Dinner With Mr. Warmth

(Pictured above: Don Rickles with Jimmy Kimmel. Source: YouTube screenshot)

We haven’t heard the last of “Mr. Warmth.”

Don Rickles, the beloved insult comedian who passed away April 6, recorded a 13-episode chat show, Dinner with Don, for AARP Studios, the video content division of the American Association of Retired Persons.

Don and his guests “break bread,” as he shares memories about his life in show business and “the golden age of Hollywood.”

Don’s celebrity dinner guest list includes Jimmy Kimmel, Snoop Dogg, Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crystal, Rich Eisen, Vince Vaughn, Marisa Tomei, Jonathan Silverman, Judd Apatow, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

The series, which was Don’s last project, was shot over two months at some of his favorite Hollywood restaurants. He shares memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart and others, complemented by “archival photographs and rare footage.”

In this episode, recorded December 19, 2016, Rickles reveals who gave him the monicker, “Mr. Warmth”:

“Initially, the Dinner with Don series was created to bridge older and younger generations of comics and actors through laughter and shared experiences,” said Jeffrey Eagle, vice president of AARP Studios. “With Don’s passing, the series turned out to be a touching and hilarious tribute, featuring his very last work.”

To watch the Dinner with Don series, visit dinnerwithdon.com.

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