Wonderful funny contribution from Red Buttons. Kinda leaves you feeling two things. Almost all of these acting/comedic legends have passed and this sort of unbridled humour is no more
Did You Know?
The Celebrity Roasts were heavily scripted and represented the last gasp of the venerable The Dean Martin Show
(1965), which began on NBC in 1965. The first deviation from Martin's variety format began in the ninth season, when Hugh M. Hefner
was "roasted". The roast format consumed the show in the tenth season, but as the season progressed Martin, never overworked, seemed stressed with personal problems related to marriage with Kathy Hawn (they divorced in 1976). Many "reaction" shots of Martin on the later roasts would actually be edited from earlier roasts (relatively easy due to him wearing a trademark tuxedo). The last roastee would be Michael Landon
, an encore appearance. See more
References Singin' in the Rain