Monday, September 25, 2017

Yesterday In Dino-history: September 24, 1973

Hey pallies, likes yesterday  was yet 'nother great great day of Dino-remembrance, for likes it was on  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!  

We remain,

Yours In Dino,

Dino Martin Peters


Danny G. said...

Lol! Man o man! Just the openin' monologue gots my sides splitting'! No one can crack me up like Dino! Quick wit & great one liners presented with his one & only facial that's a funny freakin' formula! Thanks for makin' my night, DMP!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes we're with youse Danny-o....and to thinks that most likely he had not rehearsed those lines before he saw them on the monitor! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only Dino!