THE STOOGE

Poffy The Cucumber

Bill and Ted’s Formative Adventure. Well, Dean played Dean, and I played Jerry; we were two different characters, but it was us all the time, including the almost-breakup scene, which was tough for us to do. — Jerry Lewis, INSIDE THE ACTORS’ STUDIO, 1999. THE STOOGE is the Martin and Lewis roman à clef of their rise to glory. Egotistic … Read More

JUMPING JACKS

Poffy The Cucumber

Jumping to Contusions. JUMPING JACKS marks the third time Martin and Lewis have been in the military. Army, Navy, now Paratroopers. Through an identity mixup, civilian Hap Smith (Jerry Lewis) finds himself in the paratroopers with his old nightclub partner, private Chick Allen (Dean Martin); though Chick tries to protect Hap from the authorities and discovery, he finds that Hap … Read More