Highlights include: opening remarks by Martin: Jimmie Walker making fun of Thomas's charitable work; Charo making remarks about Thomas; Red Buttons jokingly comparing Thomas to famous historical figures; Harvey Korman joking about his long friendship with Thomas; Charlie Callas appearing as "Dr. Charlton Callas," an incompetent doctor; Gene Kelly humorously recounting making films with Thomas form MGM; a surprise appearance by Ruth Buzzi as her character "Gladys Ormphsby"; Nipsey Russell poking fun at Thomas's religious predilections; Dena Dietrich joking about co-starring on "The Practice" with Thomas; Howard Cosell joking about Thomas and his daughter, Marlo Thomas; Jan Murray performing a mock-Biblical reading about Thomas's life; Don Knotts making jokes about Thomas's spirituality; Orson Welles making an elaborate joke about Thomas's large nose; Lucille Ball and Thomas arguing about her guest appearance on an episode of "The Practice"; Milton Berle humorously suggesting that ...
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Interestingly, although most famous for his series "Make Room for Daddy" (aka "The Danny Thomas Show"), there is no mention of it on the roast, only Thomas's latest sitcom, "The Practice." See more