Monday, July 20, 2009

Can Hieronymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Once again, YouTube serendipity lead me to this:

Written, directed by and starring Anthony Newley as Merkin with his wife,Joan Collins("Polyester Poontang"), Milton Berle("Goodtime Eddie Filth") and George Jessel("The Presence")! This little mindrocker is a mid-life crisis musical mockumentary with a not-too-subtle dash of Fellini whimsy. Here's the trailer:

Another scene with George Jessel and Milton Berle!

According to a commenter on IMDb, Joan Collins soon left him after the premiere! Now that is a scathing review!


Christopher said...

ugh!...give me springtime for hitler any day!

Donna Lethal said...

Someone on fbook actually asked what "merkin" meant and a second person also chimed in, "Yes, what?" Which means there is a whole generation that doesn't get the "Merkin Muffley" joke. Damn.

Keith said...

I had never even heard of this before. Thanks for posting about it.