Remembering Don Rickles, he will be missed.
Mr. Warmth, never at a loss for words, a true comedy genius. He will be missed. Sadly we got the news yesterday that Don Rickles had passed away. As we began to compile some footage together for the tribute video included in this post, we were reminded that we won't see another one like him. Johnny came up with the famous nickname "Mr. Warmth" and like so many things that Johnny came up with, it stuck. When we were discussing the idea that later became the Featured Guest Series, a collection of the most beloved guests that appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, there was never a question about who the first guest would be. It just had to be Don Rickles. While reviewing the Don Rickles episodes for Volume 1 there were almost too many great appearances to choose from. Don Rickles made for a great guest, every time. I believe he was truly one of Johnny's favorites, and he certainly is one of mine. We'll miss you Don.