The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show: Collectors Edition

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The Dean Martin Variety Show had everything: sensational song and dance, hilarious comedy, and a star like no other. The show was tops in the ratings for years. Its extremely likeable host gave the show a unique touch, becasue Dean didn't rehearse -- but that made it all the more fun for viewers. His endearing charm through little mistakes and flubs only enhanced the easygoing flair he had for entertaining his audience. He was a buddy to all the guys and a darling to the ladies. Today, he's cool to all ages. This...
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Overview

The Dean Martin Variety Show had everything: sensational song and dance, hilarious comedy, and a star like no other. The show was tops in the ratings for years. Its extremely likeable host gave the show a unique touch, becasue Dean didn't rehearse -- but that made it all the more fun for viewers. His endearing charm through little mistakes and flubs only enhanced the easygoing flair he had for entertaining his audience. He was a buddy to all the guys and a darling to the ladies. Today, he's cool to all ages. This special Collector's Edition 6-DVD SET captures material never before released from some of the show's greatest episodes during its nine-year (1965-'74) run on NBC TV, including guests from 20 episodes with 96 musical performances. The roster for this giddy trip back in time includes Jack Benny, George Burns, Jonathan Winters, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Tony Bennett, Orson Welles, Don Rickles, Gene Kelly, Dom DeLuise, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Diller, Don Adams, Rodney Dangerfield, Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Griffith, Paul Lynde, Woody Allen, Bob Newhart, Florence Henderson, Lou Jacobi, Nipsey Russell, Dinah Shore, Michael Landon, Peggy Lee, Jack Jones, Juliet Prowse, Joel Grey, Ethel Merman, Peter Sellers, Kay Medford, Andrews Sisters, Tim Conway, Kate Smith, Duke Ellington, Lainie Kazan, Frank Gorshin, Debbie Reynolds, Marty Feldman, Pat Cooper, Eddie Albert, Janet Leigh, David Janssen, Elke Sommer, Charles Nelson Reilly, Ralph Edwards, Don Rice, The Step Brothers, Roger Miller, Mr. Ballantine, John Barbour, Robert Mitchum, George Gobel, Shecky Greene, The Kids Next Door, Arthur Godfrey, Phil Silvers, Eddy Arnold, The Mills Brothers, Zero Mostel, Buddy Ebsen, Jeremy Vernon, the Sid and Marty Krofft Puppets, and The Dingalings. All that, and bonus features, too!
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Special Features

Exclusive interviews with Florence Henderson, Jonathan Winters, Gail Martin Downey (Dean's daughter), Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Norm Crosby, and Lee Hale; digitally restored and re-mastered; packaging includes extensive liner notes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • UPC: 610583421095
  • Source: Time Life Records
  • Presentation: Special Edition
  • Time: 14:35:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,891

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dean Martin Primary Artist
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. Cold Opening - Dean [:21]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:17]
3. Comedy Spot - Bob Hope [6:58]
4. "A Shine on Your Shoes" - Joel Crey [3:46]
5. "French Lesson," "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - Dean, Bob Hope, Juliet Prowse [4:33]
6. Goodnights - Dean [2:39]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:27]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:32]
3. "Alright, Okay, You Win" - Peggy Lee [2:16]
4. Talk - Dean & John Wayne [5:00]
5. "Don't Fence Me In" - Dean & John Wayne [1:29]
6. Dressing Room - Dean & Krofft Puppets [2:56]
7. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" - Jack Jones [2:38]
8. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Dean, Peggy Lee, Jack Jones [2:48]
9. Goodnights - Dean & John Wayne [2:04]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [:44]
2. "The Birds & the Bees - Dean|00:01:49|}
3. Monologue - Dean [1:56]
4. Early Radio Talk - Orson Welles [3:13]
5. Sound Effects - Dean & Orson Welles [5:44]
6. "Cheek to Cheek" - Dean & Juliet Prowse [3:48]
7. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [1:24]
8. "The Merchant of Venice" Reading - Orson Welles [4:58]
9. Talk - Dean & Jimmy Stewart [4:40]
10. "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" - Dean & Jimmy Stewart [2:20]
11. Barbershop Bit - Dean, Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles [3:42]
12. "Personality" - Dean, Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles [2:36]
13. Goodnights - Dean [2:24]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [:20]
2. Monologue - Dean [2:13]
3. All In The Cards Sketch - Dean & Dom DeLuise [4:13]
4. Ken Lane Spot - Dean, Don Rickles, Don Adams, Ken Lane [2:12]
5. Comedy Spot - Stu Gilliam [5:42]
6. "Riverboat" Medley: "Camptown Races," "Old Folks At Home," "Swanee," "Rockabye Your Baby," "Waitin' For The Robert E. Lee" - Michael Landon [3:45]
7. "Dixie" Medley: "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Hard Hearted Hannah" - Dean & Michael Landon [2:09]
8. Spelling Lesson - Dean & Dom DeLuise [3:22]
9. "Wonderful Television" Finale - Dean, Michael Landon, Dom DeLuise, Stu Giliam [4:21]
10. Goodnights - Dean [1:44]
11. Chapter 11 [:00]
Disc #2 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. "We Got Dean" - The Dingalings [1:06]
2. Kay Medford Sketch - Dean, Jack Benny, Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi [5:41]
3. Barbershop Sketch - Dean, Jack Benny, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell [5:16]
4. Dean's Tiger - Dean & Jack Benny [1:17]
5. Centerfold Sketch - Dean & Nipsey Russell [2:12]
6. Club Dingaling - Dean & Rodney Dangerfield [3:38]
7. "Jack's Girls" Medley: "Come On Down," "Mr. Wonderful," "Why Don't We Do This More Often?," "Silver Threads Among The Gold," "Anything You Can Do," "You" - Dean, Jack Benny, The Dingalings, Jack's Dingalings [5:59]
8. Goodnights - Dean [1:04]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:30]
2. "If You Knew Susie" - Dean [2:05]
3. Monologue - Dean [1:11]
4. Talk - Dean & George Burns [:39]
5. "Bye Bye Blackbird" - Dinah Shore [3:23]
6. Vacation People - Dean & Jonathan Winters [9:59]
8. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [:51]
7. Station Break Tease - Dean [:47]
9. "Vaudeville" Medley: "It Was A Very Good Year," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Shine On Harvest Moon," "The Yankee Doodle Boy," "Give My Regards To Broadway" - Dean, George Burns, Dinah Shore, Jonathan Winters [10:33]
10. Goodnights - Dean [2:32]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [:26]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:14]
3. "Wichita Lineman" - Sammy Davis Jr. [3:36]
4. Dancing Lessons Sketch - Dean & Paul Lynde [4:44]
5. Birds & Bees Sketch - Dean & Andy Griffith [5:23]
6. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane with Dick Martin [2:20]
7. Piano Bar Sketch: "Deep Purple" - Dean, Andy Griffith, Payl Lynde [2:51]
8. "Sam's Songs" Medley: "Birth of the Blues," "Sam's Song" - Dean & Sammy Davis Jr. [1:46]
9. "Here We Go Again" Finale - Dean, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Lynde, Andy Griffith [3:52]
10. Goodnights - Dean [1:41]
Disc #3 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. Cold Opening - Dean [2:04]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:14]
3. Sir Walter Raleigh - Bob Newhart [5:29]
4. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [2:17]
5. "Small Fry" - Dean & Bob Newhart [2:26]
6. "For Once In My Life" - Tony Bennett [3:45]
7. "Wonderful Television" Finale - Dean, Bob Newhart, Florence Henderson, Tony Bennett [3:13]
8. Goodnights - Dean [4:18]
1. "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" - Dean & The Dingalings [2:07]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:00]
3. Elephants Sketch - Dean & Peter Sellers [4:08]
4. Barbershop Sketch - Dean, Peter Sellers, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell [7:45]
5. Club Dingaling - Dean & Rodney Dangerfield [4:59]
6. Kay Medford Sketch - Dean, Peter Sellers, Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi [5:51]
7. Dean's Tiger - Dean & Peter Sellers [1:40]
8. Cat Burglar Sketch - Dean, Peter Sellers, Kathy Medford, Lou Jacobi, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell, The Dingalings [6:46]
9. Goodnights - Dean [1:18]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:52]
2. Monologue - Dean [:54]
3. "That's How Young I Feel" - Andrews Sisters [2:39]
4. Impressions - Frank Corshin [4:08]
5. Talk - Dean & Frank Corshin [:58]
6. Station Break Tease - Dean [:56]
7. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [:44]
8. King Anderson Sketch - Dean & Tim Conway [7:43]
9. "Ellington" Medley: "Caravan," "Satin Doll" - Duke Ellington [2:02]
10. "Swinging Down The Lane" Finale - Dean, Duke Ellington, Andrews Sisters, Lainie Kazan, Tim Conway, Frank Corshin [1:00]
11. Goodnights - Dean [2:10]
1. "Somebody Stole My Gal" - Dean [2:00]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:12]
3. Witness Sketch - Dean & Paul Lynde [3:25]
4. "Broadway" Medley: "When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam;," "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Me And My Shadow" - Debbie Reynolds & Dancers [3:33]
5. Ballet Dancer Sketch - Paul Lynde & Marty Feldman [4:59]
6. Closet Interruption - Dean & Pat Cooper [4:20]
7. Breakout Sketch - Dean & Paul Lynde [:14]
8. Courtroom Sketch - Dean, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde [5:30]
9. The Last Ride Sketch - Dean, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde [3:00]
10. The Restaurant Sketch - Dean & Marty Feldman [2:33]
11. Presidential Sketch - Dean & Paul Lynde [3:37]
12. Goodnights - Dean [1:23]
Disc #4 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. Opening Medley: "When You're Smiling," "I Want To Be Happy" - Dean, Gene Kelly, The Dingalings [2:31]
2. Running Mate Sketch - Dean, Gene Kelly, Dom DeLuise [2:00]
3. Dean's Tiger - Dean & Gene Kelly [1:12]
4. Club Dingaling - Dean & Rodney Dangerfield [4:15]
5. Inanimate Objects Sketch: "La Cumparsita," "Real Live Girl" - Dean & Gene Kelly [2:30]
6. "Singin' In The Rain" - Gene Kelly [1:48]
7. Kay Medford Sketch - Dean, Gene Kelly, Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi [5:33]
8. "Four Of A Kind" - The Dingalings [2:37]
9. Barbershop Sketch - Dean, Gene Kelly, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell [4:31]
10. Goodnights - Dean [1:30]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [2:09]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:18]
3. "Smarty" - Florence Henderson [3:48]
4. Comedy Spot - George Burns [6:34]
5. "Some Of These Days" - George Burns & Lisa Miller [5:18]
6. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [:57]
7. "Love and Marriage" Finale - Dean, George Burns, Florence Henderson, Eddie Albert [6:11]
8. Goodnights - Dean [2:51]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [2:23]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:04]
3. "Just A Little Lovin'" - Dean, Elke Sommer, David Janssen [2:40]
4. Comedy Spot - Ron Rice [6:26]
5. Farmer's Daughter Sketch - Dean, David Janssen, Elke Sommer, Charles Nelson Reilly [5:10]
6. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane with Ralph Edwards [2:01]
7. NBC Fan Letters Sketch - Dean & Charles Nelson Reilly [4:22]
8. Chess Lesson Sketch - Dean & David Janssen [4:10]
9. "Strip Polka" - Elka Sommer & Dancers [3:26]
10. "Here We Go Again" Finale - Dean, Elke Sommer, David Janssen, Charles Nelson Reilly [3:35]
11. Goodnights - Dean [1:39]
Disc #5 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:48]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:13]
3. Comedy Spot - Dean & Sid Caesar [7:29]
4. Station Break Tease - Dean & Sid Caesar [2:41]
5. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [:36]
6. "Holy Moly" - Dean & The Step Brothers [4:37]
7. Comedy Spot - Phyllis Diller [4:57]
8. "Applause, Applause" Medley: "Applause, Applause," "Strangers In The Night," "A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody" - Dean, Sid Caesar, Phyllis Diller, Singers [4:58]
9. Goodnights - Dean [4:25]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:49]
2. Monologue - Dean [:42]
3. "I've Still Got My Health" - Ethel Merman with Singers & Dancers [2:40]
4. Comedy Spot - Mr. Ballantine [6:58]
5. "Brahm's Hungarian Dance" - Dean & Dancers [1:06]
6. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [1:13]
7. "Cuddle Up" Medley: "Cuddle Up A Little Closer," "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey," "Give Me A Little Kiss, Will Yam Huh?" - Dean & Lainie Kazan [2:56]
8. Comedy Spot - John Barbour [7:03]
9. "Dang Me" - Dean & Roger Miller [2:27]
10. "Husbands And Wives" - Roger Miller [2:19]
11. Goodnights - Dean [1:56]
1. Cold Opening - Dean & Jimmy Stewart [1:54]
2. Monologue - Dean [:46]
3. Comedy Spot - George Gobel [8:17]
4. "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" - Dean & George Gobel [4:27]
5. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane with Robert Mitchum [2:08]
6. Music Room Sketch - Dean & Jimmy Stewart [3:19]
7. Comedy Spot - Shecky Greene [5:33]
8. "Western" Finale: "El Rancho Grande" - Dean, Jimmy Stewart, George Gobel, Shecky Greene, The Kids Next Door [5:44]
9. "Look For The Silver Lining" - Dean [1:42]
10. "Everybody Loves Somebody" - Dean [2:46]
11. Goodnights - Dean [:12]
Disc #6 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:51]
2. Monologue - Dean [:35]
3. "Anything Goes" - Dean's Girls [3:37]
4. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane with Arthur Godfrey [1:08]
5. Comedy Spot - Woody Allen [12:18]
6. "Anyone Can Move A Mountain" - Kate Smith [2:40]
7. "At The Moving Picture Ball" - Kate Smith with Singers & Dancers [3:17]
8. "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" - Dean & Kate Smith [3:35]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [1:59]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:14]
3. "Big Spender" - Janet Leigh & Dancers [2:35]
4. "Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey" - Dean & Janet Leigh [3:14]
5. Comedy Spot - Jeremy Vernon [6:05]
6. "Paper Doll" - Dean & The Mills Brothers [6:20]
7. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [1:18]
8. "Turn The World Around" - Eddy Arnold [4:16]
9. "Two Entertaining Boys" Medley: "That Old Gang Of Mine," "Sweet Adeline," "My Buddy," "Auld Lang Syne" - Dean & Phil Silvers [9:14]
10. Goodnights - Dean [1:55]
1. Cold Opening - Dean [2:32]
2. Monologue - Dean [1:17]
3. "Live For Life" - Lena Horne [3:16]
4. "The Two Of Us" - Dean & Lena Horne [3:27]
5. "A Couple Of Swells" - Dean & Zero Mostel [2:41]
6. Ken Lane Spot - Dean & Ken Lane [1:53]
7. Comedy Spot - Shecky Greene [3:34]
8. "Ballin' The Jack" - Buddy Ebsen & Dancers [3:04]
9. "Mr. Gallagher And Mr, Shean" - Dean & Buddy Ebsen [2:30]
10. "If I Was A Millionaire" - Dean & Little Girls [2:29]
11. "Sign Of The Times" Finale- Dean, Lena Horne, Zero Mostel, Buddy Ebsen, Shecky Greene [4:49]
12. Goodnights - Dean [1:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
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   Episodes
      Episode 0021: Original Air Date: February 3, 1966
      Episode 0002: Original Air Date: September 23, 1965
      Episode 0803: Original Air Date: September 14, 1967
      Episode 427: Original Air Date: April 3, 1969
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
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            Angie Dickinson
            Gail Martin Downey
            Florence Henderson
            Jonathan Winters
Disc #2 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
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   Episodes
      Episode 811: Original Air Date: November 23, 1972
      Episode 0701: Original Air Date: October 13, 1966
      Episode 516: Original Air Date: January 15, 1970
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
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      Norm Crosby
      Phyllis Diller
      Lee Hale (Dean Martin Show Music Director)
      Jonathan Winters
Disc #3 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
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   Episodes
      Episode 0828: Original Air Date: March 21, 1968
      Episode 816: Original Air Date: April 5, 1973
      Episode 0705: Original Air Date: September 29, 1966
      Episode 620: Original Air Date: February 11, 1971
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
         Play All
      Gail Martin Downey
      Florence Henderson
      Lainie Kazan
Disc #4 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
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   Episodes
      Episode 0808: Original Air Date: September 14, 1972
      Episode 0818: Original Air Date: January 18, 1968
      Episode 502: Original Air Date: September 25, 1969
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
      Play All
         Angie Dickinson
         Lee Hale (Dean Martin Show Music Director)
         Carol Lawrence
Disc #5 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
   Play All
   Episodes
      Episode 0709: Original Air Date: November 10, 1966
      Episode 0822: Original Air Date: February 15, 1968
      Episode 0829: Original Air Date: April 4, 1968
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
         Play All
            Phyllis Diller
            Susie Ewing (An Original Golddigger)
            Lainie Kazan
Disc #6 -- Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show
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   Episodes
      Episode 0812: Original Air Date: November 23, 1967
      Episode 0804: Original Air Date: October 5th, 1967
      Episode 403: Original Air Date: September 19, 1968
   Bonus Features
      Interviews
         Play All
            Norm Crosby
            Susie Ewing (An Original Golddigger)
            Carol Lawrence
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