When Legends Gather #145

Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis


swac said...

I've often wondered how these two got along off-camera. I was never sure if Benny was a fan (Dean and Jerry occasionally made unbilled cameos on his show, and vice versa) or if he was just capitalizing on their enormous fame at the time.

I'm willing to bet it was some sort of mutual admiration...Lewis's persona seemed to be borne out of the exaggeration of classic radio comedy characters, but with an added sense of anarchy.

Tommy O'C said...

I'm sure Benny had occasion to tell Lewis, "I crap bigger than you." God knows, Dino told him, "You're nothing but a dollar sign to me."