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  • Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

    I saw a little of this last night, then it was pre-empted for a number of hours, and it's been back on since this morning again. They keep cutting back and forth between Jerry Lewis in Vegas and the local news crew hosting local MDA telethon efforts.

    I have to say I'm really impressed with Jerry. He looks great again and the entertainment is a lot of fun. I love that kind of old school big band type of entertainment variety show.

    As I type this, they're up to a little over $38 million. Last year's total was about $61 million. I hope for the kids' sake they're able to top last year!

    http://www.mdausa.org/telethon/

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    We've been watching it on and off here. Both my dad and brother have muscular dystrophy, watching the telethon has been a normal thing here in our house.
    "I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx

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      Off and on since last night. Jerry looks really well!

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        I haven't watched any of this years, but growing up it was always a regular thing we did on Labor Day weekend if we were home.
        *When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

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          It always kills me at the end when he sings: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high......."

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            Yeah, I've seen him sing that song at least 25 times and it still gets to me.

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              Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

              The telethon is required viewing. I am watching as we speak. Jerry looks great. He does not look 81 at all. He looks fantastic.
              Originally posted by aashee
              We are 100% grade A Disney Dorks.

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                Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                I usually catch a little bit of it.

                Sometimes the awkward moments are tricky. Here in Phx, the local channel 3 guy was totally leaning on this child's wheel chair, and I wondered why no one told him about etiquette, and how that wheel chair is an extension of the individual, etc. It was weird, and this teen was totally rolling his eyes, which was funny.



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                  Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                  I don't even think they aired it here.

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                    Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                    Originally posted by aimster View Post
                    I don't even think they aired it here.


                    Really? I thought it was national.

                    I have to agree, Jerry looks AMAZING! I thought you guys were being too generous, and just saying he looked good, but wow, he looks really healthy, that is awesome.

                    (on a side note, I like when he yells at the production team, right now he is showing the credits of all the crew, and he is screaming for them to slow the credits, which didn't happen)



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                      Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                      HE DID IT! I'm really happy to say Jerry got his "One Dollar More" for his kids (this time before the final tote)!
                      Originally posted by aashee
                      We are 100% grade A Disney Dorks.

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                        Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                        Originally posted by Max Fischer View Post
                        Really? I thought it was national.

                        I have to agree, Jerry looks AMAZING! I thought you guys were being too generous, and just saying he looked good, but wow, he looks really healthy, that is awesome.

                        (on a side note, I like when he yells at the production team, right now he is showing the credits of all the crew, and he is screaming for them to slow the credits, which didn't happen)
                        Our local "Love Network Affiliate" flubbed that moment and went to a local segment. We didn't see the credits when he showed them.
                        Originally posted by aashee
                        We are 100% grade A Disney Dorks.

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                          Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                          Originally posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
                          It always kills me at the end when he sings: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high......."
                          Just for the record, the song is "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Rogers and Hmmerstein, from "Carousel". Wonderful song. Yes, I like show tunes. Sang it in my church choir once.

                          On topic: I tune in and out, and Jerry does look good.

                          I do hope that some of the younger MCers realize what a great and varied career he's had beyond the telethon.

                          One of the great comics and comic actors, ever.

                          -- Barry
                          God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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                            Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                            Originally posted by Radiobarry View Post
                            Just for the record, the song is "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Rogers and Hmmerstein, from "Carousel". Wonderful song.

                            -- Barry
                            I know what the song is, Barry! :lol:I was quoting some of the lyrics!!! It's a beautiful song, always gets to be at the end!!!!

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                              Re: Anyone watching the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon?

                              Originally posted by I Heart Disneyland View Post
                              I know what the song is, Barry! :lol:I was quoting some of the lyrics!!! It's a beautiful song, always gets to be at the end!!!!
                              Sorry Janine, I didn't mean to seem like a "know-it-all" type.

                              Plus, it might have helped out some folks that didn't know.

                              I love Rogers and Hammerstein, and yes, I love show tunes.
                              God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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