Jerry Lewis was supposed to be a shoo-in for a good performance as host of the 1959 Academy Awards. He had hosted the Oscars twice before and entertained guests and viewers alike. But something went wrong in 1959. The broadcast ended 20 minutes early, leading Lewis to attempt to fill the time with an awkward, clearly unplanned monologue that was joked about for many years after. - XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Larry Ellis, Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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