In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results. Written by
The world's funniest funny man is back!
Did You Know?
Taglines for this movie boasted Jerry Lewis
as being "The Original Jerk", the picture being released stateside just a couple of years after the popular Steve Martin
comedy The Jerk
(1979). See more
At one point, Lewis tries to open the hood of a car. The hood quickly pops up and knocks Lewis on his feet. In the next shot, the hood is back down without having been touched. See more
Referenced in The Big Picture