Jimmy Kimmel was an especially huge fan of Rickles and had him as a guest on his show 17 times, and apparently built up a close relationship. When he delivered his tribute at the start of his show last night, such things -- when described as emotional -- can dance on the fine line between meaningful and awkward. But what Kimmel said was quite touching and indeed lovingly emotional, with some personal remembrances that were often funny. And included a trove of clips from Rickles' appearances on the show.
Here's the 12-minute presentation.