Unsexy Beast

Herewith, for your entertainment/discussion, an Unofficial Top 8 Highlights of Comedian Gilbert Gottfried’s Career:

8) His “You fool!”-spouting regular on the late Nineties/early Aughts version of Hollywood Squares

7) Jerry the Belly Button Elf, Ren & Stimpy

6) various, VH1’s Best Week Ever

5) his proclivity for voicing various birds, i.e. Iago in 1992’s Aladdin, 2007’s Farce of the Penguins, and the AFLAC duck

4) topping the Boston Phoenix’s 2006 “100 Unsexiest Men” list

3) tie: Burt Banner, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas, and “Patient,” the “Say Hello to a Good Bye” episode of The Cosby Show

2) every single time he’s appeared on Howard Stern

1) his infamous “Aristocrats” rendition at the 2001 Friars Roast of Hugh Hefner, which inspired the 2005 documentary of the same name

Fingers crossed that the Saturday Night Live alum will be gunning for Memorable Moment No. 9 when he headlines at the Comedy Spot.

Fri., Aug. 22, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 23, 8 & 10 p.m., 2008
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