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The Late Movies: TV Batman Window Cameos

Jerry Lewis was the first guest star to pay Batman and Robin a quick visit. Sammy Davis Jr. was holding dance rehearsal when the crime fighters scaled his wall. I guess no one told Batman that Edward G. Robinson used to be a pretty big villain himself. The late Dick Clark. It was a crime fighter showdown when Batman [...]

The Treniers

(YouTube link) The song is “Rockin’ Is Our Business” by The Treniers on The Colgate Comedy Hour, hosted by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. This was aired in May of 1954, and is considered to be the earliest rock ‘n’ roll performance on national television. A good time was had by all. Find out more about [...]

Weird, Wonderful and Terrible Movies You’ll Never See

If you’re a regular mental_floss reader, you might remember Eddie’s article about The Day The Clown Cried, the lost Jerry Lewis film. If you just love hearing about movies that you’ll never get to see, check out this great article on io9 featuring a massive list of 24 lost films. Anything on there you really [...]

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Man at a 2001 press conference: “When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?” Jerry Lewis: “None of your G*****n business!” In 1971, while appearing at the Olympia Theater, Jerry Lewis was approached by “producer” Nat Wachsberger, who told Lewis of his idea for a film called The Day the Clown Cried. Here’s a [...]

11 Facts You May Not Know About Jerry Lewis

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. This Labor Day, September 5th, the annual Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will be aired. But unlike every previous telethon for M.D. since 1966 (that’s the past 45 years!) one important ingredient will be missing this year. Jerry Lewis!!! What, no [...]

Cheerleading and Some Famous Cheerleaders

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. Here’s your question for the day: In what activity were men once 100% in control, but now women are in almost totally in control? Did you say, “cheerleading?” Well, you’d be correct if you did. One hundred years ago, [...]

Talk Show Troubles, 1963

The Late Night Wars have given us plenty to read about, but this sort of thing has been going on for decades. You probably don’t know the story of the biggest network talk show bomb ever, The Jerry Lewis Show. It only lasted for thirteen episodes and would have been cut sooner if the network [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Eddie Murphy

Funnyman Eddie Murphy has been on the national stage for nearly 30 years now, so it’s understandable that audiences think they know the comedian and actor inside and out. Here are five things you might not know about the man who brought Axel Foley to life: 1. He Knew What He Wanted to Be When [...]

Bottom 10 Records: The Worst Albums Ever Recorded

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader Tired of Top 10 lists? Well, here’s the cure: Bottom 10 Records, from the good folks at Bathroom Reader Institute. Behold, the official BRI countdown – and they do mean down. These don’t sink any lower, folks … These records are so bad, they’re [...]