It is so nice to see these legends in one hilarious video! Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles were good friends. They met thanks to their mothers, who arranged the introduction. Rickles never missed a chance to prank Sinatra, while Sinatra enjoyed every bit of Rickles’ explosive personality. During Johnny Carson’s Show in 1976, Don seized the opportunity to interrupt Frank’s interview in his unique funny way. Please, enjoy this video, and SHARE it with your friends, who need a good laugh today.
Don Rickles is a legendary comedy icon. Here are some interesting facts about his life that might not know. After graduating high school at the age of 18, Rickles joined the Armed Forces. He was hoping to become a part of the Special Services unit as an entertainer. Instead, Rickles was instead enlisted as a Seaman First Class. He served for two years on the USS Cyrene before being honorably discharged in 1946.
Etta Rickles (Don’s mother) encouraged Dolly Sinatra ( Frank’s mother) to convince Frank to attend Don’s performance at Murray Franklin’s nightclub in Miami. During that act, Rickles cracked his famous joke, “Make yourself at home, Frank. Hit Somebody!” Sinatra loved it, and gave Rickles the nickname “Bullet Head.” Their friendship was filled with jokes and pranks. In 1985, Sinatra refused to perform at the President Regan’s Presidential Inauguration Ceremony without Rickles. Despite the seriousness of the event, Don didn’t miss the chance to mock the Commander-In-Chief. Besides Regan, Rickles has met and roasted four other US Presidents: Gerald Ford, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Rickles has been a big Los Angeles Dodgers fan for over 40 years. He was friends with former Dodgers Manager, Tommy Lasorda. Thanks to him, Rickles got the opportunity to sit in the dugout with the team during the last game of the 1977 season. Lasorda also let Don go out on the field and pull the pitcher in the sixth inning. After the pitcher refused to leave the mound, the home plate umpire decided to investigate. The pitcher wasn’t too happy, but the umpire was thrilled when he realized the “coach” at the mound was Rickles.