B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23 Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1645 times:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rodney Dangerfield (news), the goggle-eyed comic famed for his self-deprecating one-liners and signature phrase "I can't get no respect," died on Tuesday at age 82, his publicist said.
AzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 756 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1587 times:
In an interview right before his heart surgery, he was asked how long he would be in the hospital. This isn't a direct quote, but very close. He said, "If everything goes well, about a week. If it doesn't, about an hour and a half!"
Rodney, you have made me laugh for years. May you now have peace.
Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
ORDflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1486 times:
This is certainly a sad loss for the comedy world...Caddyshack is up there as one of my favorite comedies of all time. But who was the better comedian in that film, Rodney Dangerfield or Ted Knight?
Thats a tough one...while they both had great performances, I'm leaning towards Dangerfield. He had so many great lines and gags in the movie. Some of my favorite parts were when he drove his car onto the tee with the horn playing "in the money" and his golf bag that had a radio and tv built in. "So what...let's dance!"
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
RIP Mr. Dangerfield. He helped many an act get off the ground by putting them onstage, helping them get HBO specials, putting them on his tours. His generosity and mentoring probably brought him more respect than most others in his profession will ever get.
MxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
Caddyshack wouldn't have been so funny, IMHO, without the comic genius of Rodney Dangerfield. As for who was funnier, Ted Knight or Rodeny, I think they played off each other's strengths to give two fantastic performances!
RIP, sir. May you now know respect!
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DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
KC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1415 times:
As some of you may know, Rodney starred in "Ladybugs" with Jonathan Brandis way back when. Not too long ago Mr. Brandis killed himself and now Rodney is gone. I wonder who's next... Honestly, I never was a fan of either actor, but I do find it a little sad.
GulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1389 times:
I completely agree.. Ted and Rodney were comedy geniuses against each other.
Al Czervik : What're we, waiting for these guys? HEY WHITEY, Where's your hat?
Judge Smails : Do you mind, sir. I'm trying to tee off.
Al Czervik : I'll bet you a hundred bucks you slice it into the woods.
Judge Smails : Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir, and I never slice.
[Swings club, slices ball into woods]
Judge Smails : DAMN.
Al Czervik : OK, you can owe me.
Judge Smails : I owe you nothing.
(After having a terrible first part of the tournament..)
"Are you kidding? I should have stayed home and played with MYSELF!"
At the clubhouse for dinner, to the waitress..
"Hey, doll. Could you scare up another round for our table over here? And tell the cook this is low grade dogfood. I've had better food at the ballgame, you know? This steak still has marks from where the jockey was hitting it."
"Last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it. "
"Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity. "
[after accidentally hitting Judge Smails in the crotch with his golf ball] "I should have yelled "two".
Aa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 25, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1384 times:
"I hear this place is restricted Wang, so don't tell em you're Jewish"
I also have to mention "Ladybugs"
"Matthew and I are getting along better, I mean for Christmas I got him a CTA (Switzerland)">BB-gun and he got me a sweater with a bullseye on it, he's got a sick sense of humor but we are gettin' along"
"My name is Chester, I'm great, I'm wonderful, everybody likes me..
-Chester my name is ____ and to me, you look like a giant asshole
-If I'm a giant asshole you must be contagious"