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Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello
May 3, 2007 3:17 PM   Subscribe

Ok, so do you remember Danny Devito's appearance on the view last year? The one during which he was obviously drunk? He blamed it on the "last seven limoncellos..." And now he has his own line of limoncello, which its own awesome theme song. (Last link has auto-playing music, but it's so worth it.)
posted by crickets (33 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm sorry, it's not much of a post, but I was too tickled not to share.
posted by crickets at 3:17 PM on May 3, 2007


The theme song redeems you--it is wonderfully cheesy.
posted by LarryC at 3:31 PM on May 3, 2007


That's "obviously drunk"?
posted by Bugbread at 3:32 PM on May 3, 2007


Name another occupation where showing up drunk translates to a business opportunity.
posted by davebush at 3:37 PM on May 3, 2007


Unlike Hasselhoff, he exercises the decency of being in public while a drunk celebrity.
posted by found missing at 3:38 PM on May 3, 2007


I wonder when Avril Lavigne launches her own Limoncello
"She introduced the song ['I Can Do Better'] as her favorite before explaining how it came to be. 'I drank half a bottle of Limoncello, was completely wasted, wrote the song drunk and recorded it drunk,' she proudly told the crowd..."
posted by ericb at 3:40 PM on May 3, 2007


Is that him singing the theme song?

Regardless the man is a genius. I know he's producing these days, but couldn't you picture him as regular guest in something like The Office or Curb Your Enthusiasm? Getting into a bitter feud with Larry David over something trivial would be amazing.
posted by parallax7d at 3:47 PM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


i wonder if mike patton has anything to do with the music, being that they're pals.
posted by andywolf at 3:50 PM on May 3, 2007


couldn't you picture him as regular guest in something like The Office or Curb Your Enthusiasm? Getting into a bitter feud with Larry David over something trivial would be amazing.

Oh my god, that would be the very definition of awesomeness. I could see George Clooney showing up for one episode attempting to broker the feud (over glasses of limoncello, naturally), then getting drawn into it himself after Larry says something beyond the pale.
posted by scody at 3:56 PM on May 3, 2007


I swear to christ, between Its Always Sunny, The View, all the cool bands he supports (see him at Coachella every year), and this little bit of meta-tardedness, Devito is threatening to become the coolest person alive adjusted for the vector of Age and Awesomeness.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 4:03 PM on May 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Regardless the man is a genius. I know he's producing these days, but couldn't you picture him as regular guest in something like The Office or Curb Your Enthusiasm? Getting into a bitter feud with Larry David over something trivial would be amazing.

Hes a regular on one of the funniest shows on TV, the afforementioned It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
posted by Senor Cardgage at 4:07 PM on May 3, 2007


Ok, so do you remember Danny Devito's appearance on the view last year?

Just about. Rosie O'Donnell's attempt at "speaking" Chinese kinda overshadowed that event for me.

Haha, that theme tune is great. Totally worth the click. Danny DeVito has been a hero of mine for a little while thanks to his great adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
posted by saturnine at 4:12 PM on May 3, 2007


Funny, we finally broke into a bottle of Limoncello the other day and I made some pretty damned excellent MassaMojitos with it.

And yeah, a half pint like Danny'd need seven or so to get a good rip on.
posted by fenriq at 4:12 PM on May 3, 2007


I have to have a dozen of those to get through an episode of the View, can't blame the man for getting tossed to work through the indignity of being a guest.

Drink up, Shriner.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 4:21 PM on May 3, 2007


andywolf writes "i wonder if mike patton has anything to do with the music, being that they're pals."

Whoa. What? Whuwhut? Huh?

(googles, finds video interview of Danny DeVito and Mike Patton where Patton describes his ideal man-date with DeVito (nothing spicy, just lots of Italian food and a few movies))

Ok, my mind is blown.
posted by Bugbread at 4:48 PM on May 3, 2007


Wow, "Your search - MassaMojitos - did not match any documents."
posted by AwkwardPause at 5:10 PM on May 3, 2007


Quick story:
I was working as a low-level production goon on Man On The Moon. Danny D. was dividing his time between being Executive Producer (the big boss) and Talent (acting in the film). Not to mention dealing with Jim Carrey's crazy ass, which was a job unto itself.

We were shooting at the Olympic Auditorium(?), a boxing arena in downtown LA. The backstage area was very cramped. Basically, a tiny corridor running in a semicircle behind the stage. I was charged with conducting the movements of 5000 unpaid extras around the arena, to get them in place for the next shot.

So I'm steaming around the semicircle, walk/running full bore. I round the blind curve, and crash straight into Danny. Here's the thing: He's about 4'9" tall, and I'm about 6'4". So really, you could say that he ran into my gut, and I cartwheeled over him, smashing his (thankfully unlit) cigar, and ending up on my ass. He is a solidly built man.

So, I'm stunned. Winded from the fall, and terribly embarrassed once I realized who it was I'd crashed into. Quick digression: On a film set, Production Assistants can be thrown off the set for literally anything - coffee's too cold? Fire the PA. Feeling hungover today? That PA looks kind of funny, fire his ass. I was fully expecting a similar scene.

So imagine how shocked I was when Danny DeVito, damn fine man that he is, apologized to me profusely, and helped me off the floor. Then he took some time to ask my name, and we had a nice chat about how the shoot was going. He shook my hand, thanked me for my work, apologized again. Then off he went to his Limo.

Damn nice guy. And that's not even mentioning the fact that he Executive Produced Pulp Fiction.
posted by Optamystic at 5:23 PM on May 3, 2007 [10 favorites]


It's nice to see an un-apologetic celeb not rushing for rehab after being busted for being drunk, and instead turning it into an opportunity to help others get off their faces. Bless.
posted by John Shaft at 5:26 PM on May 3, 2007


Optamystic's above 'brush with greatness' is perhaps the best thing I've read today, and trumps anything I was about to type out here.

Uhm... I was gonna say something about how cool I think Mr. DeVito is and that I hope the best for his wine label and I'd get drunk before being interviewed on The View too.

But ...y'know... I ain't never somersaulted over the guy.

My words pale. Thou art le emitome de kewlness. Salud, Optamystic!
posted by ZachsMind at 6:26 PM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Danny DeVito is the new Chuck Norris.

Except that he's always been seriously more kickass than Chuck Norris could ever hope to be.

Also, I'd love to get blind stinking drunk with the man. I have the feeling that the emergency kit for that night would have to include passports and bribe money.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:58 PM on May 3, 2007


Chuck Norris is the irresistible force.
Danny DeVito is the immovable object.
...they fight crime!
posted by ZachsMind at 7:03 PM on May 3, 2007


It's nice to see an un-apologetic celeb not rushing for rehab after being busted for being drunk, and instead turning it into an opportunity to help others get off their faces. Bless.

Yes, he certainly turned lemons...
posted by Challahtronix at 7:19 PM on May 3, 2007 [2 favorites]


Is this something you need a... hey! It's Danny Devito! He's awesome!
posted by Kattullus at 8:20 PM on May 3, 2007


You guys forgot to mention twins, with Schwarzenegger.
I LOVE DEVITO
(after a few glasses of wine with my parents, the MeFI equivalent to a few glasses of limoncello with G. Cloon)
posted by Count at 8:21 PM on May 3, 2007


For me, his best work will always be the underrated Ruthless People ...

Don't forget his more serious roles, e.g. Tin Men, Hoffa, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Anyway, did you hear about the ethnic lady who named her kid Limoncello ...
posted by dhartung at 9:29 PM on May 3, 2007


Wow. I want all of my liquor to be endorsed by Danny DeVito and have a theme song. ALL OF IT.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:15 PM on May 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Don't forget his more serious roles, e.g. Tin Men, Hoffa, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

And Jack the Bear.
posted by ericb at 10:41 PM on May 3, 2007


I could see George Clooney showing up for one episode attempting to broker the feud (over glasses of limoncello, naturally)

I'd hazard a guess that would be a no go. Clooney's pimped out to Martini
posted by romakimmy at 4:07 AM on May 4, 2007


Don't forget Hercules, an underappreciated Disney cartoon. His song, "One Last Hope," is a spot-on Jimmy Durante tribute. ILY Devito.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:11 AM on May 4, 2007


War of the Roses is one of the Awesomest movies ever made. Danny Devito even makes Michael Douglas good.

I don't know what this Limoncello stuff is. I've been a boozer for umpteen-twenty-ought years and I never heard of any "Limoncello". Now it's the hip new Hollywood drink. Hmmpf. Back in my day we got wasted on beer.
posted by Cookiebastard at 5:16 AM on May 4, 2007


I like limoncello. Not normally the kind of stuff I would drink on an average day, but that bottle goes down awfully fast when I have one around. I never heard of it either until I was given a glass of it in an Italian restaurant I frequent by the owner. He technically couldn't sell the stuff because he only had a beer and wine license, but he could give it away. That was a number of years ago and I've been a fan of it ever since.

It could almost supplant Licor 43 as my favorite sweet liquor.
posted by lordrunningclam at 5:41 AM on May 4, 2007


I hadn't really given the subject much consideration, but thinking upon it, I can't really think of a bad thing to say about Danny DeVito.

Upon further review of the evidence presented here and elsewhere, I move to deem Mr. DeVito awesome. All In favor? Aye. All opposed?

The ayes have it, Danny DeVito is awesome. Meeting adjourned.

[treating decision making as a board meeting style dialectic can do wonders for your self confidence.]
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 6:51 AM on May 4, 2007


Limoncello's a great apertif and is also one of the few things I've had that will knock the garlic taste out of your mouth after a meal of Italian food. Well, maybe after a few shots.

I really can't understand drinking it in large quantities, although I'm sure I've done it. So damn sugary.
posted by mikeh at 11:08 AM on May 4, 2007


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