Starred in a comedy pilot called "The Unpardonables", about a group of prison inmates who refused parole in order to stay behind bars where they lived a safe, cushy life.
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I'm not a big one for jokes. I can't tell a joke, believe it or not. If you gave me a thousand bucks and said, 'Don, get up at a party and tell a joke', I'm the worst.
When he appeared on the December 13, 1976 episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962), he accidentally broke the wooden cigarette box Johnny Carson kept on his desk. When Carson returned to the show the following night and discovered what had happened, he interrupted filming of CPO Sharkey
(1976) to confront Rickles.
Good-natured insulting of the audience and society in general