October 29, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

”Not an easy day for Ted Danson. After the Friars, he went to Denny’s for breakfast and couldn’t get waited on.” —Jay Leno, referring to Danson wearing blackface at a Friars Club roast for Whoopi Goldberg

”You can always tell when it’s autumn in New York: The air gets clear and crisp, apple-picking season begins, Ted Danson starts changing color.” —David Letterman

”Montel Williams said he was appalled by (Danson’s) rude and tasteless public display. He then went to his studio for a taping of the show featuring big- breasted Nazi cheerleaders.” —Chevy Chase, in his News Update

”Didn’t nobody get mad at Michael Bolton for pretending to be black.” —Arsenio Hall

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