Dean Martin (1917-1995) was an American singer, actor and comedian. He was well-known as a member of the "Rat Pack," his variety show The Dean Martin Show and his celebrity roasts.
- In episode 221 of The Muppet Show, Bob Hope comments that the Japanese Pole Vaulters go over more bars than Dean Martin's elbow.
- The animated Sesame Street song, "Museum Boogie," features a rat-like Martin along with fellow "Rat Pack" members Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.
- In the Bear in the Big Blue House episode, "What's in the Mail, Today?," Bear and Tutter recite Dean's variety show catchphrase ("Keep those cards and letters coming in!").