Entertainment Labor Day Memories: The MDA Telethon

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  1. Divorce Chicken

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    Who didn't watch this train wreck as children? Remember getting up a 7 a.m. on Labor Day and seeing a cranky, sweaty, Jerry Lewis berating some unsuspecting stage hand?

     
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    Just shows how starved for entertainment we were. We actually made plans because we knew TV was going to do something it only did once a year. Stay on all night.
     
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    I've never watched this before. I only know of it from Howard tearing it apart after the fact. I loved that.
     
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    Exactly. No test-pattern at 4 a.m. for a few days a year.
     
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    The best was when he got bloated from steroids.
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    That was a shit show, but I too spent many hours watching, waiting for Jerry to pass out from exhaustion, watching the tote board updates, crippled kid poster child making Jerry breakdown (constantly), the annual big gift from the Southland Corporation (7-11) the crummy D-list acts, Joey Heatherton, Steve and Edie, Rich Little...

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    That is what you do when you have three TV channels and no internet.
     
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    He got awfully mean to the staff.
     
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    The best were his last year's when he walked around all pissed off and confused the whole time
     
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    Weird seeing only one area code for all those Chicago area numbers.
     
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    I never really "got" Jerry Lewis. When I would see his movies on TV as a kid all I could think of was my mother saying how it's not polite to make fun of retarded people. Jerry Lewis' whole schitck was that he was supposed to be retarded, right?

    And the telethon...please, someone, why would anyone watch a fucking telethon on Labor Day? You should be at a picnic or bar-b-q for Christ's sake!!

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    I used to pledge a ridiculous amount in a friends name...gave them his name, address and phone number every year for years to bust his ass. Then other friends started doing it as well. True story.
     
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    I am proud to say that for as many times I have watched that fucking telethon I gave not a single fucking dime.....:jj:
     
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    I loved when Jerry got cranked.

    "That couldn't have been Larry King. He would've called me on my PRIVATE line."
     
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    Meanwhile, at the MDMA Telethon...

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    Never watched.

    Who was the midget Howard used to have on who Jerry beat up at the telethon?
     
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    Brings back horrible memories of grade school when I was a kid of the 70's and 80's. The next day was always the start of school.

    :artiejj:
     
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    That happened to a friend of mine with a back problem.
     
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    He was an asshole to everybody. He only did it for himself to stay relevant. He never looked happy especially when a company giving a big check had to come on stage and be recognized. When a real big celeb was there he kissed major ass. I will admit my family was sucked into this shit because of my sister in law had MD. They never helped her with anything and she was extremely poor. They even collected money for MD and gave it to Jerry's foundation.
     
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