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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[Asked by Jay Leno
if he ever worries that his insult comedy might be too offensive for the audience] You know, every night when I go out on stage, 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!
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