Well everybody, here's another list of my favorite moments from "The Dean Martin Variety Show" and this will be the sketches on the Volume 1 DVD. So lets start the list here are...
"MY TOP TEN FAVORITE DVD MOMENTS FROM THE DEAN MARTIN VARIETY SHOW VOL.1".
DEAN MARTIN ON THE PIANO WITH KEN AND THE MYSTERY DOOR
This was the first time I saw the skit where Dean sits on the piano while Ken is playing it, telling jokes, sings a parody tune and opens the mystery closet to find a couple making out and shutting the blinds on him. Whys it low, the part where he sings on the couch was cut out and for me that's the beautiful part of the skit. Anyway, it's still a good skit just wish they had the whole thing.
I love Lucy, I honestly do, she's one of the best comedic actresses of all time and here this proves it. As Dean is giving a funny monologue about his trip to Hawaii, an old women off screen is laughing and crackling very hard. Dean stops the monologue, decides to put the women on stage and we find out that it's Lucille Ball sitting in the audience as this crackling women. She goes on the stage with a very wacky personality and she talks about some of the craziest things such as her relationship with a man, her town but she also keeps confusing Deans name, has a flower that she uses to change her look and there's a hint that her character has had maybe to many martinis.
WOODY ALLEN'S STAND UP
I love Woody Allen, he's a great actor, stand up comedian and director and this monologue on the show is one of his funniest! His monologue is about a crazy experience about thinking about doing a commercial for Vodka. It has great timing, fun humor, clever twists and the end of his story when he meets a girl has me laughing every time. He's just a great comedian and this skit really shows his talent. By the way, this is also the only skit on the DVD without Dean, all the focus is on Woody Allen and for a few minutes I thought this was a show hosted by Woody Allen until I saw the next skit reminding me that this is Dean's show.
DEAN AND ELLA FITZGERALD
Ella Fitzgerald, another "wonderful" and "marvelous performer" and seeing her sing with Dean is very sweet and swinging. Dean plays Mr.cool with his charm while Ella sings her heart out while joining in on the fun. The songs in the Medley are very catchy, fun to sing along too and they are swingin'. The highlight for Fitzgerald is when she sings "How Long Has This Been Going On" because she sings it so beautifully that it's one of the many beautiful and haunting voices that I ever heard.
ROWAN & MARTIN, BILL COSBY AND DEAN "I LOST YOU AT THE BAKERY"
The skit is about four detectives who are on a mission but keep forgetting their mission. Rowan & Martin are really funny, Bill Cosby is hilarious with his mustache joke and Dean is just charmingly funny. The skit is full of great quotable dialogue such as "I have the Yo-Yo who has the string", "Pornographic...I mean photographic" and "I lost you at the Bakery" which I'll be referencing that line whenever I find a plot confusing in a film. I also love their fourth wall jokes, improv dialogue and how they all break out in laughter when something is wrong or if the line is just to damn funny. By the way their mission, well "I lost them at the Bakery".