Hey pallies, likes today we are perfectly pleased to be able to return once 'gain to Chicago's premier radio station WGN, where we shared on August 31 of this Dino-year an interview that Mr. Jerry Lewis did speakin' of his Dino-adulation in 2005 followin' the publishin' of his tremendous tome, "Dean And Me" (A Love Story). That post may be accessed HERE.
Today's historical homagin' of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner, Mr. Jerry Lewis was shared on WGN's airwaves on Labor Day of this Dino-year by Mr. Dave Plier and Mr. Dave Schwan under the tag, "This is History: Celebrating Jerry Lewis and the MDA Labor Day Telethon."
The 10:46 swank segment reminds us all that our Dino and Mr. Lewis made there first appeal for MDA in 1951 and, of course, the huges highlight is the retellin' of the remarkable reunitin' of our Dino and Mr. Lewis durin' the 1976 telethon.
We loves how these WGN commentators refer to the Martin and Lewis reunion as "one of the most momentous moments in history"....and, likes, of course, to us Dino-holics, the most purely powerful moment in all of small screen history. And, we also deeply digs when they speak of how "Dean Martin strolled on stage with a cigarette, the audience explored and Jerry Lewis was stunned"....a moment likes none other in the history of television. The Daves also include some audio of the lovin' exchange made between our Dino and Mr. Lewis.
Likes, we swankly salute Mr. Dave Plier and Mr. Dave Schwan, and all the pallies at WGN, for reverently rememberin' this magnificent moment in the life and times of our most beloved Dino and his most beloved partner. We encourage you to clicks on the tag of this Dino-gram to goes over to WGN's 'net place to listen to this special segment, as we are not able to copy the programme here.
Yours in Dino,
Dino Martin Peters
This is History: Celebrating Jerry Lewis and the MDA Labor Day Telethon
Dave Plier and Dave Schwan celebrate the legacy of comedian Jerry Lewis and what was an annual tradition on Labor Day weekend, the MDA telethon.
Dean Martin, left, and Jerry Lewis, whose comedy team broke up 20 years earlier, appear together for the first time since the breakup on Lewis annual telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, Sept. 7, 1976, Las Vegas, Nev. Frank Sinatra, one of many stars who appeared, brought Martin along as a surprise. (AP Photo)