[Telly] Savalas’ most famous role was as the star of the television series Kojak. Lt. Theo Kojak was a bald New York City detective with a fondness for lollipops and whose trademark line was “Who loves ya, baby?”
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In the context of casinos, comps are complimentary items given out by casinos to encourage players to gamble. Most casinos have hosts who are responsible for giving out free items and contacting players to bring them back to the casino. Most casinos now require a player to have a player’s club or similar card, so that their play can be tracked and comps awarded.
In the 1980s and early 1990s, [Telly] Savalas appeared in commercials for the Players’ Club Gold Card. These commercials were parodied by Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live as “The Player With Yourself Club”. The line from the parody was “If you’re a player, you need to be where the action is, and when there’s no action you have to create it yourself. That’s why I’m telling you about the Player With Yourself Club.” Savalas’ commercials also inspired a skit on In Living Color, where Jim Carrey played Savalas, who wields a literal “player’s club” and knocks successful gamblers unconscious, taking their winnings, though tossing them a chip or two out of generosity.
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Aristotelis “Telly” Savalas (Αριστοτέλης Σαβάλας‚ in Greek) (January 21, 1924 – January 22, 1994) was a prominent Emmy Award-winning American film and television actor whose career spanned four decades. Undoubtedly Savalas’ most famous role was that of the tough detective Kojak on television. Lt. Theo Kojak was a bald New York City detective who had a fondness for lollipops and whose trademark line was, “Who loves ya, baby?” Reportedly the lollipop gimmick was added in lieu of having the character smoke. Savalas himself was quitting smoking and the lollipops may have been his own trick for defeating his habit.