Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

Season 1 Episode 11

Carroll O'Connor

Aired Unknown Dec 07, 1973 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Don Rickles and Redd Foxx got carried away with their barbs and a fight almost broke out. Don made several snide comments and said "why are we getting into a race riot while we're making a show here".

  • Quotes

    • Dean Martin: Who said Carroll O'Connor was unpopular? When he moved into Beverly Hills all I know is that five colored families moved out.

    • Marty Allen: (as Joe Kowalski) You know Mr. O'Connor was my foreman down at the shipyard and he got the job over all the rest of us cuz he had the most education, he had the most experience and he knew where to get the boss a broad. That Mr. O'Connor is a really tough egg boy, one night we went into a saloon and we got in an argument with a guy and the guy hits with the back of his hand and says that a chop from kung-fu and Mr. O'Connor pulls something out of his pocket and hits the guy on the head and says And that's a crowbar from Midas Muffler.

  • Notes

    • A separate taped segment included guest appearances by Ruth Buzzi, Zsa Zsa Gabor, William Conrad, William Holden, Donald O'Connor, Charles Nelson Reilly and Mayor Lindsay.

  • Allusions

    • William Holden: (on film) Hi Carroll, I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy you on "All in the Family", you know something your almost as good as you used to be with Art Carney and Audrey Meadows on "The Honeymooners".

      Allusion to the 1950's comedy hit that actually starred Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners.