Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Regular Normal Celebrity Autobiography Check

Went over to Square Books and poked around the new release tables for celebrity biographies and autobiographies. You know I always like to check the indices (plural of index!) for Jerry Lewis references. Yeah? Well, how do you spend YOUR time? Oh yeah? Well go to hell. John Cleese has an index. No Jerry Lewis. But I don't suppose any of us will ever forget when Cleese's colleague Michael Palin didn't have Jerry in his index, yet Jerry appeared in the book itself, as I serendipitously discovered. Martin Short does not have an index. But the book happened to fall open to a paragraph in which Mr. Short lovingly dissects the structure of a gag from THREE ON A COUCH.