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16 September 1965 (USA) See more »
Bigger than ever! The biggest guests, the biggest songs, the biggest laughs, the biggest cue-cards!
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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Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 246)

Dean Martin ... Himself - Host (263 episodes, 1965-1974)
Al Casey ... Himself (140 episodes, 1965-1971)

Series Directed by
Greg Garrison (11 episodes, 1965-1971)

Bill Colleran (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Harry Crane (87 episodes, 1966-1973)
Michael Barrie (40 episodes, 1973-1974)
Norm Liebmann (40 episodes, 1973-1974)
Tom Tenowich (34 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jim Mulholland (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Larry Markes (23 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bill Box (20 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mickey Rose (16 episodes, 1973)
David Axlerod (12 episodes, 1974)
Stan Burns (12 episodes, 1974)
Mike Marmer (12 episodes, 1974)
Rich Eustis (3 episodes, 1967-1970)
Paul Keyes (2 episodes, 1967)
Al Rogers (2 episodes, 1967)

Arnie Kogen (unknown episodes)
Rod Parker (unknown episodes)
Ed. Weinberger (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Greg Garrison .... producer (9 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Original Music by
Sid Caesar (unknown episodes)
Jerry Herman (unknown episodes)
Danny Hurd (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Steven Orland (1 episode, 1967)
Series Production Design by
Spencer Davies (265 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Art Direction by
Spencer Davies (1 episode, 1967)
Series Set Decoration by
Spencer Davies (265 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Costume Design by
Ed Wassall (1 episode, 1967)
Series Makeup Department
Claude Thompson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1967)
Series Production Management
P. Dean Reed .... unit manager (1 episode, 1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clay Daniel .... associate director (1 episode, 1967)
Series Sound Department
Bill Levitsky .... audio (1 episode, 1967)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Smith .... video (1 episode, 1967)
Lon Stucky .... lighting director (1 episode, 1967)
Series Music Department
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (4 episodes, 1965)
Lee Hale .... special musical material (1 episode, 1967)
Ken Lane .... music consultant (1 episode, 1967)

Irving Taylor .... composer: theme "Everybody Loves Somebody" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Buddy Arnold .... creative consultant (26 episodes, 1973-1974)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (1 episode, 1967)

Kevin Carlisle .... choreographer (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"The Dean Martin Show" - USA (original title)
"The Dean Martin Variety Show" - USA (DVD title)
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60 min (245 episodes)
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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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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A parody of the standard TV variety show, 17 April 1999

"The Dean Martin Show," which ran on NBC for nine seasons starting in September 1965, always seemed less like a variety show than a subtle parody of the format. In that sense, it was almost a forerunner of David Letterman's show which pokes fun at the conventional TV talk show by maintaining a slightly subversive air. Martin, of course, was legendary for his casual, spontaneous persona, and everything about his variety show seemed casual and spontaneous, no doubt due to the star's refusal to rehearse. It was obvious that Martin was reading most of his lines from cue cards since he even made jokes about doing so. The sloppy, slightly unprofessional atmosphere that permeated many of his movies at this time, worked on television, making "The Dean Martin Show" one of the more interesting variety shows of the era.

The first episode is available on videocassette in a black-and-white version. Frank Sinatra sings the title track from his Grammy winning "September of My Years" album, Joey Heatherton does a bump and grind, Diahann Carroll warbles a tune, Bob Newhart does a comedy routine, and Dino croons a few bars of "Everybody Loves Somebody" and also performs his hit, "Houston." It's a reasonably pleasant time capsule from a bygone era, and nothing more.

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