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Archived newspapers report that newspaper critic Frank Breen wrote "Mickey Rooney was pretty weird, to be sure. But he was getting laughs, and that's presumably why he was on the show. In allowing his resentment to get the better of him, Jack Paar definitely did not behave as a true professional. I'd expect any host to take much more than he did before causing such a scene, whether it was on a TV show or in one's home, and whether the guest was drunk or sober." (Paar asked Rooney to leave the set.) See more