Don Rickles: Here are some of his most memorable (and acidic) celebrity insults

The king of insult comics, he found the perfect balance of making fun of people while earning their love at the same time, resulting in his preferred nickname of “Mr. Legendary comedian Don Rickles died Thursday at the age of 90. Ricardo, why do I kid you? You talk to him, it’s like being alone.”

Show Full Article That’s a joke, governor. I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.”
On Bob Hope:   “Bob Hope couldn’t be here tonight, he’s looking for a war.”
On Ronald Reagan: “I must tell you, Mr. In 2014, for the comedian’s 88th birthday, stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned the favor. ‘My brother died.’ [Laughing like a dog] I tell you out there, America, our governor is dumb. [Dances around].”
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On Phyllis Diller: “Phyllis Diller, ladies and gentleman, who, when she was born, God ran out of clay and made her face trick or treat Charlie. Why? I love people, really. Because I don’t like you.”
On David Letterman: “It’s sweet of you, Dave — I know your busy schedule of going to the bank and trying to figure out what the hell you do.”
On Jerry Seinfeld: “He’s a wonderful guy. On Orson Welles:   “Orson Welles has been a great star for so many years. Ricardo Montalban, a good friend, you know this. Make yourself at home, Frank. See some of Rickles   most memorable insults below. This man was married to a great many women in his life… they’re all flat now.”
On Frank Sinatra: “I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion, and I want to tell you, the cannon was great. I got a reputation of being, like Newsweek said, ‘The merchant of venom destroys stars.’ You people in the back, this is not true. Her former husband said on the wedding night, ‘Nooooo!’”
On Eddie Fisher/Elizabeth Taylor: “Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.”
On Ricardo Montalban: “I kid around about people, I got a reputation. Hit somebody.”
“When you enter a room, you have to kiss his ring. Warmth.”
Well before Comedy Central brought roasts to a new generation, Rickles was making a career of insulting the biggest names in the world, whether it was President Ronald Reagan, Bob Hope, Dean Martin, or Frank Sinatra. President, it’s a big treat coming out here all the way from California for this kind of money.”
“And the governor is the great politician of all-time, he laughs at anything.