Dean Martin Celebrity Roast

Season 1 Episode 1

Ronald Reagan

Aired Unknown Sep 13, 1973 on NBC
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Ronald Reagan
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

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    Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan


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    Jack Benny

    Jack Benny

    Himself (1973-75)

    Guest Star

    Jonathan Winters

    Jonathan Winters

    Himself (as Maude Frickert)

    Guest Star

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Dean Martin: For years he was on the TV on Death Valley Days, where every week he worked with a team of mules. From there he stepped into something soft, politics. In all his picture career he never made an X-rated movie, his pictures were rated "M" you couldn't get in to see one unless you were accompanied by a moron. His movies were so bad they were shown at drive-outs.

      • (very prophetic statement)
        Phyllis: If you ever get to be President and I think you may and there's a depression, try not to have it at a bad time like when everybody's out of work.

      • Jack Benny: Ladies and gentleman I would like to say that Greg Garrison the producer of this show told me I only have four minutes to talk. That's impossible I stare longer than that.

      • Ronald Reagan: I've listened to the entire show and the best thing I can do to show my appreciation to all of you, is to invoke executive priviledge, I refuse to release the tape. I know that you all realize that I might having to tell you in the job I have, I have to make a great many decisions and let me just say about the decision I made in regard to tonight, with hindsight to the best of my recollection, at this point in time, I really goofed.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Dom DeLuise (as Justice Angelo Beducci) portrays a Marlon Brando Godfather like character.

      • Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge's musical appearance were edited out in the re-released Celebrity Roast series. Also edited out is Audrey Meadows speech although she appears throughout the special.

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