The Jerry Lewis Show (1984)

Hey laaaaaaaaady…did you know that Jerry Lewis had a late night talk show? In 1984, he produced a syndicated, old-time-showbizzy type thing (his sidekick was Charlie Callas; guests were people like Mel Torme and Frank Sinatra) to compete with Johnny Carson. It didn’t catch on. At all. The show was cancelled after five weeks. I like Jerry Lewis, but a little goes a long way. (And Carson already had the same audience that would like this kind of thing.) IMDB doesn’t even list this on Lewis’s CV.

Brian Boone

From the middle of nowhere in the Pacific Northwest, I contribute to the Retroist, write for trivia publications, and blog about music in a humorous fashion. I feel about "Back to the Future" the way you feel about "Star Wars." Also, I'm married and have a child (sorry ladies, orphans).

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2 thoughts on “The Jerry Lewis Show (1984)

  1. Thanks to Night Court, Mel Torme really got a boost in his career, eh? Though with this information about the Jerry Lewis show…maybe it didn’t help that much. Ha, ha.

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