The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon is underway. It's the 44th national broadcast, Jerry's 58th telethon and he's looking all of his 83 years. Walked on after an introduction by some Irish stepdancers. Stage manager Debbie Williams had the first word as she leaned in to hand him the microphone he'd forgotten. He kicked off with a couple of ancient sex jokes (punchlines: "I forgot where I lived" and "Twenty-two years ago, I had sex with a parrot. I thought you were my son."), then went into Barry Manilow's Can't Smile Without You: "We can't laugh, we can't sing unless we hear those telephones ring." Nirvana. If Jerry can make it through the next 22 hours, so can we. Check your local listings. Click here to help.