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Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Danny Thomas (1976)

TV Special | 60 min | Comedy

Highlights include: opening remarks by Martin: Jimmie Walker making fun of Thomas's charitable work; Charo making remarks about Thomas; Red Buttons jokingly comparing Thomas to famous historical figures; Harvey Korman joking about his long...See moreHighlights include: opening remarks by Martin: Jimmie Walker making fun of Thomas's charitable work; Charo making remarks about Thomas; Red Buttons jokingly comparing Thomas to famous historical figures; Harvey Korman joking about his long friendship with Thomas; Charlie Callas appearing as "Dr. Charlton Callas," an incompetent doctor; Gene Kelly humorously recounting making films with Thomas form MGM; a surprise appearance by Ruth Buzzi as her character "Gladys Ormphsby"; Nipsey Russell poking fun at Thomas's religious predilections; Dena Dietrich joking about co-starring on "The Practice" with Thomas; Howard Cosell joking about Thomas and his daughter, Marlo Thomas; Jan Murray performing a mock-Biblical reading about Thomas's life; Don Knotts making jokes about Thomas's spirituality; Orson Welles making an elaborate joke about Thomas's large nose; Lucille Ball and Thomas arguing about her guest appearance on an episode of "The Practice"; Milton Berle humorously suggesting that Thomas's career is in decline; and final remarks from Thomas. Written by Paley Center for Media See less
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Dec 15, 1976 (United States)

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Dean Martin
Himself - Roastmaster Himself - Roastmaster   See fewer
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Danny Thomas
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Lucille Ball
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Ruth Buzzi
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Charlie Callas
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Charo
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Howard Cosell
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Gene Kelly
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Don Knotts
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Harvey Korman
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Jan Murray
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Nipsey Russell
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Orson Welles
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7 / 10 | 10 votes