"Merciless 'Merchant Of Venom" Dies At 90

One of the originators, innovators... would say what he thought when he thought it. My favorites was when Sinatra appeared on The Tonight Show telling a legendary story about an incident in a restaurant, something no one but Rickles could've gotten away with.

Frank said "He came over to the table and he said, 'Frank, do me a favor, will you? I'm sitting with a very pretty girl and, uh, I'm trying to make out, you know,' and he said, 'I told her I know you and she really doesn't believe me. Would you stop by the table?' And I said all right, I was just about finished, and I walked by the table and I said, 'How are ya, Don? Nice to see you.' And he said, 'Can't you see I'm eating, Frank?' "




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