Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

NBC (ended 1984)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Ronald Reagan
      Ronald Reagan
      Episode 1
      Dean Martin roasts former actor Ronald Reagan. On the dais with Dean are Jack Benny, Jackie Vernon, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Dom DeLuise, Pat Henry, Audrey Meadows, Nipsey Russell, Mark Spitz and Ronald's wife Nancy Reagan. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Sitting on Top of the World" and "Smile". Dean Martin joins Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson for a medley of country songs.moreless
    • Hugh Hefner
      Hugh Hefner
      Episode 2
      Dean Martin roasts Hugh Hefner, creator of "Playboy Magazine" and the "Playboy Penthouse" and the "Playboy After Dark" variety shows. On the dais are Joey Bishop, Billy Baxter, Howard Cosell, Audrey Meadows, Jackie Gayle, Dick Martin, Loretta Lynn and Tom T. Hall. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" and "The Glory of Love". Dean Martin, Dick Martin, Joey Bishop perform "Little Tin Box". Dean Martin, Loretta Lynn and Tom T. Hall perform a Country medley. Sportscaster Howard Cosell announces a blow-by-blow account of an argument between a husband and wife (Dean Martin and Audrey Meadows). Dean Martin also plays a disillusioned husband who's growing tired of his group marriage.moreless
    • Ed McMahon
      Ed McMahon
      Episode 3
      Johnny Carson's Friend and Co-Host Ed McMahon is the man of the hour in this roast. On the dais with Dean are Ernest Borgnine, Dom DeLuise, Pat Buttram, Jackie Vernon, Dionne Warwick, Steve Landesburg, Charo, Jack Carter, Charlie Rich and Doug Dillard. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Return to Me". Dionne Warwick sings "You'll Never Get to Heaven". Ernest Borgnine plays a door-to-door "Ravon" salesman who stops at Dean's house. Ernest Borgnine and Dean Martin are frantic robbers trying to hold up Dom DeLuise's butcher shop.moreless
    • William Conrad
      William Conrad
      Episode 4
      Dean Martin roasts "Cannon" star Willam Conrad. On the dais are Phyllis Diller, Nipsey Russell, Petula Clark, Bob Newhart and Jackie Gayle. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "C'est Magnifique". Petula and Dean duet in a medley of "Top of the World", "The Good Times" and "It's a Good Day". In a mix-up, Bob Newhart makes arrangements to bury his deceased uncle in a pet cemetery. In a bar sketch, Bob Newhart plays a friendly, but intoxicated, customer.moreless
    • Kirk Douglas
      Kirk Douglas
      Episode 5
      Dean Martin roasts Kirk Douglas. Guests on the dais are Ted Knight, Norm Crosby, Burns & Schreiber (Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber), Rich Little, Lynn Anderson, Jackie Gayle, Don Rickles and Tim Conway. Highlights: Dean Martin, Lynn Anderson and Ray Price perform "The Sun is Shinin'", "Make it Rain", "Sing About Love" and "You're the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me". Tim Conway plays his old man character moving in slow-motion.moreless
    • Bette Davis
      Bette Davis
      Episode 6
      Dean Martin roasts Emmy and Academy Award winning actress Bette Davis. Guests appearing on the dais are Henry Fonda, Vincent Price, Barbara Heller, Army Archerd, Pat Buttram, Kay Medford, Nipsey Russell, Joyce Haber, Howard Cosell, Tom T. Hall and Jeannie C. Riley. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Non Dimenticar". Tom T. Hall sings "I Love". Jeannie C. Riley and Tom T. Hall duet on "This Ole House".moreless
    • Barry Goldwater
      Barry Goldwater
      Episode 7
      Dean roasts Barry Goldwater the man of the hour. Appearing on the dais are guests William Holden, William Conrad, Norm Crosby, Steve Landesburg, Carroll O'Connor, Nipsey Russell, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Don Rice, Dan Rowan and political satirist and comedian Mark Russell. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Free to Carry On". Dean Martin and Ray Stevens duet with "Y'all Come", "Nashville", "Bumming Around" and "Things". William Holden and Dean Martin are monks awaiting a break in their vows of silence.moreless
    • Johnny Carson
      Johnny Carson
      Episode 8
      Johnny Carson, the famed host of the Tonight Show is the Man of the hour in this Roast. Also appearing on the dais with Dean are Bette Davis, Jack Benny, George Burns, Truman Capote, Doc Severinsen, Joey Bishop, Ruth Buzzi, Dom DeLuise, Bob Newhart, Fred DeCordova, Jonathan Winters, Foster Brooks, Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Dionne Warwick, Rich Little, Barry Goldwater and Redd Foxx.moreless
    • Wilt Chamberlain
      Wilt Chamberlain
      Episode 9
      Basketball great Wilt Chamberlain is roasted in this episode. Appearing with Dean on the dais are Norm Crosby, Audrey Meadows, Ken Berry, Nipsey Russell, Bill Shoemaker, Vernon Scott, George Kennedy, Jackie Gayle, Happy Hairston, Pat Henry and Ferlin Husky. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Young At Heart". Ferlin Husky and Dean Martin sing a medley of "Down by the Riverside," "Rosie Cries A Lot," "Houston" and "Ramblin' Rose".moreless
    • Hubert Humphrey
      Hubert Humphrey
      Episode 10
      Hubert Humphrey is roasted in this hour. Appearing with Dean on the dais are Gene Kelly, Leo Durocher, Audrey Meadows, Mort Sahl, Ted Knight, Mark Russell, Rich Little, Don Rice III, Pat Henry, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks and Senator Lowell Weicker (R-Conn).
    • Carroll O'Connor
      Carroll O'Connor
      Episode 11
      The star of "All in the Family" Carroll O'Connor is roasted in this episode. Appearing with Dean on the dais are Mama Cass Elliott, Redd Foxx, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Marty Allen, Mike Connors, Nipsey Russell, Gene Kelly, Joey Bishop, Don Rickles, Norm Crosby, Foster Brooks, Robert Wood, President of CBS Television and Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz). Filmed interviews with William Conrad, William Holden, Donald O'Connor, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ruth Buzzi and New York Mayor John Lindsay. With a Special appearance by Elsie Birdwell.moreless
    • Monty Hall
      Monty Hall
      Episode 12
      "Lets Make a Deal" host Monty Hall is roasted in this episode.

      Appearing with Dean on the dais are Gene Kelly, Bert Parks, Audrey Meadows, Rocky Graziano, Donald O'Connor, Art Linkletter, Jack Carter, Ted Knight, Doug Dillard, Allan Drake, Senator Birch Bayh (D-Ind.) and The Golddiggers. Highlights: Dean Martin and Gene Kelly duet on "You Are My Sunshine". Gene Kelly and the Golddiggers perform "Count on Me". Doug Dillard and the Golddiggers perform "Banjo Man". The Golddiggers perform "Open Up Your Heart".moreless
    • Jack Klugman and Tony Randall
      Dean roasts "The Odd Couple" Jack Klugman and Tony Randall on the dais are Mike Connors, Gary Burghoff, Ruth Buzzi, Soupy Sales, Jack Carter, Leonard Barr, Jackie Vernon, Loretta Lynn Doug Kershaw and jockey Laffit Pincay. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "Turn the World Around" and "As Time Goes By". Doug Kershaw performs "Louisiana Man" and "Sweet Jole Bion".moreless
    • Zsa Zsa Gabor
      Zsa Zsa Gabor
      Episode 14
      Zsa Zsa Gabor is roasted by Dean and the dais guests Donald O'Connor, Charles Nelson Reilly, Sue Cameron, Corbett Monica, Donna Fargo, Lonnie Shorr, Ruth Buzzi, Buddy Hackett and Mel Tillis. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "The Small Exception of Me". Dean Martin, Buddy Hackett, Donald O'Connor, Charles Nelson Reilly perform "Along Came Jones". A "Wide World of Sports" spoof with Dean Martin as a bullfighter and Buddy Hackett as the bull.moreless
    • Leo Durocher
      Leo Durocher
      Episode 15
      Leo Durocher is the Man of the Hour. Appearing with Dean on the dais, are guests, Gene Kelly, Maury Wills, Bobby Riggs, Dizzy Dean, Chuck Connors, Alex Karras, Jack Carter, Foster Brooks, Dizzy Dean and Gladys Knight and the Pips.Highlights: Dean Martin sings "I'm Sitting on Top of the World", "I Walk the Line" and "Georgia Sunshine". Gladys Knight & the Pips perform "Midnight Train to Georgia".moreless
    • Truman Capote
      Truman Capote
      Episode 16
      Dean roasts Truman Capote, the man of the hour. Appearing on the dais are Jean Simmons, Ted Knight, Audrey Meadows, Donald O'Connor, Rich Little, Joseph Wambaugh, Rocky Graziano, Foster Brooks, Anna Moffo and Johnny Russell. Highlights: Anna Moffo performs a "West Side Story" medley. Johnny Russell sings "Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer".moreless
    • Don Rickles
      Don Rickles
      Episode 17
      Don Rickles, resident member of the roasters is roasted himself in this episode. Dean is accompanied on the dais by Joey Bishop, Phyllis Diller, Lorne Greene, Rowan & Martin, Casey Kaseem, Bob Newhart, Carol Channing, Nipsey Russell, Cliff Robertson, Jack Klugman, Pat Henry, Kirk Douglas, Rich Little, Telly Savalas, Charlie Callas, Foster Brooks and Eugene Cernan (Apollo XVII).moreless
    • Ralph Nader
      Ralph Nader
      Episode 18
      Ralph Nader is the Man of the Hour in this celebrity roast. Dean appears on the dais with guests Jack Klugman, James Brolin, Jane Withers, Steve Landesburg, Mort Sahl, Rich Little, Ruth Buzzi, Jackie Gayle, Foster Brooks, Donna Fargo and The Statler Brothers. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "C'est Si Bon". Donna Fargo sings "It Do Feel Good". The Statler Brothers perform "Carry Me Back". Ruth Buzzi and Dean Martin do a sketch demonstrating the different ways a married couple communicate with each other.moreless
    • Jack Benny
      Jack Benny
      Episode 19
      Comedy legend Jack Benny is the Man of the Week being roasted by Dean along with others on the dais which include Jimmy Stewart, Joey Bishop, Florence Henderson, George Burns, Norm Crosby, Zubin Mehtah, Pearl Bailey, Dick Martin, Mark Spitz, Wayne Newton, Rich Little, Demond Wilson, Jack Carter, Foster Brooks and Gary Burghoff.moreless
    • Redd Foxx
      Redd Foxx
      Episode 20
      Redd Foxx of "Sanford and Son" is roasted as Dean appears on the dais with guests Demond Wilson, Joey Bishop, Nipsey Russell, Foster Brooks, Norm Crosby, Rich Little, Jim Bailey, Jackie Gayle, John Barbour and Slappy White. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "It's the Talk of the Town".
    • Bobby Riggs
      Bobby Riggs
      Episode 21
      Bobby Riggs is roasted as the Man of the Week while Dean is on the dais with guests Vincent Price, Chuck Connors, Leo Durocher, Alex Karras, Wayne Newton, Lynn Anderson, Don Rice III, Jack Carter and Rosemary Casals.
    • George Washington
      George Washington
      Episode 22
      George Washington is the Man of the Hour as Dean and guests on the dais roast the First President of the United States. Guests include Audrey Meadows, Dick Martin, Leonard Barr, Steve Lawrence, Corbett Monica, Nipsey Russell, Euell Gibbons, Henny Youngman, Jack Carter and Foster Brooks. George Washington's wife Martha (Audrey Meadows), his press secretary (Foster Brooks) and his aide-de-camp (Steve Lawrence doing a Groucho Marx impersonation) with Jan Leighton portraying the man himself George Washington take this comical look at this historical figure. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "For the Good Times" and "Lay Some Happiness on Me".moreless
    • Dan Rowan and Dick Martin
      Comic team Dan Rowan and Dick Martin are roasted in this hour. Dean appears on the dais with guests Joey Bishop, Audrey Meadows, Arte Johnson, Richard Dawson, Nipsey Russell, Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Ruth Buzzi, Foster Brooks, Buck Owens, Jackie Gayle, Dorsey Burnette and the Golddiggers. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "By the Time I Get to Phoenix". Dorsey Burnette sings "I Let Another Good One Get Away". Dean Martin, Steve Lawrence and Buck Owens perform "We've Got a Lot in Common". The Golddiggers perform "Let Me Be There".moreless
    • Henry "Hank" Aaron
      Henry "Hank" Aaron
      Episode 24
      Baseball great Hank Aaron is roasted in this hour. Dean appears on the dais with guests Lou Rawls, Joey Bishop, Eddie Matthews (manager of the Atlanta Braves), Dizzy Dean, Foster Brooks, Audrey Meadows, Norm Crosby, Lynn Anderson, Nipsey Russell, Jackie Kahane and Jeannie Burnier. With a special appearance by Rodney Allen Rippy. Highlights: Dean Martin sings "It Had to Be You" and "That Old-Time Feeling". Lou Rawls sings "Cold, Cold Heart".moreless
    • Joe Namath
      Joe Namath
      Episode 25
      Joe Namath is the Man of the Hour. Appearing with Dean on the dais are guests Don Meredith, Weeb Eubank, Paul "Bear" Bryant, Dick Butkus, Jim Plunkett, David Janssen, Angie Dickinson, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Foster Brooks, Charlie Callas, Joey Bishop, Rich Little and Slappy White.
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