However, earlier this month, nine of the missing episodes were found sitting on a dusty shelf in the storeroom of a Nigerian TV station, because where else would they be? The BBC has now uploaded the nine episodes on iTunes (the trailer can be viewed here) so generations of new Doctor Who fans can enjoy the subtle brilliance of these sci-fi classics.
Pictured: subtle brilliance.
Jerry Lewis' Holocaust Movie
Notorious undead comedian Jerry Lewis once made a movie about the Holocaust called The Day the Clown Cried, which ended with Lewis, as the titular clown, walking into a gas chamber with a group of children, juggling stale bread in a desperate attempt to make them laugh and distract them from their impending demise. This is another way of saying that Jerry Lewis vowed to never let anyone see the finished film. And if a movie is so bad that Jerry Lewis deems it unfit for human consumption, you pretty much need to throw that thing into a fucking volcano.
"Not big enough."
Recently, however, scraps of footage from The Day the Clown Cried were unearthed by a Flemish TV documentary and subsequently uploaded on YouTube, because the Belgian Dutch apparently couldn't resist opening this Pandora's box of horribly misguided melodrama:
Lewis presumably still makes this same face when people ask him about this movie.
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