Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sammy Davis Jr. On Playboy After Dark: Gets Surprised By Jerry Lewis & Peter Lawford

Here is a great clip I found of Sammy Davis Jr.'s guest spot in 1969 on Hugh Hefner's Playboy After Dark television show. Sammy gets surprised by Jerry Lewis and Peter Lawford. Another star or two might appear in this clip, but I'll leave that to you to see who it is. I love this clip. It's about 10 minutes long, but it is well worth watching. I hope you will give it a shot.

I can't even imagine a show like this on television today. We don't have stars like this anymore for one thing. It has such a cool and hip style to it all. Plus I really dig all the music and banter that goes on. It would have been such a dream to have been on the set of this episode or any of the other awesome episodes. I really want to get this on DVD.

I really do hope you will take the time to watch this clip. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Cheers!



P.S. I've never been a huge Jerry Lewis fan, but I have gotten to like him a lot more over the years. I've also gotten more into Peter Lawford. While I enjoyed his role in Ocean's 11, it was really his turn with Sammy in both Salt and Pepper and One More Time that really charmed me on Peter. For those that don't know, Jerry directed these two cool cats in the latter of those flicks.

8 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, have seen this great clip several times..of course loves the moments with Peter....so glads that I turned you on to "Salt And Pepper." You never really have shared you thoughts with me on the two Peter and the Sam flicks....

The King Of Cool said...

Hey pallie DMP. I love this clip. You can tell that Peter and Sammy really loved and cared about each other. They really enjoyed the company of one another. I'm glad you turned me on to "Salt And Pepper" as well. I definitely to blog about it. I liked both films. The first one was my favorite. It was cool hearing Sammy do some songs. I really liked the song he did in the second flick. Their club was out of sight. It was the perfect mix of comedy, action, etc.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

I love this clip! Thank you for posting it. I've seen some of the episodes of this show. It definitely has that cool vibe that we all love so much. It's sad that there is nothing like this around today.

The King Of Cool said...

NSF: I saw this show some back when I was a teen. My uncle and aunt had a satellite. They got the Playboy Channel. This show really helped turn me on to what's cool and hip.

Jeremy Richey said...

God Keith,
Can you imagine living in a time period where you could turn on the TV and see something this awesome? Where's are time machine brother?

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Jeremy. I know what you mean. I would love to be able to cut on my television and find shows like this. Instead we get a lot of crap. Man, if I did ever have a time machine I would definitely be heading back to this era.

sushay said...

That was so awesome!! I could have watched it forever. It made me feel like I was right there at the cocktail party. And to have the extra bonus of seeing my favorite Bill Cosby!!! I knew of the show but had not seen any clips. This was so cool! Thank you!!

The King Of Cool said...

Hey Sue. I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed it. I love it myself. I could watch that over and over. I definitely would love to see more episodes of this show. I know they've been putting it out on DVD.