Television: Dog Nights

Talking to reporters in Boston, Comedian Jerry Lewis was sounding jeremiads as the new season got underway. "I have no desire to get back into TV," he said. "It's dull. It's canned. It's tasteless. It's been swallowed up by Madison Avenue. Right after the dinner hour, we hear all about underarm deodorants, bad breath, dentures. It's disgusting. There is an easy way to make it on TV—you learn their ten commandments, which start with Thou shalt kill,' 'Thou shalt lie,' 'Thou shalt be a cutthroat.' "

Jerry, who does the nightclub bit these...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!