Hey pallies, likes we just knew we woulda find 'nother blog rememberin' this most golden day in the golden life, times, and teachin' of our most beloved Dino....the day that changed the small screen forever and brought ever more fame and fortune to our one and only Dino...and gained him millions more pallies who tuned in to see our King of Cool ooze coolness in every word he spoke and every move he made!
From the in-the-know blog "Dr. Caligari's Cabinet" where a dude tagged Kevin gives forth, comes his post on the major events of September 16th, which of course, simply must accent the opennin' night of the Dean Martin Variety Hour 50 years ago this very Dino-day. Kev with a bit of potent patter and one of the same vid clips that we share this day salutes our most beloved Dino on his entry into weekly television.
We thanks Kevin for honorably homagin' our Dino in this way and are sure that he will help even more pallies find their way to Dino. To checks this out in it's original form, simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-gram. Dino-celebratin', DMP
September 16, 1965 -
NBC-TV finally put that little ole' wine drinker ... on the air when The Dean Martin Show premiered on this date.
Dean Martin wanted to be on TV but also wanted to be free to do movies and records; his contract required that he only show up to do his variety show one day per week (on Sundays). That's why he always seemed slightly out of step with the rest of the cast, who had rehearsed with Lee Hale standing in for Martin the day before. When Martin made a mistake he'd just laugh it off. The audience loved it.