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Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989)

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Special 6 May 1989
Cable TV Special. Rodney Auditions for an adult movie and finds out all men are not created equal. Get ready for a wild time at Rodney's Place, with special guests Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Allen and Sam Kinison.

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Credited cast:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Allen ... Himself
Bernadette Birkett ... Stern Woman
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Smitty (as Vance Colvig)
Dennis Drake Dennis Drake ... Bathroom Attendant
Richard Epcar ... The Man
Ray Fell Ray Fell
John Fox John Fox ... Himself
Jeff Foxworthy ... Himself
Marla Frees Marla Frees ... Waitress #1 (as Marla Fries)
Gretchen German ... Young Woman
Johnny Green Johnny Green ... Boy #2
Kevin Peter Hall ... Richard Small
Linda Hoffman Linda Hoffman ... Waitress #2
Ron Jeremy ... Himself
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Cable TV Special. Rodney Auditions for an adult movie and finds out all men are not created equal. Get ready for a wild time at Rodney's Place, with special guests Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Allen and Sam Kinison.

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6 May 1989 (USA) See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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Summed up in two words: devastatingly unfunny.
20 February 2006 | by pchristi-2See all my reviews

I saw this on some premium channel the other night, and let me just say it has not aged well. Is this what passed for comedy in 1989? Watching this now, you'd think that cursing in a comedy had just been invented. Every time someone drops the f-bomb, the hideously dressed and mostly white audience howls with laughter. Really? Sure, I used to laugh pretty hard when my friends and I would use a curse word, but that was when I was in second grade and wasn't supposed to be saying them.

To be fair, I'm sure shock comedy was the way to go then. Audiences weren't used to people screaming obscenities on stage, and the outrageousness of it must have been pretty funny. But you need more than that today. For comparison, watch The Aristocrats, a veritable how-to for weaving shock into real laughs. Without coherence, timing and (gasp!) actual jokes, the only thing this special elicits today is yawns.


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