Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project is an Emmy Award winning, amusing and delightful portrait of the famous American comedian, Don Rickles. The project produced by the director of "Animal House" John Landis consists of numerous interviews by contemporaries (Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, Steve Lawrence), notable comedians (Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Rosanna Barr, Jay Leno and Chris Rock), directors, actors and many others who have played a part in Don Rickles' life. The project also contains clips which portray Mr. Warmth's performance in stand-up routines, appearances on "The Tonight Show", various movies and from "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts". Mr. Warmth is best known for his cutting remarks and sarcastic nightclub performances and humorous television appearances. Viewers can experience Mr. Warmth's off-beat humor, quick comebacks and putdowns as revealed in this award winning project. The compilation gives the viewer an entertaining look at the legendary comedian, sarcastically known as "Mr. Warmth".
The program won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Don Rickles and Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.