Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Reminisce With Don Rickles | Dinner with Don | AARP

Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Reminisce With Don Rickles | Dinner with Don | AARP


Can I fix your napkin? Is it…
You touch me
and you’re in a lot of trouble.
Sorry.
It’s so nice, believe me,
having two major stars [pfft] here.
>>How long ago did we do that thing?
>>Twenty-two years, “Casino.”
>>Is it that long?
>>Yeah.
You have to admit that
after we put you in “Casino”
your career just shot up.
>>It did? I wound up here.
>> [LAUGHTER]
What is this thing, anyway, Don?
What is this show?
>>What is this show?
>>Yeah.
This show is to keep your name alive.
[LAUGHTER]
OK. Thank you.
You know, my biggest treat
was the first time they told me
that I had to go and see him first.
Him.
[LAUGHTER]
I walked in and I said,
“Hi, Mr. De Niro.”
Like a schmuck.
[LAUGHTER]
>>”Hi, Mr. De Niro, how are you?”
>>And he went, “Hoo, hoo.”
>>He said that?
>>That’s what I think he said.
[LAUGHTER]
I had a typist in the other room.
[LAUGHTER]
De Niro is sitting there.
God bless you, Bob.
He’s got the beard on.
To know him is a treat. He’s one
of the great actors of our time.
You ask him.
[LAUGHTER]
You ask him. He’ll tell you.
[LAUGHTER]
>>By the way, how’s your lovely wife?
>>She’s good. Thanks. She sends her love.
>>This is your second marriage, right?
>>Well, technically, my third.
[LAUGHTER]
>>He married twice…
>>Yeah.
>>…the same person.
>>Yeah.
Ah, you did?
I didn’t know that.
>>You’re married again, right?
>>Yeah.
>>You’re happy?
>>Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
>>I’ve been married 20 years.
>>Wow.
>>Yeah.
>>You know, I’m married to Barbara,
which is a mistake.
[LAUGHTER]
No, that’s a joke. She’ll hear it,
she’ll say, “That’s not funny.”
[LAUGHTER]
Fifty-one years.
>>Cheers!
>>This is great.
How did we meet? We met
in the Beverly Hills Hotel or something?
>>In a bar?
>>Well, the big guy here.
>>I set it up.
>>And I didn’t realize that Billy Sherbert …
That you put me in the thing
to give it a little atmosphere. I don’t know.
>>That’s what they said.
>>Yeah, but you were there.
>>Yeah.
>>See, you were there.
That’s why I thought it’d be great
if you were there…
He was the man. He was
the right-hand man of Lefty.
>>Even though I argued against it,
you know, I…
>>He fought and fought.
>>OK.
[LAUGHTER]
OK. Now you need me.
That’s right.
[LAUGHTER]
Really, what we grew up on was
the first days of television,
so it was really…
Sid Caesar.
>>Oh, yeah.
>>And those skits with Imogene Coca
and of course Carl Reiner.
Of course.
I liked Abbott and Costello, I liked you,
you were great,
Jack E. Leonard.
Sometimes I get a little bit
emotional about it to myself.
‘Cause I say, “All those good guys!”
You know?
Obviously, you must have started
doing, like, stand-up…
When you did stand-up at first,
you must have done…
I did jokes, I did, you know,
impressions.
>>Yeah.
>>And then I looked down
and see a guy with a suit,
and I’d say: “Sir, what’s your name?”
>>“Louie.”
>>“Louie, get another suit.”
[LAUGHTER]
“The suit, Louie. It don’t make it”.
Well, I was aware like…
Johnny Carson…
Yeah, you know. Somebody
like Sinatra would come on
and suddenly you’d be… taking
him and wiping the floor with him.
[LAUGHTER]
>>Oh, yeah.
It was …
Did we hear that right?
[APPLAUSE]
>>They all recognize you, old-timer.
[LAUGHTER]
Frank either loved you
or forget about it.
>>But with you.
>>And, God, for some reason
I could say… You know,
like he’d be eating, I’d say:
“Frank, pass the olives.” And he’d say, “You know, I’m eating.”
I said: “What do you want
me to do?
Drop my pants and
fire a rocket? What do I care?”
[LAUGHTER]
He’d get away with it!
[LAUGHTER]
He enjoyed it!
[LAUGHTER]
>>Are you still going to Vegas?
>>Yes.
You are? Yeah?
When was the first time
you were in Vegas, though?
In the early ’50, mid-‘50s.
>>Yeah. Those were good days.
Yeah, I know. All the wiseguys
were great.
>>I know, I know.
>>They treated us like,
all of us as actors, with class,
you know?
It was really great
to know those guys.
>>Thank you.
>>You’re welcome.
>>What is this? Dead horse?
[LAUGHTER]
Don, can I have…?
Just taste a piece of your thing there?
>>This is what he does at dinner.
>>Just a bite. I just wanna take a bite.
>>Yeah.
>>But you know, one of the reasons…
One of the things we wanted
in “Casino” was ’cause you were…
You kind of had the whole…
the look, the atmosphere,
all the sense of Vegas
and you also knew Lefty Rosenthal,
whom Bob was playing
under a different name.
What the hell is the name
again?
>>Ace, Ace Rothstein.
>>He was a big shot, you know.
>>Yeah.
>>I would spend time
with him here, in L.A…
>>Yeah.
>>…and he couldn’t come to Vegas
because he was in the black book.
Yeah. Hours and hours
of talking with him, but…
You were there when he actually
ran the place, Stardust, right?
A lot of people ask me,
they say: “Who was tougher
to deal with, Bob or Don?”
[LAUGHTER]
>>And obviously…
>>It was him.
Obviously it was him.
[LAUGHTER]
‘Cause one of the main things
is that he didn’t have to speak.
>>Yeah.
>>So you could imagine.
You had to keep quiet
through a lot of the scenes
and it was just the looks we had,
remember?
>>Yeah. Just making a lot of faces.
>>That was funny that night you had the cigarette.
How can I let it go on so long?
>>I was staring at you.
>>Did I say something wrong?
You were supposed to say:
“I should have known better.”
[LAUGHTER]
>>Remember that?
>>Yes.
For the kind of money you’re making,
you need the cards?
Because what happened is that
we were waiting for your line.
‘Cause you were waiting for him.
Learn the thing.
You’ve got a pop-up trailer.
Sit in there and study!
[LAUGHTER]
And finally you had to admit
and say “Don, we were waiting for you.”
And then that was it.
>>Oh, Jesus.
>>Oh! That was three hours
of abuse that we caught… [LAUGHTER]
With your method acting,
with the breathing and the bullshit,
[LAUGHTER]
Do the lines and let’s get out of here, for Christ’s sake!
That stuff you did for me
at the Apollo…
[LAUGHTER]
…but it was funny.
When Bob De Niro and I are
on the same stage together
these days it’s usually to give
each other lifetime achievement awards.
[LAUGHTER]
So we see each other mainly
at award ceremonies and memorial
services…
[LAUGHTER]
…like tonight.
[LAUGHTER]
Though, if I’d be directing this,
I don’t think I would have gone
for the open casket.
[LAUGHTER]
Rest in peace, old friend.
[LAUGHTER]
>>I said, “Jesus Christ!”
>>We had fun doing it.
It was good. It was hard.
I mean, the top guys were there.
Jerry Seinfield, Dave Letterman.
Everybody was there.
It was really pretty wild that night.
>>Yeah.
No, you’re a great guy, Don.
You are.
Not that we give a shit.
[LAUGHTER]
We’ve always been talking
about comedians.
We did, years ago, “King of Comedy,”
we did the comic…
>>Yeah.
>>The whole idea of the stand-up,
and what the stand-up
has to go through.
>>Yeah.
>>In one, stand there. In one…
>>Yeah.
>>Really…
>>It’s tough.
>>It’s grueling and tough.
I remember when you did
the monologue of “King of Comedy.”
He did the first take.
He did it all in one take.
Three pages. And the jokes
are good but they’re not great.
>>And that was the idea.
>>We had to stop
because I didn’t know it
as well as I should have.
And we did it later.
Then again he told me, he said, “This is the hardest thing I ever did.”
You’ve got to have a certain personality.
There are no jokes that you do,
it’s all,
it’s like a jazz riff or something.
It just goes and goes…
Marty, you are the most annoying
director I ever had in my entire career.
[LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE]
When we see all the films
you did,
none of them were great.
[LAUGHTER]
None of them.
Gentlemen.
>>Oh!
>>Yeah.
You want to take care of this?
Or you want me to put it on the tab?
>>Put it on his tab.
>>Yeah, I’m…
>>It’s always on the tab.
>>You don’t have to pay. It’s a joke.
>>Oh, I see. I know, I know.
[LAUGHTER]
It says “thank you,”
so I guess that’s OK. This is good.

Hey! Hold on!
Quiet, quiet. Don’s gonna speak!
I just want to say something, really.
There are many people
I have talked about,
people that I praise and so forth.
And sitting with Mr. Scorsese
and Mr. De Niro, really…
I am blessed and…
So nice of you to sit here
and do this for me. I appreciate it.
>>No.
>>That’s all you have to say?
>>That’s it?
[LAUGHTER]
>>That’s all, that’s all.
>>Oh, God!
Well, I remember when I would see him,
you know, on television.
I’d turn and change the channel.
>>Yes. He was always…
>>But, you know, when I had to work with him
all these years later, I’d say, “OK, Don, you’re
great, I love you, blah, blah, blah.” So…
[LAUGHTER]
Carson had Don on a lot.
I would see Don on that show
and he would get away
with outrageous things
that had a ring of truth,
yet a lot of affection to it.
I want him to be around
for a long time.
Yeah.
They always joke going “Mr. Warmth,”
but he is.
[LAUGHTER]
It’s good what you’re doing here,
because it’s like an oral history
of time, of entertainment
and show business in our culture
that, of course, is waning now.
It’s really, really important
that you get this recording.
Being part of “Casino”
was a great treat.
Wherever your wonderful
mother is,
who I loved and adored
as certainly you did in your family,
she’s watching and smiling at you.
God give you the great strength
and courage to continue your great work.
You are special.
Never forget that. You are special.
God bless you, and I love you.
[APPLAUSE]
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[LAUGHTER]

100 thoughts on “Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese Reminisce With Don Rickles | Dinner with Don | AARP”

  1. I’m really ashamed of these ethnic stereotypes. They exploited their own ethnic group for their own financial benefit, like low-life pimps.

  2. Mr. Rickles could tear anyone completely apart while making them laugh at themselves. He was a true gentleman and one of the best comedians ever. And he always did it with respect and left people with their dignity at the end. There are a lot of roasters, and comedians out there. But there will only be 1 Don Rickles.

  3. Met Don many times through the years at Le Dome . He always took over a space . He was always ON. He would greet you and slap you on the back of the neck. One of the great ones …RIP

  4. There has never been, and probably never will be a better Director-Actor Duo than Scorsese and DeNiro

  5. Don Rickles is definitely one of the funniest men to ever Iive. The way he does it with his simple to the point jokes and quick wit is amazing to me! He’s always made me laugh!!

  6. I hope everyone took their motion sickness pills before being at the same table with Di-nearlyanactor. Pathetic pile of mentally challenged porcine fecal matter, at best.

  7. I miss him and his humour there will never be another Don never I hope he's up in heaven making Frank, Dean, telly, Sammy laugh till tears roll down their faces 🌹🙏😢 Rest In Peace Mr Warmth aka Don Rickles

  8. Brando, is impressed with Deniro…Robert is true article, artist…there are actors, and Upper echelon actors…Bob is Upper…Daniel Day Lewis, Upper 🎭🖼

  9. Maybe I am wrong, but it looks as if there was still some tension between Mr. De Niro & Mr. Rickles…

  10. Good god, I wish DeNiro wasn’t such a maniac liberal. He ruined it all for me, well almost. This is really great. Don was, is, and shall always be, the King.

  11. Hey Marty, remember when we just made great movies and didn't throw dumb kneejerk unresearched safe political opinions around?

  12. “ All the wise guys were great!” – Don Rickles ladies and gentlemen…
    Back when organized crime was classy! There wasn’t a million different gangs killing each other & everyone else. Say what you will about the mob, but for the most part, they kept the neighborhoods safer.
    Respect was actually a thing!
    I’m not saying I agree with everything they did.

  13. Remember when DeNiro was respected and not a washed up clown who can't control his irrational temper tantrums?

  14. When Robert DeNiro shows you complete respect, you know you are someone of great mana. What an incredible trio we have here to enjoy.

  15. Great video. Without a doubt.. But I have to say folks if you get time watch don on Johnny Carson show There pure magic
    Two amazing guys who complemented each other the mixture was amazing one comic genius been interviewed by a host who was a genius ,
    There will never be the likes these guys again.
    No one will come close.
    Rest in peace you guys

  16. I have to say I agree with these to yokals this series is not only entertaining but it is recording insights to the history of not only Mr. Rickels but the history of comedy and entertainment. Very well done and entertaining for those who have no clue of the span of time from where TV was just an invention.

  17. No shit just watched taxi driver for the first time today, always wanted to see it, god damn what a horrible movie

  18. After the OJ wave from the now gone 1/2hr gossip shows were getting cancelled.A British sounding reporter got an hour long talk show.It didn't last long BUT there was one show about the son of a New York godfather that was under the witness protection program.His father tried to kill him because he thought his own son ratted on him.The son didn't but eventually he had too.He told several mob stories.One was when his father went to Vegas for business and to see Frank Sinatra.First he went to see Frank. It was like right out of the movies.The Godfather showed up when Don Rickles was already performing.As he went to his seats for him and his goons,Rickles attacked him with his wit.And was so good he pissed of the Godfather.When Rickles finished he told his son"I want him dead!"And his son laughed and said no,you can't.And he tried to explain that's the way he does his act.

  19. Di Niro -Great Actor, ultra Rich, ultra liberal
    Ultra hypocrite. He thinks his political opinion matters. Over 1/2 the country can’t stand him.

  20. I would have loved to have been there, so i could grab DeNiro by the jacket and lift him up and slap him right in the face just to remind that little man that he loves to think he's tough, but he's not.

  21. 22 years after casino means, (dinner with Don) took place in 2017 right before he died in the 6th of April 2017

  22. 1ST TIME i 've ever scene De niro ask someone questions….hehe……..rickles would piss on today's comics for fun…irreplaceable

  23. 22 years since casino that would make this 2017 Don Passed away the same year must have been one of the last things he did.

  24. What's sucks is that….I wasn't able to witness actual american legends of old hollywood.
    Old Hollywood was classy, sophisticated and even though it was racist for the time being, they produced the best and inducted broadway stars to be in hollywood of whom had skills and talents beyond the modern day actors/actresses you get today. They could do more than just act.

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