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MDA Telethon tweets from @johnnykats

Monday, Sept. 6, 2010

Teardown after the tear-down. http://plixi.com/p/43683920 about 3 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

He is fine! RT @BLONDEONEWOMAN: @johnnykats i hope JERRY LEWIS IS OK Great Show..He is Something 84 right! He has done a great job w/MDA about 3 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis' tattoo of ... Jerry Lewis. Not real. It's a temp. http://plixi.com/p/43681504 about 3 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Sam Lewis, Jerry's wife, in tears after the show, says she has never seen him so overcome onstage. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 4 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Just spoke with music director Lee Musiker, whose main job is MD for Tony Bennett. He was with Buddy Rich, too. @MDAnews @southpointlv about 4 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Working it out post-show with Richard Belzer. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43673825 about 4 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Lewis closes by singing, "don't be afraid of the dark," and he is sobbing. Led backstage, given oxygen, but he's fine. Hugs his wife, Sam. about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

The final total. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43671643 about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Firefighters' final check of $27 million brings Lewis to tears. This is going ti be an emotional home stretch. @MDAnews about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Now at $55,193,682. A little more than $5 million to go to match last year. Healthy sum anyway. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Tote board shows $54 million. Last year's total of $60 is within reach. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Hour 20. Jerry's says Michael Gaughan cut him a check for 25K today in his dressing room. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Carrot Top here, sharing in a bagel. @MDAnews @southpointlv @RealCarrotTop @jerrylewis about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Lee Greenwood, just aired, recorded. The first words out of his mouth: "I'm proud." @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 5 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Tote is past $42 million, surpassing Lewis' low-bottom prediction. He said $40 mil or $70 mil. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 6 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

The Orleans is the official Las Vegas sponsor of MDA Telethon telecast. That's why you see The Orleans, not South Point, on the TV screen. about 6 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

OK! Jerry's back at the telethon, with Michael Andrew, who is cast as The Nutty Professor for the stage. Medley time. @MDAnews @southpointlv about 6 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010

It you want to know what David Archuleta looks like while texting ... You're in luck. http://plixi.com/p/43559947 about 21 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

It has turned into a Goss-A-Thon. @mattgoss is here. Singing at 11. about 22 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Vinnie Falcone is wearing a black patterned tie once owned by Robert Goulet, given to him by Vera Goulet. Vinnie and Bob worked together. about 22 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Former Sinatra music director Vinnie Falcone now in the Green Room, which is THE place to be. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 22 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

My good friend Norm Crosby up now, doing a few minutes. His malaporopisms are archaistic. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 22 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Good airtime for @keelyvasquez, ladies and germs! about 22 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Barry Manilow up, live @ParisVegas. Pretty cool cut-away. Both are in high volume. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Green Room update: Jack Jones is dumping cream in his coffee. about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Terry Fator just arrived in the Green Room. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Men I have met in the past 15 minutes: Norm Crosby and Jack Jones. We should hang sometime, us three. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Two hours in, time to swap out the theater. Quite a ruckus. about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

The kids from Glee in a choreographed wheelchair production number. Very clever. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

I'm a lot younger than Jerry Lewis and my back is killing me. I don't know how the guy holds up. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

The showroom is warming up. Someone just asked for Michael Gaughan's number. Lewis noted it from the stage. I think it'll cool down soon. about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Of Tony Orlando, Jerry Lewis says, "He weighed 300 pounds two years ago," until Lewis convinced him to scale back to 180. about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Lewis signs, "I love you," to his wife, Sam, and daughter, Dani, in the front row of the theater. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Video and audio problems. Lewis getting feedback in his ear, says, "It's the Steinbrenner family, wondering who gets the money!" Shtick! about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

George Wallace! He be thinkin'! Great guy. Lewis loves him. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 23 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

You know how hou know the party is ON? When Charo is in the aisles! @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Charo's fruit-ified headgear is vegan-friendly! #myvegansummer about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

What time is? Charo time! @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Beatles act Fab 4 Live from V Theater, recorded. I thought they changed their name to B the Show or somesuch. about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

NICE job on "Blue Suede Shoes." "They are sensational!" Lewis says. Lauding the dancers' work ethic and willingness to volunteer. @Cirque about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis just introduced cirque and "Viva Elvis" as "screamingly magnificent." Good choice oif words. @Cirque

Lewis, needling Nancy O'Dell (in a black, sequined dress) off-camera: "Nancy! Aren't you going to get dressed?" @southpointlv @jerrylewis about 24 hours ago via ÜberTwitter

John Pinette is funny. Difference between tequila and spinach juice is you don't have to apologize the next day for drinking spinach juice. Sun Sep 5 18:31:29 2010 via ÜberTwitter

First number on the tote board, $20,555 from Abbey the MDA Spokesgirl. Read-a-Thon money. John Pinette up now, in slimming black. Sun Sep 5 18:26:29 2010 via ÜberTwitter

Richard Belzer just sat next to me. He's one of the co-hosts. Hello, Richard. International firefighters just donated $6 million. @MDAnews 6:18 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis talks hope and cure. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43527912 6:14 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Spotted in the audience: Former Republican senate candidate Sue Lowden, long MDA supporter. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis 6:09 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis introduced to a standing O. Nothing stunning about that. Looks good in a tie-less tux. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis 6:07 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

This showroom is temporary, convention space, but they did a great job with the set. Muted blue, starscape. @southpointlv @jerrylewis 6:06 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Reva Rice of @VegasTheShow opens with Mack the Knife" appropriately enough. @MDAnews @southpointlv @jerrylewis

This was a case where the rehearsal might be more entertaining than the show. Jerry Lewis was on fire. @southpointlv @MDAnews @jerrylewis 1:21 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Joe Lano, playin' it purty. @MDAnews @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43481846 12:51 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

The Jerry Lewis mobile transportaion unit. @MDAnews @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43481452

Working out some mic issues.@MDAnews @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43476305 12:16 PM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis overcome by emotion during rehearsal of "Dormi, Dormi, Dormi." A lot of memories in those lyrics. http://plixi.com/p/43474333

One of Lewis' favorite mementos, an Oscar figurine keychain. @MDAnews @jerrylewis http://plixi.com/p/43473571 11:59 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis works it our with music director Lee Musiker, who has an ideal name for his job. http://plixi.com/p/43472374 11:52 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

"JL" with Michael Andrew, who has been cast as the lead in the stage version of The Nutty Professor. @MDAnews http://plixi.com/p/43469204 11:32 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

A look at the temporary showroom at South Point @MDAnews http://plixi.com/p/43468158 11:25 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Jerry Lewis, conducting the 35-piece orchestra. Some of the best players in the city in rehearsal. @MDAnews http://plixi.com/p/43466296 11:14 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Hey Jerry! @MDAnews http://plixi.com/p/43465194 11:06 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

Orchestral maneuvers in the morning @MDAnews http://plixi.com/p/43463302 10:55 AM Sep 5th via ÜberTwitter

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