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  1. Glenda.
    November 29, 2015 @ 7:29 am

    They were the best of the best!! It would be nice to hear some good jokes that are not laced with
    “Cussing and swearing!”

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  2. Eva Marie Sinnott
    November 27, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

    I have loved Dean Martin since I was 5 year and my Dad and10 year old brother idolized him. We are Sicilian and Dean Martin (real name Dino Crocetti) made him one of the Italian community. He and Jerry Lewis were an above par comedy duo, also making movies that people flocked to. I still have all Dean’s albums, 45’s and now CD’s. Dean made himself out to be a drunk but it was later revealed it was apple juice in that glass. My brother met him once and said he was a gentle, kind man. Later on, my brother formed a music group and their key song was Everybody Loves Somebody sometime; he played the drums and was lead singer who looked and sang just like Dino.

    I first saw Foster Brooks on the Ed Sullivan Show and even as a child I would laugh the whole time he was pretending to be drunk. I later discovered he was from my hometime Buffalo, NY. That made him even more special. Most of you weren’t around then so you missed his brillance. Dean will always be remembered by my heart and family as a sincere, loving, warm, kind man. RIP – Dino and Foster. You are missed.

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  3. Pat English
    November 16, 2015 @ 2:11 pm

    Alcoholism is not as funny as it used to be! It’s horrible!

    Friend of Bill W.

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    • Chopper
      November 30, 2015 @ 3:36 pm

      Alcoholism was never funny! The portrail of a drunk is funny!

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    • Mike
      December 22, 2015 @ 9:46 am

      OH… Lighten up… GEEZ… theres always one in the crowd

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  4. LYNDA HERZOG
    October 30, 2015 @ 2:50 am

    FOSTER WAS GREAT ON STAGE BUT RESENTED THE FACT THAT HE WAS 56 YRS OF AGE WHEN DISCOVERED & GOT A BREAK ON HIS DRUNK ACT. HE SAID IT WAS VERY EASY TO DO AS HE WAS ONCE A DRUNK SO THIS JOB WAS JUST REMEMBERING HOW
    HE ACTED BACK WHEN HE WAS A HEAVY DRINKER. ONCE HE MADE IT ON TV AND LAS VEGAS SHOWROOMS HE NEVER DRANK A DROP BUT COULD SIT AND QUOTE POETRY FOR HOURS. I LIKED HIM A LOT, FOUND HIS HAIR VERY INTERESTING, LIKED THE FACT HE DIDN’T “RUN AROUND OR CHEAT” ON HIS WIFE BUT I DISLIKED THE MILITARY DICAPHINE HE ENFORCED ON HIS CHILDREN MAKING THEM STAND AT ATTENTION VERY OFTEN FOR LENGTHY TIMES AS PUNISHMENT.LORD ONLY KNOWS HOW HE TREATED HIS FAMILY BACK WHEN HE DID DRINK… I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE AS I KNEW HIM. AS SOON AS HE MET A NEW PERSON HE BEGAN HIS POETRY WITH “CASEY AT THE BAT” & NEVER MISSED A WORD OF IT..FOSTER WAS ORIGINALLY FROM NEW YORK CITY..

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  5. Handynummer Orten
    August 31, 2015 @ 2:01 am

    As his “Lovable Lush” character, Brooks usually portrayed a conventioneer who had had a few too many drinks — not falling-down drunk, but inebriated enough that he would mix up his words and burp to comedic delight. However, during his period of greatest fame, Brooks rarely drank.

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  6. Franklin Shelton
    August 3, 2015 @ 12:43 am

    Mike, yes I agree with your assessment. However, I did see Foster Brooks and Dean when they both were playing the part of a drunk. I lost it when Foster Brooks, when asked his occupation in this skit, stated he was an airplane pilot who was highly intoxicated. These guys are good. This particular skit was good, clean fun. Moreover, I don’t recall seeing/hearing any “foul” language that would be used by comedians today.
    Thanks for your reply.

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    • Frank Adamo
      February 6, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

      It was difficult for Dean to keep a straight face with Foster Brooks, but Foster was so good in the airline pilot skit that Dean simply lost it for a few moments :).

      Yes, all CLEAN fun.

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  7. Mike Smith
    August 2, 2015 @ 11:20 pm

    My favorite drunk Foster Brooks

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  8. Franklin C. Shelton, Sr.
    August 2, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

    These two compliment each other. Both are very good. Foster Brooks plays a good drunk. However, I would not have him performing brain surgery on me or any of my family members. Dean Martin was not only a great singer, he was a fantastic comedian.

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  9. Love
    August 2, 2015 @ 2:49 pm

    Lol. Is he drunk for real? He sure seem like it

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    • Karen K.
      August 4, 2015 @ 12:02 am

      No, he was role playing. He does a good job doesn’t he? I have always loved watching Foster Brooks play a drunk man. He is hilarious. There is only one other “drunk” that I like to see and that is the guy that plays Otis Campbell from the Andy Griffith show.

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      • Frank Adamo
        February 6, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

        He’s such an adorable drunk :).

        Apparently he had a drinking problem years before. He was offered a $10 bet if he could stop drinking. He needed the $10 at the time and so he quit.

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        • Lee Hixon
          May 17, 2019 @ 8:41 am

          Another skit is hilarious as he plays an airline pilot. Funny times.

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    • wally whiteside
      January 20, 2016 @ 8:04 pm

      You must be very young.

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  10. tom reed
    August 1, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

    This is one of my favorite comedians. It is still very funny after all these years. Thanks for posting!

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