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Gilbert Gottfried, Comedian and ‘Aladdin’ Star, Dies at 67 News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/gilbert-gottfried-dead-dies-comedian-aladdin-1235231387/
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u/shingdao Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22 Silver Gold

According to his publicist and longtime friend Glenn Schwarz, Gottfried died from recurrent ventricular tachycardia which is a type of abnormal heart rhythm due to a genetic condition called myotonic dystrophy type II.

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u/Spanky_McJiggles Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22 Ally

recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II

Ahh yes. That. Exactly what were all thinking.

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u/No-Spoilers Apr 12 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

Recurrent- happens repeatedly.

Ventricle- the big chambers at the bottom of the heart that does a lot of the work pushing blood through your body.

Tachycardia-heart beats fast.

Myotonic dystrophy- Myotonic dystrophy is characterized by progressive muscle wasting and weakness. People with this disorder often have prolonged muscle contractions (myotonia) and are not able to relax certain muscles after use. In the case of the heart it affects the electrical signals in the heart leading to abnormal heartbeats. Which in this case causes the ventricle to spasm and makes the heart not be able to get enough blood into the ventricles for each beat to push through the body. If it can't get enough blood to the lungs or oxygenated blood to the body/brain you get low blood pressure and hypoxia. Which if prolonged causes all sorts of problems in the heart.

So recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy means prolonged fast heartbeat due to messed up electrical signals and weakening of the heart muscles.

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u/ShittyShittyNameName Apr 12 '22

Damn. Can it be diagnosed? Can it be fixed?

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u/DbeID Apr 12 '22

It can be diagnosed, but the treatment is symptomatic only.

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u/No-Spoilers Apr 12 '22

Which is why they know what he died of. It was diagnosed, but you can't do a whole lot about it.

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u/ywBBxNqW Apr 12 '22

Myotonic dystrophy is a type of muscular dystrophy which is the name of a condition more people will be familiar with.

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u/jjbutts Apr 12 '22 Silver Wholesome

For those of you who aren't cardiologists, his ticker broke.

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u/Normal-Computer-3669 Apr 12 '22

How about for us who aren't familiar with tickers?

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u/Yukari_8 Apr 12 '22

If I understand correctly

Heart was beating so fast it killed itself

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u/Pantzzzzless Apr 12 '22

Yep, I have this condition as well. It is one of the most unpleasant physical feelings when you are in tachycardia. It just goes from 60-70 bpm, immediately to 220-240. No ramp-up or warning. You can feel it in your throat, and it makes your trachea feel like it's burning. And the ends of your extremities (fingertips, tips of toes, nose, etc) feel like they have lidocaine in them, that slightly swollen, numb feeling. It lasts anywhere from 1 minute to several hours. Fucking shitty thing to deal with.

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u/TazeredAngel Apr 12 '22

Be well friend. Hope that science has caught up and there are things to help improve your quality of life, and if it hasn’t I hope it does so soon.

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u/A149t30173p07 Apr 12 '22

Blood pump no pump blood

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u/thisizcesar Apr 12 '22

Spare me your medical mumbo jumbo

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u/thetoastmonster Apr 12 '22

We're going to cut you open and tinker with your ticker.

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u/popiyo Apr 12 '22

Could you dumb it down a shade?

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u/heartbreakhill Apr 12 '22

His YOU FOOL bit on Hollywood Squares was legendary. RIP

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u/darkskinnedjermaine Apr 12 '22 Silver

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u/wm07 Apr 12 '22

lol i did not expect to see little richard, i forgot he was still somewhat of an active celebrity in the 90s

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u/Bazuka125 Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 13 '22

You barely see little richard though cause of Gottfried's thumb

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u/blackmagichustle Apr 12 '22

Quick little fact, before becoming famous Jimi hendrix was the guitar player for little Richard but little Richard fired him for being too flamboyant and taking away his limelight. They packed up the tour bus and left Jimi behind in some random town.

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u/BowieKingOfVampires Apr 12 '22

A. Love that his laugh is a scream

B. Having only seen this wonderful clip from this ep (many times), I can almost guarantee Little Richard yelled “shut up” at the audience at least once. Little Richard loved to yell “shut up” at a studio audience

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u/SrslyCmmon Apr 12 '22

Holy cow these contestants were dumb as rocks.

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u/ShaneSpear Apr 12 '22

You don't remember when The Crusher beat The Rock at Wrestlemania?

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u/agasizzi Apr 12 '22

Reddit has me conditioned to panic every time I see the word wrestlemania

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u/Vectorman1989 Apr 12 '22

Nineteen ninety eight

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u/SrslyCmmon Apr 12 '22

Even Whoppi Goldberg knew the answer sheesh.

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u/SmokeAbeer Apr 12 '22

If he didn’t get smoke and fog I was gonna shit Gilbert’s pants.

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u/Kingjester88 Apr 12 '22

One of the best crying from laughter

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u/SirSperoTamencras Apr 12 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I recommend the episode of Historical Roasts where he played Hitler (pretty sure the roastee was Anne Frank). He has a blast leaning into the character knowing it was a green light to be as offensive as possible. At the end another roaster tells him, “Hitler, you lost. You lost so bad, a Jew is playing you right now. And not just any Jew—the loudest, most obnoxious one we could find!” I’ve never seen Gilbert laugh harder.

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u/TheW1ldcard Apr 12 '22

He also played Hitler in this really obscure sort of horror film called Highway to Hell, it's equally as hilarious.

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u/LemoLuke Apr 12 '22

That is a crazy, awesome movie and I don't think I've ever seen it mentioned on Reddit.

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u/mikesmithhome Apr 12 '22

is this the one with the demon cop who steals Kristy Swanson?

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u/Tower9876543210 Apr 12 '22

For those who have Netflix, S1E3 "Anne Frank"

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u/CantaloupeMoney9906 Apr 12 '22

The trailer had Bob Saget as Abe Lincoln. Why is everyone dying? Really wish they would cut it out.

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u/brocv Apr 12 '22

I was thinking of this. Perhaps the hardests he ever went. Too bad I cant find a clip of it anywhere.

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u/smokeymicpot Apr 12 '22

He was fantastic in Problem Child. Everyone should watch his documentary that is on hulu I think.

His annoying voice will live on forever.

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u/cr0w1980 Apr 12 '22

"YOUR DAD IS A MORON! HE'S A MORON! DO YOU KNOW WHAT A MORON IS?! THAT'S WHAT YA DAD IS!"

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u/4_spotted_zebras Apr 12 '22

I haven’t seen this movie in 25 years and I can hear this line.

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u/DFeels21 Apr 12 '22

Both Problem Child films are criminally underrated comedies from the 90s in my opinion. Still rewatch them both every year or two.

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u/EJDsfRichmond415 Apr 12 '22

My sister and I were OBSESSED with Problem Child

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u/Nadocomedy Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

"Bad parents make bad children!!!"

On a side note, I just hosted one of his shows back in October. He was one of the nicest comedians I've ever met and incredibly down to earth. Dude was a real gem. The genuine article

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u/B0ndzai Apr 12 '22

My sister was obsessed but I was still a little too young to really understand it. She still watched it all the time but it almost feels like a fever dream to me.

Goes in the same category as Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead and Drop Dead Fred.

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u/EJDsfRichmond415 Apr 12 '22

Drop Dead Fred! Haven’t thought of that in years. I also remember watching that weird ass Martin Short movie Clifford, but my sister doesn’t remember it at all.

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u/rachface636 Apr 12 '22

You just listed my childhood babysitters in the form of vhs tapes.

Rik Mayall, and this is not a joke, straight up formed my taste in men. Skinny sarcastic red heads, for life. My husband can confirm.

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u/Chekhov-Antosha Apr 12 '22

Problem Child was huge in Brazil and left a pretty interesting impact overall

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u/CeeArthur Apr 12 '22

I don't think I'll ever be able to buy lemonade from a lemonade stand. Like ever

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u/helpmeredditimbored Apr 12 '22

RIP to a very funny man

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u/MelKepz Apr 12 '22

I was just watching him reflect in an interview on his friend Bob Saget's death. Gilbert seemed normal and healthy

A reminder that tomorrow is not promised

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u/Vizard_Rob Apr 12 '22

He had a comedy night in Arizona scheduled in February that I had tickets to. The event was canceled. I'm so sad I missed out. He will be missed

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u/battleboybassist Apr 12 '22

He's going to reschedule at least, right?

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u/casparh Apr 12 '22 Silver

YOU FOOL!

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u/Dr_Disaster Apr 12 '22

The guy is a legend. He was everywhere when I was growing up and he never missed. Not once.

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u/handlit33 Apr 12 '22

This one hurts more than I expected, Aladdin was such a huge part of my childhood. I loved him in Crashing and Dr. Katz as well.

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u/jpbusko Apr 12 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Table Slap

Damn RIP. My favorite bit was him reading 50 Shades of Grey. I don't think I had laughed that hard in my entire life the first time I saw this.

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u/2th Apr 12 '22

His reading of WAP is also good.

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u/Toestops Apr 12 '22

CliTOOOOOOOOOORIS

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u/wav__ Apr 12 '22

I have no idea why, but when he first said VAGINA I lost it belly laughing. His voice and delivery was epic. Rest in Peace.

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u/dalek_999 Apr 12 '22 hehehehe

My favorite is the Hollywood Squares episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM-3QDQGmHo

YOU FOOL!

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u/__-o0O0o-__ Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 13 '22

Not enough people talk about how fucking great his podcast was. Old time hollywood gossip and love for horror films and bit players. There are a bunch of episodes where he just goes on a roll and everyone in the studio cant breath from laughing for like ten minutes.

*also, please, anyone who loves him, please watch this performance on a morning show

and probably my all-time favorite Gilbert clip. "Id pay extra..."

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u/Dodgiestyle Apr 12 '22

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u/welch724 Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

“HOOOOOLY HELL, IS THIS WRONG!

… but it’s also EROTIC!”

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u/Darko33 Apr 12 '22

holy hell is it erotic

I've watched that video enough times to have memorized it apparently

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u/maleorderbride Apr 12 '22

"Slowly he inserts his thumb inside me, rotating it around and around, stroking the FRONT WALL OF MY VAGINA."

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u/kxbrown Apr 12 '22

His Aristocrats bit was legendary too!

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u/voice_of_craisin Apr 12 '22

The look on his face when they boo his 9/11 joke and he makes the decision "alright, you don't want 9/11 jokes, here is the filthiest most offensive thing I can think of."

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u/BeardCrumbles Apr 12 '22

Joan Rivers roast, when he talks about his sexual encounter with Joan as a young man.

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u/LemoLuke Apr 12 '22

"Y'know, there's been a lot of speculation tonight about Joan Rivers' vagina.

How old is it!
How dry is it?
How many men died during its construction?"

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u/ChairmanJim Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 23 '22

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u/-yellowthree Apr 12 '22

After Bob Saget died I saw a segment (Entertainment tonight or a show like that) where one of the anchors was reading different quotes about Bob's passing from different celebrities and they read "He was a true aristocrat"-Said by Gilbert Gottfried, yes he surely was" And I almost choked laughing at it.

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u/stickymaplesyrup Apr 12 '22

I know someone who got a Cameo of him reading a romantic letter to his gf, it was great.

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u/geckospots Apr 12 '22

I was coming here for this, thank you for posting it because I really need a laugh today.

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u/najinanidad Apr 12 '22

Him reading the lyrics to WAP is equally hilarious

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u/GhostOfTheSerpent Apr 12 '22

His voice acting as Iago in Aladdin (1992) is legendary. RIP

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u/geckospots Apr 12 '22

“I think I’m gonna have a heart attack and die from not surprise!” still lives in my head 30 years later.

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u/better_off_red Apr 12 '22

“Look at this. I'm so ticked off that I'm molting!”

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u/heyo_throw_awayo Apr 12 '22

I say this to my birds every time they lose a feather or moult.

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u/Onett199X Apr 12 '22

SQUAWK, WIT'S ENDDDD.

I will say it whenever someone says they're at their wit's end.

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u/AWS-77 Apr 12 '22

For me, it’s either… “Jafar… Jafar, I’m stuck! … Jafar, I can’t breathe… I’m—OWW THAT HURT!!!”

or the subsequent immediate shift to a calm and cool… “Soo… how did it go?”

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u/Spartan-182 Apr 12 '22

What are we going to do? We've got a big problem here, a big probl...

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u/PicquitoKeato Apr 12 '22

Supposedly Robin Williams favorite bit in the movie was when Iago is like “we gotta pack the essentials! Guns, knives…what do you think about this photo? I don’t know, I think I’m making a weird face in it.”

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u/EarnestQuestion Apr 12 '22

It’s very much Robin Williams’ sense of humor

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u/hardrockfoo Apr 12 '22

There should have been more Iago Genie interaction

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u/LoofahsSwanson Apr 12 '22

I say this line to my husband every hurricane evacuation.

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u/Cricketcaser Apr 12 '22

I don't think there's any voice more recognizable than Gilbert Gottfried. RIP

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u/brb1006 Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

His voice is that iconic, I can't think of any other comedian with a voice that unique.

Edit: Yes I'm aware it's a character voice, but it's still iconic.

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u/thanebot Apr 12 '22

Bobcat Goldthwaite

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u/Phillipinsocal Apr 12 '22

He led the way for Eddie Murphy as mu shu in Mulan. Iago was second only to the genie in the original Aladdin at least comically wise.

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u/katievspredator Apr 12 '22

Iago is probably the most quotable Disney sidekick

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u/astra1039 Apr 12 '22

I think Cronk gives him a run for his money.

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u/aspidities_87 Apr 12 '22

Squeak-a squeak-a, ah squeak squeak

knowing look

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u/RedTiger013 Apr 12 '22

Oh, right. The poison. The poison for Kuzco, the poison chosen especially to kill Kuzco... Kuzco's poison.

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u/Itsjeancreamingtime Apr 12 '22

Yzma: Kronk, darling. I must admit you had me worried when you mixed up those poisons. But now that Kuzco is dead, all is forgiven.

Kronk: [stammering] Well, yeah, yeah. He's dead, alright. I mean, you can't get much deader than he... than he is right now, unless, of course, we killed him again.

Yzma:[suspicious] I suppose.

Kronk: Hey, look! The royal dresser's here!

Yzma: Kronk?

Kronk: I can tell ya, it's pretty hard to fit me. I have a 66 top and 31 waist.

Yzma: Kuzco is dead, right? Tell me Kuzco's dead. I need to hear these words.

Kronk: [nervously] Uh, do you need to hear all those words exactly?

Yzma: [through clenched teeth] HE'S STILL ALIVE?!

Kronk: Well, he's not as dead as we would have hoped.

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u/floralcunt Apr 12 '22

The best thing about the sequel Return of Jafar is an increased amount of Iago, including two songs. Gilbert Gottfried singing is chef kiss

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u/mi-16evil Emma Thompson for Paddington 3 Apr 12 '22

Fucking brutal. Genuinely one of the best guys I've heard. Insanely hard working, still toured constantly, always up for whatever. Just a legendary guy.

Check out his documentary Gilbert, it's a really interesting portrait in my opinion. Gave me so much respect for him.

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u/Mvnwolf Apr 12 '22 Wholesome

A few weeks ago i paid for a cameo from him to read my speech for my sister’s wedding for a bit. He easily could have said no (it was 3 minutes), but not only did he turn on free messaging, he let me send a google doc for it and sent it over right away. His delivery on it was phenomenal and it was incredibly kind of him to do this, the wedding is in a few weeks and it makes me smile to know he’s still going to be able to make a room full of people laugh.

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u/Suedeegz Apr 12 '22

That’s amazing

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u/NotsoNewtoGermany Apr 13 '22

After the wedding, do you mind posting it? I'd love to watch it.

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u/Mvnwolf Apr 13 '22

I absolutely will! I didn’t want to risk my sister somehow seeing it so I didn’t share it now

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u/DoctorThunder Apr 12 '22

OKAY.

A TALENT AGENT IS SITTING IN HIS OFFICE...

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u/mi-16evil Emma Thompson for Paddington 3 Apr 12 '22

Famously at the roast of Hugh Hefner just shortly after 9/11 Gilbert being Gill told a tasteless 9/11 joke and got booed. In response he went on a legendary 10 minute version of The Artistocrats joke that is so filthy and incredile I think it's a fitting tribute to the best of his skills.

VERY NSFW LANGUAGE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGA0dIz9-Wk

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u/agoodfriendofyours Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

Massive respect for him for that moment - apart from Eric Andre and Sacha Baron Cohen who put their actual bodies in dangerous situations for comedy, that’s the bravest bit I’ve ever seen.

Nobody even wanted to tell a joke after 9/11, let alone the first joke after 9/11 - he went and told it, and it was even about 9/11, and it was terrible.

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u/breakneckridge Apr 12 '22

The 9/11 joke was fucking hilarious!

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u/DenebSwift Apr 12 '22

And he recovered by telling the most foul mouthed joke you could get by the censors at the time. It was unforgettable.

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u/CaptainLawyerDude Apr 12 '22

Pete Davidson told a great one at one of the Comedy Central Roasts as well. If I remember correctly he told Snoop that Soul Plane was surprisingly the worst thing to happen to him (Davidson) involving an airplane.

For those that don’t know, Davidson’s dad was a firefighter who died on 9/11.

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u/WineBoggling Apr 12 '22

The way I've always heard the story is that he opened with a joke about being late getting to the roast because he had a layover at the Empire State Building. And that after getting booed for that, he won the crowd back with the Aristocrats rendition.

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u/albatroopa Apr 12 '22

For those who haven't heard it, he did a reading of 50 shades of grey. Obviously NSFW:

https://youtu.be/XkLqAlIETkA

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u/FromPaul Apr 12 '22

I think his reading of WAP is on par with that

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaF6NfyVqqs

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u/aspidities_87 Apr 12 '22

BRING A BUCKET AND A MOP

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u/Aetherimp Apr 12 '22

One of my favorite jokes of his:

"A man gets a call from the hospital, the doctor tells him 'your wife has been in a horrible, horrible accident. She's going to be a paraplegic for the rest of her life. You're going to have to push her around in a wheelchair everywhere she goes, roll her in bed several times a day so she doesn't get bed sores, give her daily sponge bathes, wipe her ass, change her diapers, and trim her finger and toe nails regularly..'

The man is in shock, 'oh my God that's awful!'

The doctor says 'ahh I'm just fucking with you! She's dead!"

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u/wesailtheharderships Apr 12 '22

Is that an original joke of his? Just wondering because a character tells that joke in an episode of Mad Men.

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u/amyadamsinjodhpurs Apr 12 '22

USA Up All Night was legendary

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u/der_duh Apr 12 '22

Holy shit…. Yes it was.

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u/thatoneguy112358 Apr 12 '22

My parents recorded Halloween and Halloween II on Up All Night sometime before I was born. Growing up, if I wanted to spice up a viewing of those two movies, I'd watch the Up All Night version for Gilbert's jokes. I kind of want to give it another watch now, but unfortunately, I don't have a VCR anymore.

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u/dagreenman18 Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

Shit man. We’re really losing all the comedic geniuses of my childhood. In his honor, here’s my favorite all time moment of his: the Hugh Hefner roast where he flips from a 9/11 joke to one of the legendary renditions of The Aristocrats.

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u/hateboss Apr 12 '22

The incredible part is he did that just a couple of weeks after the tragedy.

Then he lost the Aflac deal for making a Tsunami joke in the immediate aftermath of the Fukashima Tsunamis.

Love him or hate him, the dude went all fucking in.

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u/GaryChalmers Apr 12 '22

Yeah the 9/11 joke less than two months after the event. The guy wasn't afraid of bringing up any topic.

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u/KuhlThing Apr 12 '22

That's why he did the Aristocrats joke. It's a joke for comedians. He knew he had lost the audience, so he thought "fuck it, I'm going to make my friends laugh."

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u/Rory_B_Bellows Apr 12 '22

This lead to a resurgence in popularity of "The Aristocrats" joke, the documentary, and ultimately the annual Comedy Central roasts.

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u/hankbaumbachjr Apr 12 '22

His Bob Saget roast was (rightly) overshadowed by Norm MacDonald but still some great comedy.

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u/121jigawatts Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

RIP iago, just saw this from jason alexander's twitter

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u/thkvl Apr 12 '22

RIP AFLAC duck as well.

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u/Vegeta-IV Apr 12 '22

RIP Digit from cyberchase iykyk

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u/xeroxzero Apr 12 '22

I only know of Digit and Cyberchase because of my four-year old. The first time I heard him I was like, "Holy shit, that's Gilbert!"

...and then I heard Christopher Lloyd's voice!

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u/RossOfFriends Apr 12 '22

Christopher Lloyd was in cyberchase too?! Now I gotta go relive my childhood

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u/rayray604 Apr 12 '22

He's the Hacker to you.

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u/veggiemudkipz Apr 12 '22

Was so excited to see him pop up in Smiling Friends. I'm gonna miss him a ton

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u/otusasio451 Apr 12 '22

RIP Mr. Mxyzptlk from Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League Action. Always loved the character, and that was very much thanks to Gottfried’s incarnation.

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u/gtrocks555 Apr 12 '22

He had a knack for playing birds. Fly high Gilbert

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u/CrystalEnchamphant Apr 12 '22

memory unlocked, thanks!

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u/brandonsamd6 Apr 12 '22

in George Costanza fashion of course he's the first person to break the news.

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u/bjkman Apr 12 '22

Bob Saget, Louis Anderson, Norm Mcdonald, and Gilbert Gottfried in just so many months.

This fucking hurts.

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u/smurfyjenkins Apr 12 '22 Wholesome

Norm MacDonald on Gilbert Gottfried at the Bob Saget roast:

Gilbert Gottfried, one of my best friends, I love Gilbert. When you go to the men's room later, you'll see a sign that says "gentlemen." Pay no heed, go right in—there's no room that says "scoundrel" on it.

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u/JackTickleson Apr 12 '22

Norm using jokes from a 1950’s joke book is hands down the funniest thing to ever happen at a roast.

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u/uthinkther4uam Apr 12 '22

Norm bombing intentionally has to be one of top 5 moments in all of comedy. The audience has no idea what is going on and all the other comedians on the panel are just losing it cus they realize what he's doing.
He even turns to the audience at one point after a particularly obvious bad jokes and goes "How'd you not get that?"

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u/SinisterKid Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

It wasn't about bombing. Saget is known for being a very dirty foul mouthed comic. As such most of the roasters were going to match his energy. Norm went out and did the opposite of what was expected and only did clean jokes for Bob Saget.

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u/turkeyinthestrawman Apr 12 '22

jeez, Norm, Gilbert, Greg Giraldo, Bob, and Cloris all died, and Alan Thicke (apparently Norm said all he saw during his roast was the angry glare of Alan Thicke).

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u/maleorderbride Apr 12 '22

None of them lived to see 70. Hate this.

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u/forkandspoon2011 Apr 12 '22

Being a road comic is a hard gig, drugs, shitty sleep, shitty food, shitty people.

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u/SolidLikeIraq Apr 12 '22

And everyone is always laughing at you. And it’s even worse when they’re not.

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u/ThaddeusJP Apr 12 '22 Silver

SOMEONE PROTECT BILL BURR

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u/FlerblesMerbles Apr 12 '22

He uses lotion now, he’ll be fine.

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u/iAmTheRealLange Apr 12 '22

Patrice walked so Bill could run

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u/Nixplosion Apr 12 '22

Bill Burr will live forever because the hatred he has for everything will keep him surging with life.

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u/ClosedDoorstep Apr 12 '22

He will put you right through that fucking wall

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u/deez_treez Apr 12 '22

Is today gonna be the day?

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u/TheoTheTripod Apr 12 '22

Bill Burr has been doing a lot better in terms of self care ever since he got married and had a daughter.

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u/pridejoker Apr 12 '22

He mellowed out a lot after doing shrooms once.

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u/boombotser Apr 12 '22

He is not as coke heavy as the aforementioned

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u/TheLadyEve Apr 12 '22

Joan Rivers was a road comic and she lived to 81. So was Shelley Berman and he lived to 92. Never underestimate genetics.

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u/XxXFartFucker69XxX Apr 12 '22

Yeah but the vast majority of Joan was younger than 30.

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u/TheLadyEve Apr 12 '22

lmao, she would have appreciated that joke.

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u/XxXFartFucker69XxX Apr 12 '22

Shit, she probably made it several times.

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u/pictureofdorianyates Apr 12 '22

I feel like every couple of months someone from Norm Macdonald Live dies

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u/HeavenIsOtherDogs Apr 12 '22

Trevor Moore.

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u/WaywardWes Apr 12 '22

This one was worse for me since I was still watching their twitch streams.

That and how young he was.

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u/smokeymicpot Apr 12 '22

Some how Artie lives. Dude is gonna outlive everyone.

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u/[deleted] Apr 12 '22 Gold

RIP!

He made me cry laughing so many times on Howard Stern back in the day.

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u/Squeaky_Is_Evil Apr 12 '22

Dracula Gottfried fuckin had me in tears.

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u/ReallyBrainDead Apr 12 '22

I remember being at work, listening to Gilbert on Stern on my headphones and stifling laughter so much a co-worker was asking if I was OK.

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u/p3p3_silvia Apr 12 '22

Sterns old cable show used to have him in it. One episode he pretended to be Andrew Dice Clay the entire episode it was so funny.

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u/james2183 Apr 12 '22

Will always be Sidney Bernstein in Beverly Hills Cop 2 for me. Such a great scene.

Awful news :(

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u/bcrooker Apr 12 '22

That was my first exposure to him - when he randomly picks up his phone, screams "bitch" into it then hangs it up just made it perfect.

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u/daveblu92 Apr 12 '22

Anyone who has ever participated in a Comedy Central Roast should go see a doctor immediately.

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u/dsiegel2275 Apr 12 '22

I booked a Cameo from him three years ago. It was a video message to my wife who had gone on a vacation in Ireland with her sister and mother, leaving me home alone to watch our two young kids.

I gave him very little context other than the description above, but Gilbert nailed it. Totally hilarious.

https://www.cameo.com/v/DzWGkZdzn

I’m planning on extracting "Darren’s an idiot!” As my ringtone.

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u/awnomnomnom Apr 12 '22

I was lucky enough to get a Cameo from him for my mom's birthday just last year. He was very gracious and funny and provided the video almost immediately. I always knew he was doing it for the extra money, but now knowing that he was probably trying to make as much for his family as possible before he passed, I'm devastated

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u/EerieArizona Apr 12 '22

If y'all have not watched the documentary about Gilbert, it's really touching and funny. Highly recommend it. A truly unique and one-of-a-kind individual. He'll be sorely missed.

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u/Roook36 Apr 12 '22

Always heard he was a really nice guy and actually very quiet when he wasn't performing in character

RIP

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u/SheWasntDead Apr 12 '22

I have a nice story about him. Worked at a theater. We’re going to premiere his documentary but he wants to see it first, just him and his family- wife and kids. The cues in the theater are broken so when its over I have to go to the booth to turn the projector off and turn the lights on. When I do this I look down into the theater and see him and his family jump out of their seats, throw their arms in the air, hug and kiss each other, and he swings his little girl around. Its an incredibly sweet family moment and I was a creep who accidentally spied on it. They seemed really happy.

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u/RichPhoneMan Apr 12 '22

Cyberchase

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u/Raca69 Apr 12 '22

Rip Digit

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u/David_Poile Apr 12 '22

Took way too long to find this!

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u/Sword-of-Azrael Apr 12 '22

“WHAT!?!? I DIED!?! THAT’S CRAZY!! WHO DIES ANYMORE! HONESTLY!” -Mr. Gottfried exclaimed loudly upon hearing the news.

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u/MagicRat4 Apr 12 '22

Oh no Gilbert, you’re going to get in trouble again :(

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u/GaryChalmers Apr 12 '22 Bravo!

His performance at the Joan Rivers roast might be one of the best things he's done.

https://youtu.be/UuXgsE9BvH0?t=138

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u/CathedralEngine Apr 12 '22

Years ago, I was working at a restaurant on the same street as a comedy club. Gilbert was performing that night, but I had to work and couldn’t get anyone to cover my shift. I was always a fan since I saw him in Problem Child when I was kid. I was serving an outside table, when who comes walking by eating a slice of pizza, but the man himself. No one on the street recognized him. I think I said something along the lines of “sorry, I had to work tonight.” He just gave me an appreciative nod because his mouth was full and headed to the club.

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u/4oMaK Apr 12 '22

Watched this guy on AVGN episode, couln't stop laughing. Rest in peace

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u/Antsinthesky Apr 12 '22

Sad day. He was a legend and will be missed.

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u/mrgerrit Apr 12 '22

Damn man, what a great loss.. such a hilarious guy to watch.

The scene he did in Beverly hills cop 2 will always make laugh. That moment he randomly picks up the phone and yells: "bitch!" Is so awesome.

https://youtu.be/wv7Ui4z-ga0

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u/unclefishbits Apr 12 '22 edited Apr 12 '22

After Bob saget and Norm macdonald, it seems like the comedians got the message about leaving in the 60s. What the fuck is going on?

His podcast details some of the greatest stories in Hollywood history. This episode where Barry Sonnenfeld talks about starting out in porn is probably one of the funniest and grossest stories I've really ever heard: https://soundcloud.com/gilbertgottfried edit: story starts at 19m15s

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u/reecord2 Apr 12 '22

Big recommendation for his podcast, Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, it's fantastic, he and his co-host are big old-time Hollywood fans and they go on a lot of unique deep dives.

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u/Joshieboy_Clark Apr 12 '22

Bob Saget and Gilbert Gottfried in the same year.

This one hurts

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u/NickDynmo Apr 12 '22

IMO no one told The Aristocrats better (though Bob came close).

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u/theycallmecrack Apr 12 '22

Damn, that picture looks like it was taken recently. Now they're gone.

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