It wasn't uncommon to see Rodney Dangerfield on the Tonight Show in the 60's and 70's. In fact, the comdian appeared on Johnny Carson's show a total of 35 times. This might be one of his best appearances, however. You'll laugh out loud when he says: "My doctor told me to run 5 miles a day for two weeks. I called him up and said 'Doctor, I'm 70 miles away from my house." Another favorite is "Last week I met the surgeon general. He offered me a cigarette." Dangerfield also jokes about his wife and kids in this clip. "Last week was a rough one for me. I saw my son and the milkman going to a father/son dinner." Another classic is: "I got no sex life. My dog watches me in the bedroom he wants to learn how to beg. He taught my wife how to rollover and play dead."
There’s no other comedian quite like Rodney Dangerfield. He took on one of the most classic persona’s off all time, the guy who “don’t get no respect,” and made himself a household name. Rodney Dangerfield’s classic catchphrase would go on to influence tons of comedians such as Louis C.K., Bill Cosby, and Jerry Seinfeld. Rodney Dangerfield first tried his famous line, “I Don’t Get No Respect,’ in a New York club, and as soon as he heard the roar of laughter from the audience he knew he had a hit. While it was said that he was nothing like his onstage personality, it was jokes like “When I was born, I was so ugly that the doctor slapped my mother,” that made him one of the best comedians ever. all-time favorite. Rodney Dangerfield managed to be funny on the big screen as well, starring in such classic movies as Caddyshack, Back to School, and Little Nicky. In this clip from Rodney Dangerfield on The Tonight Show, you'll hear several of his best jokes, including "When I was a kid in the sandbox my cat kept covering me up." Prepare to laugh!