There have been many great, even legendary pairings in history: Gilbert and Sullivan. Lunt and Fontaine. Pork and beans. And of course, Martin and Lewis. Yes, before Dino was swinging with the Rat Pack or fighting bad guys as Matt Helm, before Jerry knew what a telethon was or that the French thought he was a genius, these two were a box office powerhouse team, churning out a thunderous number of movies over eight years and raking in loads of cash. And yet, neither Mike nor I have ever experienced the apparent magic that these two generated, so it only makes sense for this, the final episode of “You Haven’t Seen THAT?! Part 2,” we choose both a movie and a movie team that neither of us have seen before. Is Dean Martin correct when he tells us that everybody loves somebody sometime? Can we grasp the enigmatic brilliance behind such Lewisian Zen koans as “la la la, nice lady”? Join us, give a listen, and see if Mike and I think these two still deserve their place in the cinematic pantheon. Freunleven, everyone. Freunleven.
Poll question: who is your favorite comedy team, duo or more?