Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Reason the French Love Jerry Lewis

A riled Burt Prelutsky gives an interesting perspective on the reason for Jerry Lewis's popularity with the French:
What makes them so insufferable is their constant air of superiority. They keep posturing as if they wrote the book on ethics, values and culture, when all they've really been churning out are cream sauces, red wine and over-priced frocks.

Much has been made of the French fondness for Jerry Lewis movies. What they love about them is that they think his loud, brash, dull-witted simpletons are realistic portrayals of the typical American. We in America like to think guys like Jimmy Stewart and Tom Hanks are us, but the French know better. But, then, they always do.

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