| Dean Martin
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Dean Martin was an American singer and actor.
When Homer said that in showbiz, what goes up, must go down, Dean Martin was one of the names Bart and Lisa mentioned that flawed this, along with Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones.
In Heaven Homer told him off for wasting his talent. Martin was surprised as he made 68 albums.
When Bart and Homer were talking about Dean Martin, Bart stated that Wikipedia said that Martin was passionate about rehearsal. Homer replied that they would change Wikipedia when they got home.
Krusty thinks Dean Martin is the world's greatest straight man.
Behind the Laughter
- Marge sang one of Dean's hit, "Hey Brother, Pour the Wine", in "There's No Disgrace Like Home". Homer sang another of his songs, "That's Amore", in "Them, Robot".
- The reunion of Krusty and Sideshow Mel in "Krusty Gets Kancelled" is a reference to the 1976 on-air reunion between Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin on the former's annual telethon.
- In real life, Dean made 32 studio albums. The remark about "wasting his talent" refers to his laid back approach to work and life.
- Dean's recording of "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" is heard at the start of "The Blue and the Gray".
- Gino Crocetti, from the comic story Krusty's 11 is a parody of Dean Martin in many ways:
- He is the star of Deuces Wilds, a parody of "Rat Pack" caper Ocean's 11.
- Martin's birth name was Dino Paul Crocetti.
- Martin was a singer as well as actor and was known to be a womanizer and drunk, as is Crocetti.
- Martin commonly said "pally" on stage and on screen. "Clyde" was also a "Rat Pack" word, which Sinatra defined as "a catch-all noun".
- When Crocetti quit, his female acquaintance wheels out a trolley of alcohol. When on stage together, Sinatra and Martin would often have a similar trolley, and would drink and mess around while the other sang.