DANCE PARTY VIDEO #5–DEAN MARTIN AND LEE J. COBB?

I’m quite certain this is the only time you will ever see Lee J. Cobb aka Johnny Friendly aka Willy Loman dance. It’s a misbegotten routine from a Dean Martin show that somebody in some writers room thought was a good idea. It features Dino, Cobb, Buddy Ebsen (the only actual dancer among them) Jackie Vernon and Charles Nelson Reilly in a line-dance from hell, with Dino painfully stuck with the ‘square who can’t quite get with it’ role. As is often the case with bad routines from old variety shows, the more painful it gets the more enjoyable it becomes. Things come to a crashing climax with the appearance of half a dozen chorus girls…sort of. Better seen than explained…

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