Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Set

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Set

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Many younger people probably think that celebrity roasts are an invention of Comedy Central. They have continued the tradition in a fun way, but it began a long long time ago.

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts are like taking a step back in time to an era that is very different than today. There are 12 roasts on 6 DVDs. The roasters and the roastees are well-known. Some have passed and others are still performing.

Thick skin is required as the barbs are skillfully thrown out for deep cuts and big laughs. This was the 1970′s and the comedy is most definitely not politically correct, so you’ll need to watch it in the context of the time period. It really is interesting to see how far we’ve come in the last few decades. The roasts are shown unedited as they originally aired and there are also additional bonus features.

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Set

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast
Collectors Edition DVD Set
Release date 9/24/13

Description: “What began as a ratings booster for the final season of “The Dean Martin Show” in 1973 evolved into “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts”, an eagerly awaited franchise of regular NBC Television specials that targeted the biggest names in the world of entertainment and beyond. Roastmaster General Martin kept things loose and lively, deflecting his share of stray barbs from the guest roasters.  Honorees were billed as “Man/Woman of the Week” during the last season of Martin’s variety show, and “Man/Woman of the Hour” for the specials.  In 1974, the show moved from Los Angeles to the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas for the remainder of the run.  The 54 roasts ran until 1984, and Dino hosted all but one of them – “Mr Warmth” Don Rickles took over for Dean’s turn in the hot seat.”

Roasters include:

  • John Wayne
  • Dom DeLuise
  • Rich Little
  • Muhammad Ali
  • George Burns
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Art Carney
  • Bette Davis
  • Florence Henderson
  • Bob Newhart
  • Don Rickles
  • Milton Berle
  • Jonathan Winters

Roastees include:

  • Bob Hope
  • Johnny Carson
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Jack Benny
  • Lucille Ball
  • Dean Martin
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Michael Landon
  • Jackie Gleason
  • Don Rickles
  • Joan Collins

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123 comments for “Dean Martin Celebrity Roast-Collectors Edition DVD Set

  1. Teresa Turner
    October 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Would love to sit with my grown girls and watch this

  2. October 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Dean Martin was the man and his roasts were hilarious. Classic.

  3. October 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    my dad would love this.

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    October 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    This would be great to win for my dad and Christmas is coming!

  5. Dorothy Campbell
    October 5, 2013 at 7:39 am

    I love Dean Martin

  6. Holly Kennedy
    October 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

    This would be a great gift.

  7. Christian Alejandro
    October 5, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Great giveaway!

  8. James Coyne
    October 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

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  9. October 5, 2013 at 11:18 am

    My husband would love this!

  10. socratesjr
    October 5, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Dean Martin is a classic…and the family would no doubt enjoy this!

  11. Michelle Tucker
    October 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I think my husbands grandmother would enjoy this. Thanks!

  12. susan smoaks
    October 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    i would really enjoy this

  13. Crystal
    October 5, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I loved watching shows by Dean Martin and would really enjoy watching this!!

  14. laurie
    October 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I love dean martin hes so funny

  15. Rosey
    October 5, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    My husband is always sending me clips from these on YouTube. I’d love to give him this for Christmas.

  16. B uddy Garrett
    October 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    It would be great to see these roasts again.

  17. Donna L
    October 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This is a great prize. I remember watching these on television years ago. They are hilarious. Thanks for the chance to win.

  18. heather c
    October 5, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, my gosh, it would be so great to see some of these people once again! Would love this!

  19. Judy Hunting
    October 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    This would be a great gift for my dad!

  20. Irv
    October 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    This is great nostalgia material…memories of a more youthful time.

  21. Marc
    October 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    I’d love to show this to my dad.

  22. Tim Moss
    October 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I’d love to have this.

  23. lisavanhook@aol.com
    October 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Would love this.

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