant you extra decades if your career takes off late. Look at Jeff Buckley.

Core of Sphagnum (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 02:21 (seventeen years ago) link

The anchorwoman tonight introduced the report by saying "He claimed to never get any, but tonight, Hollywood pays its respects to Rodney Dangerfield...."

I made a face at the tv.

From IMDB: Was the first entertainer to own a Website (www.rodney.com) which was launched in February 1995.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 03:31 (seventeen years ago) link

that's pretty cool.

Remy (x Jeremy), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 03:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Shades of Sarah Vowell's plea to news organizations to play anything but "My Way" upon Sinatra's death.

xpost

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 03:37 (seventeen years ago) link

i have to say i never "got" rodney dangerfield

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 03:59 (seventeen years ago) link

"I feel sorry for short people. They're the last to know when it rains."

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 04:04 (seventeen years ago) link

1. i have to say i never "got" rodney dangerfield
-- amateur!!!st (---...), October 6th, 2004.

Yeah, I know, his brand of conceptual humor goes over a lot of heads.

2. Does this mean Rover Dangerfield gone too?

3. When I was in middle school I was a very depressed and lonely kid. I was convinced the only way to make friends was to be funny, so I of course obsessed over comedy. I would go to Borders and buy every book in the humor section. It didn't matter if it was a comedian I liked or didn't like, I'd buy their book. I bought every comedy album I could. I had a million George Carlin albums. I had a monty python box set. I would only go to the comedy section when I rented movies. Airplane was my favorite movie of all time. I bought every comic's standup routine on tape. I ordered several volumes of Def Comedy Jam on tape. I believe I've seen every episode of SNL from the first season till about 94. Every episode of Kids in the Hall and In Living Color as well. Did a huge in depth report on the Marx brothers. Needless to say I watched hours and hours of Rodney Dangerfield. I could really relate to him; which isn't something many kids say about 50 year old men.

David Allen (David Allen), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 07:32 (seventeen years ago) link

tell the waiter this low grade dog foor, I mean this stake's still got marks from the jockey hitting it.

R.I.P Rodney

lukey (Lukey G), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 07:42 (seventeen years ago) link

i saw caddyshack on a plane home a week or so ago - what a great movie. i also saw rover dangerfield on cable a few weeks ago, tho it wasn't good enough to stick through till the end...

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 07:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey, if it gets any more exciting in here, a funeral's gonna break out...

Nah, you're all right.

It is a shame, if not rather expected. I have to say that he was never really my 'kind' of humourist, but prolonged exposure by my boyfriend has made me very fond of the man. So sad sad news (not as sad as Russ M, though, whose RIP thread I think I missed, so boo to that as well)

emil.y (emil.y), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 09:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Hey Whitey where's your hat.

RIP RODNEY

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 10:03 (seventeen years ago) link

'you buy a hat like that you get a free bowl of soup, Looks good on you though.'

lukey (Lukey G), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 10:48 (seventeen years ago) link

'oh you must have been something before electricity...how would you like to make fourteen dollars the hard way.'

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 10:50 (seventeen years ago) link

man. that sucks.

AaronK (AaronK), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 11:33 (seventeen years ago) link

"rappin' rodney" was on the official rodney website last i looked.

pfeffernuesse (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 12:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Let us not forget the cameo appearance at the end of the "Dancing on the Ceiling" video, a true sign of the times.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 13:25 (seventeen years ago) link

“I tell ya I get no respect from anyone. I bought a cemetery plot. The guy said, ‘There goes the neighbourhood!’ ”
———
“When I was born, I was so ugly that the doctor slapped my mother.”
———
“When I started in show business, I played one club that was so far out, my act was reviewed in Field and Stream.”
———
“Every time I get in an elevator, the operator says the same thing to me: ‘Basement?’ ”
———
“When my parents got divorced, there was a custody fight over me. ... and no one showed up.”
———
“I never got girls when I was a kid. One girl told me, ‘Come on over, there’s nobody home.’ I went over. There was nobody home.”
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“When I was three years old, my parents got a dog. I was jealous of the dog, so they got rid of me.”
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“When we got married, the first thing my wife did was put everything under both names — hers and her mother’s.”
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“With my wife, I don’t get no respect. The other night there was a knock on the front door. My wife told me to hide in the closet.”
———
“With my wife, I get no respect. I fell asleep with a cigarette in my hand. She lit it.”

Huk-L, Wednesday, 6 October 2004 13:32 (seventeen years ago) link

there's a cool interview somewhere online where the dude smkes reefer with rodney... it might even have been on Rolling Stone.

stevie (stevie), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 13:45 (seventeen years ago) link

How do you not "get" Rodney Dangerfield? His whole act is one-liners! What's not to get?

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 13:48 (seventeen years ago) link

i dunno, i get the one-liners, but i've just never found him that exciting. maybe i should have seen his stage act or something. anyway.

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link

:(

Professor Challenger (ex machina), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:49 (seventeen years ago) link

This is a low.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:50 (seventeen years ago) link

i like the rodney dangerfield impersonation on the simpsons, though.

anyway RIP

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think Playtime could have been conceived of without the influence of Rodney Dangerfield.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

are you confusing rodney dangerfield with art buckwald?

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:52 (seventeen years ago) link

And that wasn't an impersonation on the Simpsons, it was him, if you're talking about the episode about Burns' illegitimite son.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:53 (seventeen years ago) link

oh, well that was pretty dope. RIP rodney

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah, he was great on the Simpsons.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 15:57 (seventeen years ago) link

amateurist you just need to watch caddyshack - the highpoint of his career, as well as the pinnacle of western civilization.

still bevens (bscrubbins), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 16:47 (seventeen years ago) link

don't forget to watch Easy Money as well.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 16:57 (seventeen years ago) link

when i finish grad apps i will order a few pizzas and watch those!

amateur!!!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 21:13 (seventeen years ago) link

watch wally sparks!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 22:56 (seventeen years ago) link

"I hear this place is restricted, Wang, so don't tell 'em you're Jewish, OK?"

I was genuinely bummed when I heard about this last night. RIP, Rodney. (Thank god he's been cloned!)

morris pavilion (samjeff), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 23:10 (seventeen years ago) link

howard stern was doing a sort of tribute this morning. they played an interview with him talking about the upcoming surgery and death. brought a tear to my glass eye.

joseph pot (STINKOR™), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 23:36 (seventeen years ago) link

They replayed the Terry Gross interview with him today also, and it actually made my eyes a little watery. He talked about how he only saw his father two hours a year and his mom was basically a selfish bitch who slept late and never did anything for him. He said he never had fun during his childhood and every morning got up early to work at a kiosk before school, where he ate a donut and orangeade for breakfast.

As an adult, Dangerfield made up with his father, but the part that really got me was his father's funeral. Dangerfield was the only person there and while his father was being lowered into the ground one of the workers asked for his autograph.

Hurting (Hurting), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 23:59 (seventeen years ago) link

God, that poor guy. Rest in peace, Rodney.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:28 (seventeen years ago) link

I never respected him.

a banana (alanbanana), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:05 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
I miss him.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 25 August 2006 20:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Huh. I don't remember him having died at all. I thought this was a new thread.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 25 August 2006 20:13 (fifteen years ago) link

the Rolling Stone interview just before he died where he's wandering around in a robe with his dick hanging out, smoking pot, his Mormon bimbo wife making him breakfast while he "waits to die"... so bleak.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 25 August 2006 20:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Huh. I don't remember him having died at all. I thought this was a new thread.

Same here!

Thermo Thinwall (Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 25 August 2006 23:24 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember seeing him perform one time years ago. During a lull in the show, he got hit with a round of heckles. He had obviously dealth with this a trillion times and had a killer retort for every one.

Then one guy with an amazingly loud voice shouts out, "Hey Rodney, when does the show start?"

There was an awkward pause for about five seconds, and for a moment it seemed the heckler got the better of him. Then, with absolutely perfect timing he deadpans, "Why don't you just go fuck yourself?" It absolutely brought the house down.

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Friday, 25 August 2006 23:42 (fifteen years ago) link

awesome.

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 25 August 2006 23:48 (fifteen years ago) link

'oh you must have been something before electricity...how would you like to make fourteen dollars the hard way.'

he was killer

=[[ (eman), Friday, 25 August 2006 23:50 (fifteen years ago) link

from wikipedia:

He took the name Rodney Dangerfield, a pseudonym which had been used by Ricky Nelson on the TV program The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

In 2004, Rodney's autobiography, It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs (ISBN 0066211077) was published. The book's original title was My Love Affair With Marijuana, a reference to the drug he smoked daily for sixty years.

In keeping with his "No Respect" persona, his headstone reads simply, "Rodney Dangerfield - There goes the neighborhood."

=[[ (eman), Saturday, 26 August 2006 00:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Huh. I don't remember him having died at all. I thought this was a new thread.

Same here!

Same here II. Did he die on a big news day or something?

jim wentworth (wench), Saturday, 26 August 2006 00:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Rodney Dangerfield, 25 years ago.

Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Saturday, 26 August 2006 01:43 (fifteen years ago) link

I wonder if he ever saw his appearance as the Minister of Optimism in Cerebus.

Danny Aioli (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 26 August 2006 02:03 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

# Caddyshack (1980)
# Easy Money (1983) (also writer)
# Back to School (1986) (also writer)

# Rover Dangerfield (1991) (voice) (also writer and producer)
# Ladybugs (1992)
# Meet Wally Sparks (1997) (also writer and producer)

What happened to Rodney between 1986 and 1991 that he fell off so hard. What was he up to?

fantastic mr. forks (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

""I say 'no' to drugs. Whenever someone asks me for some of my drugs
I say, 'no.'"
— Rodney Dangerfield

velko, Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

Was he in Vegas then? I think he had his own steady show for a while.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 November 2009 21:53 (twelve years ago) link

he was already 65 when he made Back To School, I would say he probably kicked back and enjoyed his money and fame but it seems like he did a lot of TV work and standup after that. I mean his schtick isn't necessarily well suited to movies and he kinda got lucky that he managed to make a couple good big ones.

it's a crazy college where you come from (some dude), Sunday, 29 November 2009 22:03 (twelve years ago) link

What happened to Rodney between 1986 and 1991 that he fell off so hard. What was he up to?

injured himself doing the triple lindy iirc.

Pedro Paramore (jim), Sunday, 29 November 2009 22:05 (twelve years ago) link

I saw Rodney in Bloomingdales about 20 years ago, in summer, in khaki shorts, carrying a window fan he'd just purchased (i presume for his comedy club, about 4 blocks away).

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 November 2009 03:44 (twelve years ago) link

also his standup >>>>>>>>>>>>>> dumbass '80s movies

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 November 2009 03:45 (twelve years ago) link

wally sparks does have the classic line, when the squirrel runs up his pants, "get your OWN nuts!!!!!"

T.M.I. Friday's (s1ocki), Monday, 30 November 2009 06:39 (twelve years ago) link

he was in Vegas by the late 90s/had his own comedy club. he did a bunch of shitty direct-to-video movies towards the end too.

his standup stuff/TV appearances are amazing

Gimme That Christian Side-hug, that Christian Side-hug (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 30 November 2009 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

easily my favorite standup ever, after Pryor

Gimme That Christian Side-hug, that Christian Side-hug (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 30 November 2009 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

His HBO specials in the late 80s were more formative of my identity than pretty much anything save my parents.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DaxfWgn2KY

R.I. fuckin P. you two

Euler, Monday, 30 November 2009 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

Some great Rodney stories from way back when he was Jack Roy: http://classicshowbiz.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-interview-with-stanley-dean-part-one.html

"I have a guy who is a tremendous comedy talent. I think your office would do well to come and see him. I would like to arrange a meeting for you to meet him." He said, "Okay. How about two o'clock on Wednesday?" "Fine." That's what we did. I went there with Rodney and I said, "When we walk into the office - I want you to walk over to him, shake his hand and say, 'Pleasure to meet you,' and walk to the back of the office. I'll sit with him at his desk. Say hello and nothing else. Nothing else." Because this guy, Jack Roy, could destroy himself in a hurry.

You know? So, that's what happened. Nat Kalcheim said to me, "Where can we see him work?" I said, "A place in the Village." I was gonna get him a place where everybody used to work - Dick Cavett, Woody Allen, Joan Rivers - so I took him down there. It was run by a woman. A little club that seated twenty-five people at the most. I walked in there with Rodney. I said, "Sit down." I went up to her and I said, "You see that guy sitting over there? He is a very - funny - comedian. Would you let him do a few minutes? If you see him work you'll want him for a few weeks."

She said, "Stanley. He does not look like a comedian." I said, "You can't go by his looks! Take my word for it. You won't be sorry." "Okay. Five minutes. That's all." I went over to him. "Here's what you're going to do. You're gonna go up. Do five minutes. And get the hell off. That is all. Okay? That's it." He does... and they went nuts. When you saw him in this tiny little room - he looked like a giant. If you're a good performer in a small area - it's always better than a vast area. You have a better connection - you with them and they with you. It's always better. She loved him. She said to me, "I want him here for a couple weeks. I only pay forty dollars."

He said, "Don't worry, I'll drink it." He went to work there and the room suited him to a tee. He was an animal. To see him up close - it had a great effect and the jokes were sensational. Next week on a Wednesday I brought people from the Morris office down. Nat Kalcheim and six guys came down. They watched him and they turned to me and said, "He is very funny... but what do we do with him?" I said, "What do you mean what to do with him!? Take him to Ed Sullivan and have him perform during the Sunday run-through!"

When you did the Sullivan show they had a run-through on Sunday afternoon that started around ten in the morning. When I first did it I said, "Jesus, how many people are going to be on this show?" But as it turned out, what they would do is... they have half a dozen performers that were already booked [for the live show at night], but they also had several performers that were not booked. They would do the show in the afternoon so they could have a look at them. So I said, "If you put him on Sullivan - if he's a big hit in the afternoon... no one is taking any chances.

If he isn't a hit, he doesn't do the show. But if he is a hit... I tell you... he will be, I can sense it, I can see it, I can feel it. He is going to be a successful comedian and there is no telling to what extent. His material... without question... he is one of the top ten comedians I have ever heard. Material, jokes, delivery, freshness." As far as the person goes... well, there wasn't much to talk about. But as a performer! You could sense it.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:28 (nine years ago) link

Those promo shots!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Uv_XTbtvrzA/UDxUTm_XHJI/AAAAAAAAMuI/pb3LSkInf9I/s400/Picture+55.png

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:31 (nine years ago) link

More great reading about the old days : http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2011/10/the-schleppers.html

Loo Reading (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 20:51 (nine years ago) link

^^^awes piece thx for the link!

stop swearing and start windmilling (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:03 (nine years ago) link

The Simpsons episode with Rodney is so great. I remember the writers remarking on how hard it was to write those one-liners.

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:05 (nine years ago) link

Nesteroff's own blog and long pieces for WFMU are utterly U&K. Maron's WTF with him is worth seeing out.

Would pay money to see well-done Jack Roy/Rodney biopic

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 September 2012 21:30 (nine years ago) link

Rodney/Roy pops up in Albert Goldman's Lenny Bruce biography a few times

Trad., Arrrgh (stevie), Thursday, 20 September 2012 07:04 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Listening to No Respect (1980) right now.

"I only get girls cause of who I am...a rapist!"

this is the dream of avril and chad (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 05:27 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

Full set from Westbury Music Fair, N.Y. 1983

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 25 January 2013 18:21 (eight years ago) link

oooh!

Welcome to my world of proses (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 25 January 2013 18:32 (eight years ago) link

two years pass...

Just bought a used vinyl copy of No Respect. Had no idea it came out on Casablanca!

Fetty Wap Is Strong In Here (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 27 October 2015 20:16 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

An oral history of "Back to School". Includes this amazing tidbit (so to speak):

Basil: Rodney came to a showcase at the Comedy Store I was on along with Louie Anderson, Bob Saget, Yakov Smirnoff and others. He liked my act and casted me in his first HBO special, the 9th Annual Young Comedians Special in 1984. We first met in the Green Room at Dangerfield’s, Rodney’s comedy club in New York City. His testicles were hanging out of his robe. Anyone who spent any private time with Rodney saw them. He was only comfortable in a bathrobe, but he never tied it shut all the way and never wore underwear. So the boys kinda hung out to catch some air. They were exceptionally low-hanging, like a grandfather clock.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 13:40 (four years ago) link

hall of tmi

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:14 (four years ago) link

a grandfather's cock

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:23 (four years ago) link

Joan keeps a bottle of Rodney’s sweat in her refrigerator

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:42 (four years ago) link

Maybe it's ball sweat.

Monster fatberg (Phil D.), Tuesday, 26 September 2017 14:48 (four years ago) link

I suspect a lot of younger ppl fail to investigate his stand up, thinking he's just the "no respect guy". Their loss

rip van wanko, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 16:54 (four years ago) link

We all remember him for his rapping.

pplains, Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:24 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

Did y'all know about Where's Rodney, the failed NBC pilot where Rodney advises a 14-year-old, Play It Again, Sam-style, on his growing pains?

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 25 January 2018 17:48 (three years ago) link

I vaguely remember seeing it at the time. The TV at my house was almost always tuned to NBC back then, and at the time the network was found of burning off unsold pilots they had access to as filler programming.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 25 January 2018 21:59 (three years ago) link

Rabin not kidding about how terrible it is (there’s a link to it on Daily Motion in the article) but a few things amused me: the WTFness of the scene with the banana, how much the main actor resembles a pipsqueak version of Bill Maher, and the surrealism of the premise—which, yes, I know is ripped off from Woody Allen, but the idea of Rodney actually being pulled, forcibly (by what? magic?), out of his real life to just appear and help this kid out treats it far more like something that is *actually happening* rather than Woody being visited by Bogie’s ghost in what we can easily read as a fantasy of the Woody character.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Friday, 26 January 2018 03:46 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

His Centennial was two days ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6QzY6KbCUQ

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 13:50 (one week ago) link


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