The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (1965–1974)
"The Dean Martin Show" (original title)

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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

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Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

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Bigger than ever! The biggest guests, the biggest songs, the biggest laughs, the biggest cue-cards!

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16 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Throughout the run, Dean Martin never knew who would come walking through the door at the beginning of each show. This was to make it a lot funnier. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: O.J. Simpson/Ashford & Simpson (1978) See more »

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At one time the most suggestive show on television, Dean's show not only commented on other variety shows (a form in decline even in the mid-sixties) but continued in spinoff form with the later 'roast' format, a homage to the Friars' Club affairs of society page legend. Dean was able to use his own singing, joking and acting in a situation that could lampoon the past, push the envelope in risk and still seem like good, semi-clean fun. Spontaneity (in short supply after the invention of videotape) was literally forced on the actors and crew by doing (consciously or not) what Jackie Gleason did or didn't do - he showed up minutes before airtime knowing the sketch but totally unrehearsed with the other players. Whatever happened, happened. When it was on the money, it was a high point in midcentury comedy.


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