Hey pallies, likes ilovedinomartin shares with you this very Dino-day a review of "The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut" from a blog pad tagged, "Roctober." Likes readin' what I coulda finds on this blog, it seems that the blogger is willin' to review "EVERYTHING physically submitted, in any format (vinyl, CD, cassette, 8-track, wax cylinder, DVD, VHS, Beta, videogame, book, magazine, zine, cake, bucket of chicken, etc.)"
So it is cool our Dino has gotten some print space, and it is very very cool that one of the newer and best Dino-treasures, the last (so far) installment of Dino-shows from Time-Life accentin' 6 Dino-show episodes in their entirety is a great way for the pallies at "Roctober" to put the accent on our most beloved Dino.
Likes simply loves, love the absolute fabulous truth that the blogger states 'bout the Dino-show...."....but for the most part the key to this show is that charming Dino is charming." Likes dudes how well Dino-stated is that?!?!?!?! Indeed our Dino is the most charmin' and most talented of all entertainers to ever entertain. So, likes enjoys this charmin' review of our charmin' Dino's charmin' weekly telecast.
ilovedinomartin salutes "Roctober" for puttin' there readership onto this best of best Dino-resource, helpin' many many to come to know, love, and honor our Dino. To checks this out in it's original format, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report. Dino-always, ever, and only, DMP
The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut
(Time Life) This box set collects six complete episodes of Martin’s variety show, with examples from 1967-1971, and the first thing a rock n roller might say seeing that range of years is ‘Whoah! The prime years for flower power/Woodstock and experimental rock going into the dawn of the greatest era of soul music…I wonder who is on these shows!’ Stupid question: it’s the Lettermen, Tommy Tune, Joey Heatherton, Pat Boone, Dom DeLuise and Professor Backwards, of course! And do you know why Dean’s variety show featured bawdy sex and drinking jokes, goofy skits, dance numbers, standards sung by the host and guest stars, and slurred monologues? Because it was perfect, and it didn’t change during its run because it was sublimely entertaining – singing dancing and jokes never go out of style! There are some hep numbers, (The Dingaling Sisters in go go boots and bikinis sing and do the Funky Chicken”) but for the most part the key to this show is that charming Dino is charming, Hollywood’s go to talent is talented, and there were only 6 channels at the time. It’s notable that thos is notparticualrly conservative – his sex jokes are pretty unambiguous, and there’s lot of jiggle to those funky chickens. It’s also notable that a compilation of thrilling guest stars and ‘best of’ would not be half as interesting as these “uncut’ epsidoes that show you how the jiggle, the Zero Mostel angel skit, Sid Caeser’s professor’s random cmments, an opera song here, an Orson Welles Shakespeare sample there, and a Dino, Dom and Bob Newhart in a telephone booth bit on the other side all fit together to create something that blurrily exceeds the sum of its parts.
Posted by Roctober Magazine Reviews: at 8:31 AM