Friday, September 16, 2016

On This Day In Dino-history: September 16, 1965

dino on Make A Gif

Hey pallies, likes today is the 51st anniversary of our golden voiced Dino's entrance onto weekly television,........yet  'nother deeply delightful  day in the life, the times, and the teachin's of our most beloved Dino.  It was 51---count 'em---51  years ago on this very day, September 16 in the year of our Dino 1965 that The Dean Martin Show premiered on the peacock channel and as they say, the rest is Dino-history.  The show ran for nine fabulous seasons and aired for a grand total of 264 episodes.

Likes we all know the story of how our Dino really didn't want to do a weekly television show and how he made what woulda seemed to have been outrageous demands of NBC likes only workin' one day a week...the day of recordin' the show with no other rehearsin'....and the wise wise folks at NBC consented to all of our Dino's demands...and for those nine glorious years our Dino crooned his way into our hearts, givin' us tons of laughs, and much much wonderous wit and wisdom to profoundly  ponder as well.

Likes we are so so grateful that slowly but surely parts of the series have been released on DVDs for us to continue to soak in all the glories of our King of Cool.  Our hugest  hope of hopes and our deepest dream of dreams is that one day, all 264 episodes in their full length will find there way into general release so that each and every moment of deep Dino-wonderment will be ours forever!

In honor of this most festive of festive Dino-occasions we first share with all youse Dino-holics a couple of vid clips of that first broadcast featurin' our most beloved Dino, his bestest of best pallie Mr. Frank Sinatra and a ton of other other celebrities all wishiin' our King of Cool the best on his new small screen effort.  And, we have also chosen a quartet of just a few of our most fav of fav moments from our great great man's great great show.

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


September 16, 1965 "The Dean Martin Show" premiered on NBC, Thursday nights at 10 p.m. It was one of the highest-rated shows of the 1965-66 season and runs for nine seasons


Always On Watch said...

An auspicious day as far as I'm concerned.

I discovered our Dino and his velvet voice in June of 1965 when the cousin I was visiting kept playing a Dino album over and over again -- one song in particular: "We'll Sing in the Sunshine." When I returned home from that family vacation, I bought the album The Door Is Still Open to My Heart.

Later that same summer, I went to the movies to see The Sons of Katie Elder.

Then, suddenly to me at least, he was on television every Thursday night.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, we woulda 'gree awesomely "auspicious" indeed. A song, a record al-b-um, a big screen epic, and a small screen weekly visit....obviously youse was meant to be welcomed royally into our King of Cool's world! So, we hope you are on the mend and back to the books. Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!

Always On Watch said...

I'm back to the books but still quite unwell. I'm unable to work full time, but am working part time.

At least one more surgery to go. **sigh**

BTW, I visit here every few days. I'm too unwell to make a comment every time. Sorry 'bout that!

dino martin peters said...

Miss AOW, we are glad to know that you are still using your gifts to educate young lives, and so sorry to hear that you are still dealing with huge health issues. Thanks for stopping by when you can, and certainly we are understanding of your inability at this time to be as fully invested as at other points in your life. Take good care and, please keep us posted.

BlueisCoool said...

It is hard to believe that it was 51 years ago before Dean graced up with his classic television show. Without a dought it was a ground breaking show and one every person in comedy has tried to copy but no one has managed to do so and never will. Luckily for us we are still able to view them as if they were made yesterday. Thank you DMP for this great moment in Dean Martin History.

Have a great week.


Always On Watch said...

Hey! Look what I found!

The first show -- full version!

Maybe you've posted it here at this blog before, but I don't recall seeing it here.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Scotty, likes we hear you man! Now, if only we coulda gets all 264 episodes in all of their Dino-glory released...that woulda be likes totally totally awesomely amazin'!
Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our most beloved Dino!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, thanks ever so much for that wonderful news. We just finished patterin' a post to share this giant of a gem with ilovedinomartin readers here on Wednesday.
Keeps lovin' our most beloved Dino!