No Respect

No Respect

A comedian achieving stardom in his late 50s is rare, yet that’s exactly what happened to the late, great Rodney Dangerfield. No Respect, released in 1980, perfectly captures the frazzled brilliance of a lovable loser who spent decades toiling away in miserable obscurity. From the opening bit—“No respect at all: When I was a baby, I was breast-fed by my father!”—Dangerfield drives home the point that his humiliation is life’s ultimate punch line. It's self-deprecation as an art form, and it’s hilarious.

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