Skip to comments.Don Rickles on Dean Martin Roasts Reagan
Posted on 06/06/2008 8:31:36 AM PDT by Reaganesque
A little entertainment for a Friday:
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I remember watching these roasts and just crying with laughter and when I watched this just now, I did it all over again. Hope you enjoyed it as well!
Note to Comedy Central: You're roasts are abominations in comparison. Stop. Now.
I loved those roasts.
Thanks for the link. I have not laugh like that for sometime. Its still funny after all these years.
There are a whole bunch of these on YouTube - all worth watching. The overall intelligence/class/cultural level of America was so much higher back then. It’s amazing how far we’ve fallen in such a short time.
I have a number of these roasts I’ve downloaded and converted to mp4 files. I play them on the PC and my Palm. Great stuff!
Weird, wild, wacky stuff. Thanks for posting.
I scooped up a bunch of those Dean Martin roast tapes for $1 each (unopened) at a bookstore a couple of years ago. 2 guests per tape.
They appear to have taped several a night (for later broadcast) and much of the panel each got their own turn.
I watched the Sinatra one and part of the Jack Benny roast.
They were from the mid-70s and Reagan was being ribbed about no longer being governor.
Yes these are great.
And I’ve heard tapes of the Friar roasts going back to the 1950s (maybe even 1940s).
Viacommie’s thing on Comedy Central stinks in comparison (and those Friar’s roasts made a POINT to use every profane term, even people like Maurice Chevalier and Art Linkletter let ‘em fly). But the off color roasts weren’t the thing of prime-time tv. They weren’t commercially sponsored.
Rickles roasting Sammy Davis, Jr. is hysterical and it could not be done today. We are worse as a society for it.