In response to the episode with Don Rickles roasting Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese, Vanity Fair says “the trio fondly recall their earlier days, including Rickles’s start in comedy and how they first bonded over Casino.”
Rolling Stone reported on the episode with Amy Poehler, “The pair had a lively chat over dinner (and several straws) at one of Rickles' favorite Hollywood restaurants.”
People reports, “While the show was originally created to be a bridge between older and younger generations of comics, after Rickles’ death just after filming wrapped, the show took on a new tone.”
Fox News reviewed the AARP series and says “Don Rickles' Dinner with Don shares comedian's Hollywood encounters, relationship with Rat Pack.”
In an article published by Variety, it highlights how “Don Rickles and Billy Crystal reminisce about comedy through the years.”
AV Club says “Zach Galifianakis gets starstruck in this clip from Don Rickles' final project.”
Detailing how the digital series with Don Rickles and AARP came about, the Associated Press reported on the months-long project.
TV Insider focused on Sarah Silverman, who “considered Don not only an icon, but a mentor.”
The series was produced by AARP Studios, Winbrook Entertainment and Stamper Lumber Company.