Friday, October 30, 2020

YouTube Spotlight: This one's a real gas, man!

Let me tell you cats something, man, this video was not in the Poor Devil playlist when it first went up this week, but it should have been, and it's there now! From Saturday Night Live November 19, 1983, guest host Jerry Lewis gets bypass surgery less than a year after his real-life heart attack:

This is the opening sketch of the episode, and the cast seems to be having a good time. LEWIS sure is. Did he really get some anesthesia?  He's almost too loose, and the quality of the sketch doesn't necessarily merit the reactions on stage, but so what? Jerry is a veteran of live television and "breaking up" during the hijinks, so why not go with it and try to make it a happening?

You may be familiar with Joe Piscopo's Frank Sinatra, but his Dean Martin is much less known! And as for Eddie Murphy, he's magnetic as always, but you can tell the audience is gonna love him even if he starts lapsing into Michael Jackson instead of Sammy Davis Jr.

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