So, I was reading “America’s first network TV censor: the work of NBC’s Stockton Helffrich” and it said, in reference to Martin and Lewis hosting CCH, “Helffrich cut entire sequences, proscribing any overt sexual impropriety or underlying gay motif.”
They were edited to be less gay, and this is the result. So what did their act look like before the censors got to it?
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis II The Stooge (1951)
Jerry crashes Dean’s engagement party - November 13, 1955
I still feel Dean at times. … When I start to write, in my office at home, I play classical music at a very low level, just so I hear it. Over in the corner is a chair, and I swear to God, when I was writing, Dean and Me, I felt his presence. When I told that to Jeannie, his wife, she said, ‘I know what you mean, Jerry, because a couple of the children have had that feeling, too.’