A friend writes:
I wish ‘The Mob Doctor’ were just ‘Mob Doctor’ so to be more like ‘Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer’ a property with which it shares wonderfully thought out premise.
Funny stuff, referring to the old “Saturday Night Live” sketch. And this from a reader in North Carolina, wondering what happened to the event formerly run by a funnyman, Jerrry Lewis:
I read the article you wrote about the 2011 MDA Telethon. Did you knwo they only collected 50% of last year’s pledges without Lewis? I knew when they announced pledges of $61 Million, something did not sound right.
I have searched high and low on the internet for the pledges raised in 2012 with the 3 hour show. I can’t find anthing and I have send several emails to MDA asking for that information. I found your article when searching for the 2012 information.
There seems to be this big cloud over MDA right now and I was wondering if you will be doing any additional articles in the near future on MDA? Have you heard how much they raised this year?
I was never a huge Jerry Lewis fan and I know he has an ego the size of Manhattan, but I thought the way they pushed him out after 50+ years service was unbelievable. Michael Vick’s dogs were treated better!
Let me know if you heard anything.
I checked with the MDA press office and they still had no totals for the Labor Day telethon — what a difference from the days of the instant toteboards.