Friday, September 23, 2016

Tomorrow In Dino-history: September 24, 1973

Hey pallies, likes today is yet 'nother great great day of Dino-remembrance, for likes it was on this day, September 24, 1973 that the Dean Martin Variety Show was transformed into"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour."  The Dino-show  moved to Friday nights after eight years on Thursdays, and the major change  was to  feature a "Roast of the Week," modeled after the popular Friars Club roasts, with Ronald Reagan as the first guest.

Likes through the marvelous magic of youtube, we share with you below that first roast hosted by our most beloved Dino and featurin' pallies likes Jackie Vernon, Phyllis Diller, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Jack Benny, and many others.   Our Dino is truly truly in his prime givin' out wise cracks between introducin' all the shinin' stars honorin' Governor Ronald Reagan.

"The Dean Martin Comedy Hour" lasted only one season, but the "Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts" became a series of specials on NBC that lasted until 1984.  Enjoys the roast below as we celebrate this day in the life, times, and teachin's of our one and only Dino!   Dino-reportin', DMP


Always On Watch said...

What a wonderful blast from the past!

blueiscoool said...

A wonderful moment in Dean Martin history DMP, thank you for this great read and video clip. It is great to see Ronald Regan who not only was a President but an actor as well, what a combo. It is always a treat to watch these clips from such a great show.

Have a great week.


dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, glads youse is diggin' it ma'am! Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty-o, your unendin' support of our Dino-efforts in most most appreciated dude! Keeps lovin', diggin', 'n sharin' our most most beloved Dino!