Next up from the 1956 trainwreck 'Jerry Lewis Just Sings' is the abominable version of Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler's masterful mock-spiritual "Get Happy" (posted above). Jerry's performance is reminiscent of someone's uncle at the Bar Mitzvah after-party who normally doesn't drink but, after a glass of wine, decides to get up and perform with the band. Below I've 'eased the bite of it' with the ultimate "Get Happy" performance--Judy Garland's from "Summer Stock." This experiment in Jerry tolerance is almost over so, as Otto Preminger once screamed into the face of an actor, "RELAX!!!"
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