Thursday, May 24, 2018

On This Day In Dino-history: May 24, 1974


Hey pallies, likes gots 'nother very very important Dino-date in history to honor this very Dino-day. From the pallies at the historical pad "Famous Daily" comes the reminder that it was on this very day, May 24 in the year of our Dino 1974 that the last episode of the Dean Martin Variety Show was broadcast over the peacock network.

From the pen of Mr. Gary Satanovsky comes the remembrance that after a stunnin' 9 year run, with the very impressive number of 264 episodes aired, the greatest show in all of television history came to a close.   ilovedinomartin appreciates Mr. Gary Satanovsky and the pallies at "Famous Daily" for remindin' all us Dino-holics of this hugely historic day in the life and times of our great man. To view this in it's original format per usual, just clicks on the tag of these Dino-thoughts.

Likes as a little  Dino-bonus, in honor of this 44nd anniversary of the airin' of our most beloved Dino most beloved small screen programme, we are goin' to share a quintet of youtube vid clips of some of our most fav fav moments.....two featurin' "concerts" of our Dino with the Golddiggers, and that marvelous medley featurin' our Dino and Mr. Sammy Davis Jr.  Also we can't resist sharin' our most beloved Dino's cool croonin of "Non Dimenticar" and "Always."  Keeps lovin' our Dino!  Dino-honorin', DMP

Last episode of Dean Martin show

by Gary Satanovsky on May 24, 2012

Dean Martin’s early performances were decent but not great, his crooner style singing unable to escape the shadows of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. So Martin decided to turn to comedy. His first show, teaming up with a young comic, Jerry Lewis, ran through a series of completely improvised routines. Some were vaudeville classics, some taken out of thin air, and all had the audience howling in laughter. Martin made a name for himself with Lewis, but always thought of himself as a solo actor, and parlayed his considerable fame into a fruitful career in television.

On this day, May 24, 1974, after a nine-year and 264-episode run the hugely popular Dean Martin Show broadcast its last episode.

Of all the acts hosted by Dean Martin, perhaps the most enduring was of the singing and dancing troupe The Goldiggers. Martin’s show was their first television appearance, and he liked them well enough to work their routines into this Vegas stage acts and give them his television spot during his the summer recess months. The Goldiggers were one of the acts that appeared on his last episode, paying their respects to the man that got them into showbusiness.


Danny G. said...

Wow! What a historical type date, pal! This last episode should be stored away in some cool cool & swingin’ type time capsule & dug up in the year 2517! And even then...will the name Dino demand pause...then reflection...then celebration!!! Haha!! Great info, pallie!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, indeed that is a great Dino-idea....havin' the entire 264 episodes placed in the Smithsonian woulda be the that future generations woulda be able to sit at the feet of our Dino and study Dino-ology! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only DINO!

Danny G. said...

Haha!! Dino-ology! Love that!

Always On Watch said...

I clearly recall grieving when our Dino's variety show no longer graced the airwaves every Thursday night.

I loved the roasts, of course, but adored the variety show because our Dino got more airtime on the weekly variety show.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Miss AOW, well stated ma'am. The Dino-show was filled with Dino-happiness each and every Dino-week! Keeps lovin' our most beloved DINO!