The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Joe Garagiola TV Show  » TV  »
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  • I enjoyed Mickey Mantle, who was surprisingly funny

    • by Orrymain

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      The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast celebrated one time baseball catcher Joe Garagiola as the Man of the Hour. Joe was a colorful player who really did make a name for himself in the entertainment business. He did a lot of game shows and variety appearances. He had a wonderful love of humor and good take it on the chin and dole it out.

      I liked watching him, and I knew this would be a good episode.

      Orson Welles did one of his best routines on this roast. He was a regular roaster, but he was rarely as fun to hear as he was on this roast. Like Wells, Gabe Kaplan did one of his better routines, insulting Joe as a nobody being honored.

      I enjoyed Mickey Mantle, who ...

      • was surprisingly funny. Yogi Berra was there, too, as was the outrageous and innovative Charlie Finley. Wearing his kelly green Oakland A’s jacket, Finley told a joke or two about potentially hiring Durocher. It was a hoot. As a devoted A’s fan of that era, I have both respect and frustration where Finley is concerned.

        Maury Wills was great. He told a

        joke about his temperature when he had a cold the week before being higher than Joe’s batting average. That was a good one. Also representing baseball were Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Henry Aaron.

        Overall, this program was really good. It was an entertaining hour of programming with lots of laughs and an appropriate dais. In truth, this was one of the better roasts.

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