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Trivia Quiz - Don Rickles: Comic Genius!


What do you know about the zany Don Rickles?

Quiz Number: 3136
Date Submitted: May 24, 2009
Quiz Categories: Comedians
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 68.4 percent
Times Taken: 130 times
Taken by Registered Users: 16
Quiz is about: Don Rickles

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1. How might a person brand Don Rickles' style of comedy?
  A.   insult comedian
  B.   slapstick comedian
  C.   musical comedian
  D.   impressionist

2. When he began his career in the early 1950s, Rickles encountered many ill-mannered members of the audience in burlesque houses. What was his favorite nickname for these hecklers?
  A.   bean bag
  B.   bullet head
  C.   hockey puck
  D.   horse face

3. What famous celebrity helped Don Rickles launch his career in the 1950s?
  A.   Frank Sinatra
  B.   Johnny Carson
  C.   Dean Martin
  D.   Sammy Davis Jr.

4. In 1970, Rickles had a notable role as the con man in the hit film "Kelly's Heroes" with Clint Eastwood. What was Rickles' character's name?
  A.   Sergeant "Oddball"
  B.   Master Sergeant "Big Joe"
  C.   Staff Sergeant "Crapgame"
  D.   Major General Colt

5. From 1976 to 1978, Rickles starred as an abrasive, sharp-tongued Navy veteran in charge of a company of new Seaman Recruits on a San Diego naval base. What was the name of the sitcom?
  A.   McHale's Navy
  B.   C.P.O. Sharkey
  C.   Private Benjamin
  D.   Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

6. On what television talk show did Don Rickles appear over 100 times during his career?
  A.   The Mike Douglas Show
  B.   Late Show with David Letterman
  C.   Dean Martin Celebrity Roast
  D.   The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

7. For what character did Rickles provide the voice in the Pixar animated movie, "Toy Story" (1995)?
  A.   Rex
  B.   Hamm
  C.   Slinky Dog
  D.   Mr. Potato Head

8. What role did Rickles play in the 1998 film, "Dennis the Menace Strikes Again"?
  A.   Grandpa
  B.   George Wilson
  C.   Professor
  D.   Henry Mitchell

9. A documentary about Rickles directed by John Landis, made its debut on HBO on December 2, 2007. What was it called?
  A.   Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  B.   The Merchant of Venom: Don Rickles' Story
  C.   Mr. Insult: The Don Rickles Project
  D.   Rant and Rave: The Rickles Story

10. Who does Rickles consider his best friend?
  A.   Johnny Carson
  B.   Bob Newhart
  C.   Jerry Lewis
  D.   Jonathan Winters


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