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Put Danny DeVito On Your Talk Shows

By Andrew Sanford | TV | August 26, 2022 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | August 26, 2022 |


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I recently rewatched the pilot for Taxi. The sitcom, set in the headquarters of a New York Cab Company, features an incredible ensemble cast. Among the cast was the abrasive dispatcher, Louie De Palma, played by a relatively unknown Danny DeVito. He spends the whole episode yelling at people from his elevated cage in the corner of the stage. Then, at the end of the episode, he comes down from his perch to reveal that he is short. That’s the gag. DeVito has come a long way since then.

In his recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel: Live, guest hosted by Nikki Glaser, DeVito delights the way a man who has been around the block a few times should. The minute he steps out on stage, he is enjoying himself. Whether discussing jumping naked out of a couch or working with his daughter on a new show, he can’t keep the smile off of his face.

He’s someone who has been around the business for decades, yet he remains as relevant as ever. At one point, Glaser asks him what he thinks about being regularly featured in memes. The wildest part? While this episode was airing, he was being turned into a meme again! Danny boy was live-tweeting his new show, Little Demon, without telling anyone that he was live-tweeting it. It’s a barrage of seemingly strange tweets lacking any context!

I can think of only a few actors from DeVito’s era that are as fun in interviews as he is. I’m sure there are people that others would mention, have fun. As long as DeVito is out there enjoying himself this thoroughly, I just want him to be on all of the shows. From Taxi to It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, anything can be made better by adding a little DeVito! Frankly (nailed it), we deserve it.