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The Dean Martin Show 

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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at the same time.
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1974   1973   1972   1971   1970   1969   … See all »
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Dean Martin ...  Self - Host 263 episodes, 1965-1974
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Dean Martin hosts, with several celebrities as guests. There are musical acts and comedy sketches that break down comedy, racial, and sexual barriers all at 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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Comedy | Music

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TV-PG
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The footage from the series first became available on home video in a compilation called Dean Martin: That's Amore (2001). The earliest volumes of Guthy-Renker Entertaiment's The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show followed later that same year. The complete seasons sets are yet to be released on any home video format. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Apocalypse Cow (2008) See more »

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A parody of the standard TV variety show
17 April 1999 | by bwaynefSee all my reviews

"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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 September 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dean Martin Comedy Hour See more »

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Runtime:

(245 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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