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The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Jack Klugman (1978)

Roast of Jack Klugman.


Greg Garrison


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Credited cast:
Milton Berle ... Himself
Joey Bishop ... Himself
Foster Brooks ... Himself
Joyce Brothers ... Herself
Red Buttons ... Himself
Ruth Buzzi ... Herself
Phyllis Diller ... Herself
Robert Guillaume ... Himself
Katherine Helmond ... Herself
Abbe Lane ... Herself
Dean Martin ... Himself - Roastmaster
Dick Martin ... Himself
Kay Medford ... Herself
LaWanda Page ... Herself
Tony Randall ... Himself


Roast of Jack Klugman.

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17 March 1978 (USA) See more »


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$50,000 (estimated)
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Red Buttons: "He wants to be cremated and to have the ashes thrown into Tony Randall's face!"
13 September 2013 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Jack Klugman and Tony Randall were roasted together back in 1973, at the height of their success on THE ODD COUPLE, while this 1978 broadcast has Klugman alone the subject, during the second season of his new hit QUINCY (which lasted 7 years). The usual cast of suspects include Milton Berle, Dick Martin, Red Buttons, Joey Bishop, La Wanda Page, Ruth Buzzi, Don Rickles, and Foster Brooks. Perennial Jewish mother Kay Medford comes on as Jack's neighbor from Philadelphia, who talks about how he would have been expelled from school as a 'rotten kid': "but if you're never in school, how can you get expelled?" Connie Stevens joins in the chorus when referring to Klugman's Oscar Madison character: "Jack could clean up a room just by leaving it!" From the popular SOAP come Katherine Helmond ('Jessica Tate'), who explains how Tom Jones wound up in Dean's room at 3AM, and Robert Guillaume ('Benson'), who talks about his futile days as Klugman's houseboy: "it could have been worse, at least I never had to do the windows. I looked for 'em!" Leave it to Tony Randall to stick up for his old co-star, proclaiming him "a whale of an actor."

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