Watch Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing The Beatle's "Help" on the 1965 episode of Hullabaloo

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Is this a deepfake?

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The older I got, the less of a Jerry Lewis fan I became, culminating with a rock bottom onstage appearance while I was in college.

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Every time I get depressed at the overwhelming ironic detatchment of post-modernism, I can always watch a clip like this to remind me how much more unbearable earnestness was.

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I can only imagine what John Lennon did to his television when he saw this.

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Well then, maybe that’ll teach you to stay off the stage!

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Well I hope you never had to perform with your dad as this seems to show a desperation and sadness in all the performers eyes.

Also, whats with Jerry’s jaw swivel?

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I did not realize Barry McGuire was still alive.

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It’s when you’re confronted with the stark contrast of the lovable goofs Lewis portrays in his comedies and narrow-minded, petty, hollow shell that he is.

Here, with Brother Theodore, he can’t even hold his own. He has to resort to fake/not-fake bullying and cheap shots:

That’s how he sang. Either an affectation or some method to enunciate syllables, but he did it all the time.

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Paul Revere and the Raiders are singing Oo Poo Pah Doo.

Watch Jerry Lewis and his son Gary sing The Beatle’s “Help” on the 1965 episode of Hullabaloo

No.

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My brain kinda jumped read that as Jerry Lee Lewis first.

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Ah, a simpler time, when such was considered entertainment.

:smiley:

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got 4 seconds in… nope

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Kind of makes you think “The Nutty Professor” was half Jerry actually acting as the professor and half him just being himself as buddy love.

No wonder Dean left him.

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Wow, that was bad. I know it was common for pop singers to cover the hit records of the day, but that cover made me wince. The Beatles were so good. Gary and Jerry? Pass.

I wonder how many dancers got concussions from having to do the “hulabaloo” dance while on camera

I watched “Hullablloo” as a teenager but never realized how terribly bad those dancers were. I remember Joanie Summers as a modestly-talented singer Dick Clark was always trying to promote for some reason.