Dick Contino on Chicago TV

Watch out ladies, Dick Contino, the “world’s most handsome accordion player,” is on the prowl. Contino performed in Chicago last night and the local CBS affiliate did a segment on him titled “Accordion-Playing Hunk Pushes The Right Buttons”. Seriously. Watch the accompanying video and listen to Dick talk about being an original “American Idol” and how Colonel Tom Parker used his moves to coach Elvis.

In related Dick Contino news, Anna and I recently received a VHS copy of his movie, “Daddy-O”, as a wedding gift. That’s right — the same film that was once featured, and mocked mercilessly, on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Needless to say, as soon as we can manage to sit through the whole thing, we’ll post our review here.


  1. Oh, I’ve seen that before. :) It’s one of the better MST3K episodes. From the MST3K Amazing Colossal Episode Guide:

    Crazy mixed-up middle-aged teenagers Daddy-O (Dick Contino) and Sandra Giles risk their lives drag-racign for a pizza. Meanwhile Sonny, a pail of Dick Contino’s, is run off the road by local heavy (Bruce VeSota). Daddy-O, suspected of the cras, has his license revoked for a year. The police let him investigate the murder, but also offer to help if Dick needs it. Dick penetrated Bruno’s gang, sings a couple of songs, and saves the day.

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