This other Rickles will be revealed in a new feature-length documentary, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project," directed by longtime friend and fan, John Landis, best known for "Animal House" and "Trading Places." The film premieres Dec. 2 on HBO and will later be released on DVD.
The last in a long line of Jewish werewolves disappeared when "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," said goodbye to Oz. He left the show explaining that he had to go off to learn how to "control the wolf within." With this, a 60-year-long thematic liaison between Jews and werewolves ended.