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Old 12-19-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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Honestly, although I was pretty horrified at the "beginning" of this (which obviously wasn't the beginning of the interview), from the repeated times this interviewer used the words "older" and "old," "YOUR generation that's MUCH OLDER," and health problems, as well as mentioning "because you're 90" like a bajillion times, like a dog with a bone, I don't blame Lewis for clamming up and getting uncomfortable about it. I wonder how much badgering on the "old" and condescension thing this interviewer did before Lewis turned things this way.

I'm not a fan, BTW. I always hated Lewis-style humor. Always will. Bleah. But...this was my take.

JMO.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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Honestly, although I was pretty horrified at the "beginning" of this (which obviously wasn't the beginning of the interview), from the repeated times this interviewer used the words "older" and "old," "YOUR generation that's MUCH OLDER," and health problems, as well as mentioning "because you're 90" like a bajillion times, like a dog with a bone, I don't blame Lewis for clamming up and getting uncomfortable about it. I wonder how much badgering on the "old" and condescension thing this interviewer did before Lewis turned things this way.

I'm not a fan, BTW. I always hated Lewis-style humor. Always will. Bleah. But...this was my take.

JMO.
^^^This

Great post!
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Old 12-19-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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Awkward will be when "The Day the Clown Cried" finally gets out.
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Old 12-19-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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France should have taken him in a long time ago
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:27 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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That was hilarious. The interviewer valiantly struggling on...

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Honestly, although I was pretty horrified at the "beginning" of this (which obviously wasn't the beginning of the interview), from the repeated times this interviewer used the words "older" and "old," "YOUR generation that's MUCH OLDER," and health problems, as well as mentioning "because you're 90" like a bajillion times, like a dog with a bone, I don't blame Lewis for clamming up and getting uncomfortable about it. I wonder how much badgering on the "old" and condescension thing this interviewer did before Lewis turned things this way.

I'm not a fan, BTW. I always hated Lewis-style humor. Always will. Bleah. But...this was my take.

JMO.
I was thinking the same thing, but, to be fair, the premise WAS 90-somethings who are still working.

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Old 12-19-2016, 10:18 PM
 
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That was hilarious. The interviewer valiantly struggling on...



I was thinking the same thing, but, to be fair, the premise WAS 90-somethings who are still working.
Oh.

Hmm.....

In that case, I don't know...

Piles?
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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Oh.

Hmm.....

In that case, I don't know...

Piles?
Hilarious! I think they both have them.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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I'm not a fan, BTW. I always hated Lewis-style humor. Always will. Bleah. But...this was my take.JMO.

Always thought his early work was juvenile, but liked some of his later efforts which bordered on seriocomic.
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Old 12-20-2016, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Lewis is a curmudgeon, but the interviewer did seem to over-emphasize the past--which doesn't have to be the focus when the subject matter is ostensibly "working in one's 90s."

That said, I fondly remember my mom and dad packing us into the car--in our pajamas--to see a Martin & Lewis movie at the drive-in.
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