"I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest."
"I haven't spoken to my wife in years.
Rodney Dangerfield knocked them dead in Las Vegas with his rapid fire delivery and drop dead funny jokes. He might just be the most hilarious entertainer of all time in the eyes of many who saw him live.
He broke out on The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s and soon became known for his "I Don't Get No Respect" routine, a genius hook for a comedy bit.
Dangerfield appeared on the Tonight show 35 times, he was one of Johnny's favorite guests and no wonder, he killed every time and was right in line with Johnny's sense of humor.
Here's Rodney in 1978, it will give you an idea of what his stand up routine was all about:
More Rodney Dangerfield live.
Rodney jokes about the Mob and his lousy childhood:
"I saved a girl from being attacked last night. I controlled myself. "
"My father carries around the picture of the kid who came with his wallet."