Whether you used to watch him on making Johnny Carson crack up, at the Movies, or in a comedy club so far out there the show was “reviewed on Field and Stream“, Rodney Dangerfield kept it Old School. After this classic set on The Tonight Show, you can hear the crowd anticipating a wise crack at every turn, knowing one is always just around the corner.
As I watched this video, I couldn’t help notice that little old-timey-ness in his voice which went great with the old-school themed-bit. Rodney Dangerfield’s shtick was of course the lack of respect being shown to the man. When his wife signed him up for Bridge club, he’s supposed to jump off Tuesday. When he happened to be out on the ledge, a priest was there with a starting pistol. This lack of respect had festered from when he was a new born with his mother not breast-feeding him as she only “wanted to be friends” circling back to his wife not caring if he was in the room while she gave birth since he wasn’t there when she got pregnant!