Dave Alan WQSR Baltimore (mediawatch)
Post Number: 5
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:52 pm: ��||���|
LOS ANGELES - Rodney Dangerfield (news), 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 Aug. 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.
Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
Post Number: 750
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 8:56 pm: ��||���|
It is sad...I thought it was just a matter of time after that surgery, not to sound morbid. RIP Rodney.
Post Number: 92
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 10:43 pm: ��||���|
This is a shock. Last I heard was that he was recovering well. He was one of a kind and always made me laugh. God Bless and Rest His Soul!
Post Number: 88
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 12:13 am: ��||���|
Post Number: 317
Posted From: 220.127.116.11
|Posted on Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - 12:37 am: ��||���|
Rodney Dangerfield was hilarious. He'll have them rolling in the clouds. RIP
Post Number: 334
Posted From: 18.104.22.168
|Posted on Friday, October 08, 2004 - 9:43 pm: ��||���|
I love that guy and all the movies he was in. "No respect," he says. "No respect." Well, he finally got some.
Post Number: 121
Posted From: 22.214.171.124
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 4:46 pm: ��||���|
Rodney Dangerfield always made me laugh. He was one of a kind.
Post Number: 477
Posted From: 126.96.36.199
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 6:55 pm: ��||���|
As funny as Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Ted Knight were in Caddyshack, Rodney owned that movie every second he was on the screen. Back to School was a great vehicle for Rodney....hell he even made Ladybugs watchable and that wasn't easy.
Like most Americans, I spent the better part of Tuesday emailing and recounting my fave "I get no respect lines". Laughed till I cried....then laughed some more.
Mark Speck (mark_speck)
Post Number: 237
Posted From: 188.8.131.52
|Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 7:06 pm: ��||���|
Considering the state of his health, I wasn't shocked that he passed away.
I was saddened, to be sure, as Rodney was one of my heroes (I was notorious in high school for doing a Rodney impression--people either really liked or hated me, LOL!), but at the same time, I was happy. I thought of all the times Rodney made me double over with laughter, and I was also happy that his suffering was over. No man could go through that many operations and be the same ever again.
RIP and God Bless, Rodney,...for God blessed us with the gift of your humor.
Post Number: 43
Posted From: 184.108.40.206
|Posted on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 9:01 am: ��||���|
From Back to School:
"Hey, everybody, outside, it's Bruce Springsteen....."
Everyone leaves the registration booth to go outside to look at the limo parked in front.
"Come on, son. Let's register!"