"Mr. Warmth" Don Rickles
When we began to create the Featured Guest series the pick for first guest was not a difficult choice. "Mr. Warmth" Don Rickles made so many great appearances on The Tonight Show featuring Johnny Carson that the only difficult choice was which shows to release. We're quite pleased with the 2 full shows that were selected for Volume 1 and if you're a fan of Don Rickles, we hope that you've had a chance to watch them. If not you should definitely check out the DVD. At the age of 89, Don Rickles is still going strong, here's a link to a great article about Rickles, discussing the Emmy-winning documentary Mr. Warmth as well as his continued career as a stand up comedian. Also for you classic TV fans, you might be interested to know that there's been a DVD release of Don Rickles show CPO Sharkey (The Complete Season 1). The bonus feature on that set is the famous moment when Johnny goes on the set of CPO Sharkey during filming to mess with Rickles for breaking his cigarette box the night before. If you've never viewed that moment, it's Tonight Show gold and is included on the Timeless Moments collection, as well as a portion from the night before when Rickles broke the box with guest host Bob Newhart. Rickles isn't finished yet, and we salute "Mr. Warmth" for being more popular than ever.