How about this tidbit from the New York Post:
January 31, 2005 — EVEN in death, Rodney Dangerfield gets no respect. The late comedy legend’s longtime publicist, Kevin Sasaki, got a call from a booker at CNN last week asking him if "Rodney would be available to share his comments on the passing and legacy of Johnny Carson."
Sasaki replied that unless CNN had a new way of linking up to the afterlife via satellite, that would be impossible.
Dangerfield, of course, passed away last October. Ironically, his new DVD set, "Rodney Dangerfield â€” The Ultimate No Respect Collection," was posthumously released last month, and includes clips culled from his more than 70 appearances on "The Tonight Show."