On a side note it seems that the real Lewis was not amused by the parody and filed suit but later wound up hiring Petrillo for a one time appearance on his TV show as a baby version of Jerry. After that show Jerry had Petrillo black-balled and pretty much ended Sammy's career.
: Does anyone know if the Duke Mitchell who
: recorded a novelty called "The
: Lion" is the same Duke Mitchell who
: starred in the cult classic film "Bela
: Lugosi Neets a Brooklyn Gorilla"? The
: actor seemed more like a Dean Martin
: crooner, but who knows?