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  • Taped in Las Vegas, the problem with most episodes of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast is that they are more an NBC showcase than anything else

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      Taped in Las Vegas, the problem with most episodes of The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast is that they are more an NBC showcase than anything else. Initially, there were some really good ones that are what a roast should be, a person being teased by friends and co-workers. As the process evolved, however, it became more of a situation where people

      on NBC shows or comics of the day were on the roasting panel when they didn’t even know the roastie, which in this case is Dennis Weaver. They did at least have a few people who did have a connection to him.

      The ‘man of the hour’ was Dennis Weaver, and here are a few thoughts on the good and the bad of this hour:

      –Rich Little did a very good impersonation of Weaver that was a hoot.,

      –Milburn Stone was a hoot and a highlight. He, of course, worked with Dennis on Gunsmoke, so his jokes were right on

      –Ruth Buzzi and Nipsey Russell are examples of the NBC element. Neither of them have anything to do with Weaver, nor does the humor for the most ...


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      part. It’s a waste of time for me

      –Peter Graves was a bit of a disappointment. His tie-in to Weaver is being the brother of Gunsmoke star, James Arness, and yet that wasn’t used at all. I liked seeing Graves, but it was really a waste

      –Too many pointless speeches which prove my point about the show turning into a comedy routine

      and giving more importance to that than the honoree. Examples here include Foster Brooks and Georgia Engel.

      –Dennis’ turn at the podium was very well done. He had some good zingers.

      So, while it is funny to an extent, this pet peeve about relevance is proven by this episode of the Dean Martin roast. Still, it beats most of what is on television today.




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