Rodney Dangerfield: 50 Quotes, Jokes And Stories

By Kellar Ellsworth
Actor and comedian Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004) as he appears in Caddyshack, directed by Harold Ramis, 1980. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield got "no respect" -- that was his shtick, but don't be fooled. Dangerfield was a skilled comedian and a master of the one-liner, and commanded great respect from his peers in comedy and younger comedians he encouraged. From his early days as a nightclub act to his '80s success in movies (Caddyshack, Easy Money, Back to School) and "Rappin Rodney," Dangerfield kept the gag going, delivering his jokes at his own expense and becoming a beloved celebrity in the process.

Dangerfield annihilated himself for the pleasure of others and while anyone could tell a Rodney Dangerfield joke, no one could tell it like he did. The Long Island man brought the funny, along with charisma, style, and bulging eyes that were all his own. Many comedians have walked this Earth, none have ever walked it the Dangerfield way. Here are 50 one-liners and jokes from one of the greatest of all time.