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

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.
>>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. 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,
>>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] What it do?
It’s your boy, big Snoop Dogg. And I need y’all to go subscribe
right now to the AARP Channel. You know what I’m talking about?
So you can see Don Rickles and see his right-hand man,
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Go subscribe right now. What you waitin’ on? What did he say?


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  5. Bless Don.

  6. I'm not even American but this made me emotional, i loved this

  7. Nothing puts me in a good mood like watching Don Rickles. Keep it up, Don! These shows are great! Long live the King!

  8. Gotta love the Don Rickles scene in "The Irishman". Such a nice thing to include for an old friend whose scene also served a purpose.

  9. Love this

  10. will there be a second season??

  11. All the jews that run Hollywood were there

  12. The respect they have for each other is almost palpable.

  13. This looks like 2 sons having dinner with their dad.

  14. This is one of the greatest things ever put together

  15. Scorsese paying tribute to Don Rickles in The Irishman is the best thing i've seen today.

  16. 4:06 how misses those days and despise today's gen

  17. This is a real important video

  18. ๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Žgrazie

  19. Deniro is gone. He's anti Trump & therefore irrelevant

  20. Great video! Three of my favorite entertainers in one room.

  21. lol only Don Rickles can say
    "with method acting..breathing and bs..just do the lines and get outta here.."
    to De Niro

  22. Rest In Peace and laughter Don

  23. you need to get howard stern

  24. 3:16 and this perfectly sums up the life of don rickles. RIP to a legend.

  25. 5:43 gold

  26. ive been waiting for this film since early 2010s…i mean wth! FINALLY and it was worth the wait.
    I wrote a thesis on Marty's work in 2011 about his craft and the way he works with his co-stars.
    It was a good paper too, which gave me my diploma in visual art, regarding moving image.
    professional term for an artist like myself, who chose film for a final paper ๐Ÿ˜‚ ty, Mr Scorsese!!*

  27. I wish this wouldnt end๐Ÿ˜”

  28. This makes me so happy and also so sad at the same time. There can not and never will be another Mr.Warmth. That man was so amazingly sharp, brilliant and funny. And seeing these three legends together here sends chills thru your body. I didnโ€™t know (until the end) this was the last thing Don shot. But you could feel it in the video. That his end was near. Rip Don. Itโ€™s been almost 3 years now and itโ€™s still crazy to think youโ€™re gone. An absolute legend.

  29. AARP has a youtube channel. WHY?

  30. An AARP Commercial……………………

  31. Rickles can bust anyones chops and make them love it—hes busting chops up in heaven and making God hold his sides you can believe it

  32. True Art is Marvel Comics Movies. Thumbs Down. RIP Stan Lee. Excelsior….

  33. Love you Don. Thanks for all the laughs.

  34. We need guys like Rickles to keep A listers humble

  35. RIP Mr rickles……

  36. Ah Jesus. This gets me right in the feels.

  37. Fawwwk yeah.
    Me and Bawby waz riffin right b4 tha camerus roaled.

    He was and will always be the best ball busting funny man to have walked the earth.

    While I'm certain the feeling would not be mutual….
    Love ya Don, "rest in peace old friend".

  38. Legends

  39. Rest easy, Don….you brought joy to so many….

  40. โ™ฅ๏ธ this

  41. Doesn't get more iconic than this: wow!!

  42. I was born in the greatest era of films and comedy compared to today's garbage in my opinion well never have this again.

  43. "All the wiseguys"


    Now it's drunken louts and cheap hookers haha

  44. Two useless idiots- well, a shame denuthead turned out with soufgrapes… typical actor

  45. Deniro looks like ebi

  46. hhhhhhhhh ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    de niro to don ((that's it))

  47. Their homage to Rickles in Irishman is great way for them to show their appreciation and affection towards him.

  48. Whose here after The Irishman?

  49. Out of all interviews Iโ€™ve seen of deniro this one is the one heโ€™s genuinely happy and talkative!

  50. How moving was it every time Rickles ended his rifts with a classy and heartfelt sendoff and ode to the person(s) he was just destroying? He truly was Mr. Warmth

  51. 0:47 Is that Eugene Levy in the middle? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

  52. Never forget Don Rickles in Kelly's Heroes. Astounding movie!!!!

  53. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Perfect!

  54. They waited till he was out the door to make this show… ๐Ÿ˜‘.. Love you Don, may your name never be forgotten ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽฉ

  55. Don Rickles was the last DON from the Golden Era

  56. Don really loved Frank Sinatra….

  57. Legends have joined the chat

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  58. โ€œThose were good days.โ€
    โ€œI know.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜”

  59. 6:35 that was one of the greatest comedic timing/deliveries I have ever seen. Kudos to Scorsese.

  60. It's amazing how sharp and mentally clear Don Rickles was at 90 years old.

  61. heres the real deal on rickles and sinatra….their mothers were friends before the guys ever met…the moms lived in florida and were pals…ida rickles says to dolly sinatra…"my son don is performing at a local club, can you ask Frank to go see him"…and of course Frank listens to his mother…and goes sees a virtually unknown Don and the rest is history….when Frank died…Don was one of the pallbearers at the funeral…not a higher honor can you bestow on someone. RIP Frank, Don, Ida and Dolly

  62. Miss you Rickles. Method acting and bullshit. You have left an legacy.
    Rest in peace sir. You will be there in every ones memory. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  63. anybody else pick up on the young don rickles in The Irishman ? scorsese's homage

  64. Legendary

  65. My dad kinda looks like Robert De Niro

  66. if I had to summarise this whole video in one word it would have to be "genuine", this was just genuine in every sense.


  68. …Thatโ€™s all you have to say?

    DeNiro wanted his revenge for all the bullying Received by Don ๐Ÿ˜†

  69. 8:55 Scorsese nailed it at the end, our culture is waning.

  70. Dinner with the Dons

  71. Don Rickles still performed after they did that special honor show on basic cable . His work was his life .

  72. Ah. Liberals sitting around eating at $2000 dinner. I thought they wanted to help the poor and wanted equality?

  73. You're a legend royalty when other legends appreciate you

  74. This is like a funny and better version of Comedians in Cars getting coffee.

  75. I was very young when Don was all over television. I was too young to stay up late to watch Carson, but for some reason, Don was always there. I watched CPO Sharkey and didn't know it was a horrible show, it was just funny to see Don Rickles. I watched the celebrity roasts that were popular in the 70s and didn't understand a single joke they all said. But it was all still so very funny.

    And then, as an adult, to see Don Rickles in Casino was a treat. And I didn't even know why. It just was. I was fortunate to be able to see many of those Carson shows in the 80s and 90s and somehow still kind of remembered bits and pieces, and Don Rickles always stood out. I hated that he died, even though he was 90 and had an amazing life. But for some reason, even at 90, I felt there might be more to see from Don. This was a really great video. I enjoyed every moment.

  76. anyone here after watching The Irishman?

  77. Miss Don & loved his humor โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿค—

  78. Wow a non awkward De Niro

  79. Isn't that amazing to know Don actually knew the real guy who Do Nero played the real Ace

  80. Its so rare to see De Niro so comfortable around someone.

  81. What an amazing videoโค๏ธ

  82. Who would give this a thumbs down ๐Ÿ˜‘

  83. A day without great laughter is a day not lived, RIP Mr Rickles. Your now probably making 'Others' laugh in heaven. P.s. Mr Scorsese and Mr De Niro, thank you for continuing his legacy doing this, the man was simply a true comedy genius.

  84. Fantastic

  85. First line and already killed. What's there to say

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  87. Hollywood's.last.genartion.going.old……..

  88. They paid tribute to Don by portraying him in Irishman. True Legend

  89. how many are watching this after "THE IRISHMAN"

  90. "You touch me and your in alot of trouble" Rest In Power Don


  92. Rip . Don rickles he was very funny just like robin Williams Rest In Peace . 1926 – 2017 .

  93. That last zinger from DeNiro was a good one.

  94. Two legends and one Dirty Grandma with severe TDS!!!!

  95. They have really over-inflated this man's talent. He is not talented at all and he is barely funny.

  96. DeNiro canโ€™t keep his eyes off of Donโ€™s short rib… itโ€™s all he can think about

  97. Wholesome.

  98. Three icons ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  99. 2:47 is the best joke by far.

  100. That was sweet.

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