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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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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 246)

Dean Martin ... Himself - Host (263 episodes, 1965-1974)
Al Casey ... Himself (141 episodes, 1965-1971)

Series Directed by
Greg Garrison (10 episodes, 1965-1971)

Bill Colleran (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Harry Crane (88 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 (2 episodes, 1967-1970)

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

Series Produced by
Greg Garrison .... producer (8 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 (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Spencer Davies (266 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Spencer Davies (266 episodes, 1965-1974)
Series Music Department
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (4 episodes, 1965)

Lee Hale .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Ken Lane .... composer: theme "Everybody Loves Somebody" (unknown episodes)
Irving Taylor .... composer: theme "Everybody Loves Somebody" (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Buddy Arnold .... creative consultant (26 episodes, 1973-1974)

Kevin Carlisle .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Karl Messerschmidt .... technical director (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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Not wanting to do a weekly TV series, Dean Martin made deliberately outrageous demands when he was approached by NBC. Aside from his sky-high salary, his contract stipulated that he was never required to rehearse (which irked many of his guest stars) and that the show was to be shot on Sundays. He'd usually be on his way home in his Facel Vega before the taping was completed.See more »
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
remarkable, 25 December 2001
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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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