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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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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Dean Martin ...  Himself - 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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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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 Stellar Showcase of 60s Entertainment
19 June 2019 | by helenrcahillSee all my reviews

Presented in glorious technicolor, The Dean Martin Show seems to make the screen crackle with excitement. Every single episode is filled with all star performances by the man himself, Dean Martin, and excellent guests such as Frank Sinatra, Ann Margret, Tony Bennett, Glen Campbell and Jimmy Stewart. This show is a goldmine for any vintage Hollywood fan. Dean's vocals are at their best, and nothing brings a smile to one's face like his smooth and lovely singing. Besides the marvelous crooning, the slightly off-color humor is hilarious, and it is an absolute time capsule of that beautiful bygone era. The set is a kaleidoscope of mid century design-with a "cowboy flair" if you will, resulting in a very pleasing to the eye medley of 1960s decor. The "Golddigger Dancers" provide a catchy opening, with fascinating and delightfully campy costumes to boot. Following their cute introduction, Dean sings his 1964 "Everybody Loves Somebody" acapella, and proceeds to slide down a fireman's pole. He will then tell a few humorous anecdotes, and follow with an upbeat song. The show is formulaic, but always entertaining. His guests will come on and perform their numbers, and then duet with Dean. It's really a very happy show. The arguably most important part of the show is "The Couch Song". Mr Martin will do a running leap onto the top of his long time piano player Ken Lane's piano and sing a few one line parodies of popular songs. From there he will saunter over to "The Mystery Door" where there is often a contemporary figure waiting behind. Dean will make his way over to the couch, and sing a personal and intimate song. These performances are always very beautiful and touching. Martin had such a skill when it came to making the audience just fall in love with him. The Dean Martin Show solidified Dean Martin as one of the greatest entertainers we have ever known. Many of these episodes can be found on the web, and we must not let time forget this jewel box of a program.


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