Don Rickles Sounds Off
Don Rickles was tearing into celebrities before Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was even a pup. The caustic comic's appearances on The Tonight Show and Dean Martin's Celebrity Roast are legendary, and his role voicing Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films introduced his acidic attitude to the Disney crowd. TNT's holiday TV-movie The Wool Cap, in which Rickles plays a kindly neighbor to William H. Macy's down-on-his-luck mute, lets him show off a sweeter side. But never fear: The 78-year-old can still let fly his sharp wit.TV Guide Online: How was it working with William H. Macy?Don Rickles: He was great. He treated me royally. He and Steve Schachter, who wrote the script together, tell me they weren't considering anybody else for my part.
TVGO: Who first called you Mr. Warmth?Rickles: Johnny Carson did that on The Tonight Show, and I loved it. Merv Griffin called me "the Mercha
Mon, Nov 22, 2004