I watched the Jerry Lewis telethon every Labor Day weekend when I was a kid. It was a combination of feeling sorry for people with muscular distrophy, the once-a-year specialness of the show, and the near-trainwreck vibe that permeated every moment they were on the air that drew me to it, I think. I stopped watching a few years ago when I realized that the telethon was no longer any fun for Jerry, and that he was less interested in raising money to research a cure for a devastating disease than he was in punishing all of us for not fully appreciating his comic genius. If only he'd been allowed to finish The Day the Clown Cried, eh?
And so it goes that now that I've stopped watching the telethon, something interesting actually happens during it. Jerry, who has existed for many years now in the gloaming between rational lucidity and unhinged insanity, lost it during the telethon yesterday and dropped the other f-bomb. The video is below, which I originally found via Google search on the celebrity gossip blog GlossLip. Enjoy: