Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Yeagermeister, Oct 5, 2004.
RIP Rodney you will be missed
He made one of the funniest sports quotes ever:
"I went to a fight the other night and a hockey game broke out"
Here's the story
Rodney Dangerfield dead at 82
Tuesday, October 5, 2004 Posted: 8:43 PM EDT (0043 GMT)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Rodney Dangerfield, the bug-eyed comic whose self-deprecating one-liners brought him stardom in clubs, television and movies and made his lament "I don't get no respect" a catchphrase, died Tuesday. He was 82.
Dangerfield, who fell into a coma after undergoing heart surgery, died at 1:20 p.m., said publicist Kevin Sasaki. Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced August 25 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center.
Sasaki said in a statement that Dangerfield suffered a small stroke after the operation and developed infectious and abdominal complications. But in the past week he had emerged from the coma, the publicist said.
Clad in a black suit, red tie and white shirt with collar that seemed too tight, Dangerfield convulsed audiences with lines such as: "When I was born, I was so ugly that the doctor slapped my mother," "When I started in show business, I played one club that was so far out my act was reviewed in Field and Stream," and "Every time I get in an elevator, the operator says the same thing to me: 'Basement?"'
In a 1986 interview, he explained the origin of his "respect" trademark:
"I had this joke: 'I played hide and seek; they wouldn't even look for me.' To make it work better, you look for something to put in front of it: I was so poor, I was so dumb, so this, so that. I thought, 'Now what fits that joke?' Well, 'No one liked me' was all right. But then I thought, a more profound thing would be, 'I get no respect."'
Dangerfield is survived by his wife, Joan, and two children from a previous marriage.
I hate to hear this... he was one of my all-time favorites...
I was fortunate enough to see him live... he was a master at dealing with hecklers...
My favorite Rodney line... I was at one of his concerts... someone from the audience yells out "Hey Rodney... how is your sex life"... Rodney responded... "My sex life... geez... it's like shooting pool with a rope"....
He paved the way for a lot of comics... RIP Rodney... you will be missed...
RIP Rodney, very funny guy and will be greatly missed.
"With a hat like that you oughta get a free bowl of soup!"
How sad... he was so funny. RIP Rodney... now you'll have respect...
"Last night I came home, I walked in the house, I picked up the extension. My wife was having phone sex with some guy. I told the guy, "Don't let her fool you, she's faking it."
"I took my wife out for our anniversary. I toasted her and said, here's to the best woman a man ever had. The waiter joined me."
The guy was pure genius. Sad day.
I bought a used car... my wife's dress was in the back seat...
I tell ya, my wife was never nice. On our first date, I asked her if I could give her a goodnight kiss on the cheek - she bent over!
"My wife said she wanted to have sex in the back seat. That was okay, but she wanted me to drive."
My kid was giving me a hard time... I told him some day he would have kids of his own...
He said "So will you"....
We need a good rim shot image here... lol
"Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid."
"I had a blind date once... she showed up pregnant... she told me her and her boyfriend had gotten in a fight... I told her next time to have him knock her DOWN"...
"I met the surgeon general - he offered me a cigarette."
Oh, my wife loves vacations. The other night she told me, "I wanna go someplace I've never been before." I took her to a men's room.
Oh, last week was a rough week. I noticed my gums were shrinking. I was brushing my teeth with Preparation H.
I'm getting old. I got no sex life. I get tired just holding up the magazine. At my age, I like to get sex over quickly. Then I can get to the nap.
"Yeah, I know I'm ugly...I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said 'God beat me to it.
I met a blind date in a bar one time... I walked up to her and said... "Are you Gina?"....
She said "Are you Rodney?" I said "Yes"... she said... "I'm not Gina"....
I know the best way to get girls. I hang out at prisons and wait for parolees.
What a childhood I had, why, when I took my first step, my old man tripped me!
when I go to a nude beach, I always take a ruler with me. Yeah, just in case I have to prove something.