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Rodney Dangerfield's Wife Launches Site Dedicated to the Late Comic

Rodney Dangerfield's wife Joan today launched Rodney.com, a site dedicated the career and legacy of the late comedian. The site includes hand-written jokes and set lists, clips from television appearances dating back to a spot on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1970, and a competition to win one of Dangerfield's old cars. Dangerfield passed away in 2004 at the age of 82.

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting look at the Dangerfield marriage, including the fact that Joan keeps a bottle of Rodney's sweat in a "crystal decanter for special occasions." It also reveals that Rodney was a math genius and a pothead who considered cloning himself.

It's Never Too Late: 8 Comedy Late Bloomers

Oh, young people, just look at you! Wandering around with all of your stupid hope and possibility. You probably even think the future will be good or something. Just remember that life will beat the living hell out of you and one day your goals will turn from, “I am going to make a movie!” to “I am going to update my Netflix Queue!”

Well the good news is that as you get dragged kicking and screaming through life, there are always chances to make your dreams come true! Here is a list of comedians, ranging from stand-ups to writers, who didn’t make it until they were well into [...]

'Where's Rodney?' Was One of the Many Questions Raised By 'Where's Rodney?'

"One, Poochie needs to be louder, angrier, and have access to a time machine. Two, whenever Poochie's not on-screen, all the other characters should be asking 'Where's Poochie?' Three…" — Homer Simpson, "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show"

"Kids, they can see other kids all the time do the things they do but when they see an adult with a childlike sensibility or a silly sensibility that's what kids would love. That's like Rodney. That's why kids love Rodney." — Todd Glass, "The Bitter Buddha"

On a random Monday night in the summer of 19901, NBC for thirty minutes quietly threw Where's Rodney? on the air. It was [...]

The Selected Filmography of Rodney Dangerfield, In Order

8. Rover Dangerfield

7. Meet Wally Sparks

6. Little Nicky

5. Ladybugs

4. Natural Born Killers

The Lost Roles of Rodney Dangerfield

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy, as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn't get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, we're looking at Rodney Dangerfield, one of the most revered stand-up comedians of all-time and someone who was good about sending the elevator back down to help younger comedy types – many of whom are household names today. Dangerfield got a late start in the movie world, taking his first starring role at the age of 59, but he managed to have [...]

Five Sometimes-Embarrassing Attempts by Comedians to Be Musicians

Earlier this week it was announced that Tim Heidecker, of Tim and Eric fame, will be releasing an album in March — and not a comedy album. He’ll be working with Davin Wood, the composer for Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and they’ll be called Heidecker & Wood. According to Pitchfork, the album will feature “songs that evoke classic rock from the Eagles to Steely Dan.” This isn’t the first time that a famous comedian decided to make a straightforward music album; just last month, Paul Reiser of Mad About You fame released Unusual Suspects, a collaboration with Julia Fordham.

There's long been a happy [...]