Back in the ’70s and early ’80s, people didn’t have to wait all year for a disappointing celebrity roast. They popped up every few weeks with Dean Martin as the host of these all-star festivities. Major stars found themselves being lovingly mocked by other major stars, politicians and Olympians. Now all 54 of these specials have been boxed up into The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. For those of you who didn’t grew up glued to these might want to have a glimpse at the mayhem that happened at the dais inside the old MGM Grand. Here are several clips featured in the boxset.
Dean had a fine time poking future President Ronald Reagan.
Rich Little breaks down the ticks of Johnny Carson.
Rich Little teaches Jimmy Stewart how to impersonate Jimmy Stewart.
Dick Martin and Dan Rowan tease the dangerous Don Rickles.
Here’s Ruth Buzzi attacking Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams).
Buzzi would go on to face Muhammad Ali
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