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*AnAesop: “You’ll never know the next guy’s story . . . unless you ask.”


* SuddenlyVoiced: After being silent throughout the entire film, Stanley finally speaks when [[YouDidntAsk directly asked]] "Can't you talk?"

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* SuddenlyVoiced: SuddenlySpeaking: After being silent throughout the entire film, Stanley finally speaks when [[YouDidntAsk directly asked]] "Can't you talk?"


** GeniusBonus: The film was shot and released in 1960, which was a leap year, so February 29th did exist then. Of course, once it passes on to the 30th, and the 32nd, we know it's a joke for sure...


* ActingForTwo: Both Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle play hotel bellboys as well as playing themselves, leading to [[DoubleTake dual double takes]] when "Real Berle" sees "Bellboy Lewis" and "Real Lewis" sees "Bellboy Berle".



* TheCameo: Creator/MiltonBerle.

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* TheCameo: Creator/MiltonBerle.Milton Berle.

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** GeniusBonus: The film was shot and released in 1960, which was a leap year, so February 29th did exist then. Of course, once it passes on to the 30th, and the 32nd, we know it's a joke for sure...

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* ActingForTwo: Both Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle play hotel bellboys as well as playing themselves, leading to [[DoubleTake dual double takes]] when "Real Berle" sees "Bellboy Lewis" and "Real Lewis" sees "Bellboy Berle".



* BreakingTheFourthWall: When Stanley makes a delivery to a dressing room full of [[MsFanservice scantily-clad models]], he averts his eyes to avoid peeking...then puts his hand over the camera lens to keep US from peeking.



* DoubleVision: Both Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle play hotel bellboys as well as playing themselves, leading to [[DoubleTake dual double takes]] when "Real Berle" sees "Bellboy Lewis" and "Real Lewis" sees "Bellboy Berle".



* OhGodWithTheVerbing: The character of [[AsHimself Jerry Lewis]] shouts "Stop with the brushing" three times to an over-helpful assistant.

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* ExplodingCalendar: A time passage is indicated by calendar pages flipping by, starting on February 26th...and proceeding to go up to February 37th before fading to the next scene.
* OhGodWithTheVerbing: The character of [[AsHimself Jerry Lewis]] Lewis, AsHimself, shouts "Stop with the brushing" three times to an over-helpful assistant.


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* TemporaryBulkChange: A heavy-set woman comes to the hotel in order to avoid temptation and stick to her diet. When she checks out several weeks later, she is much thinner (and played by a different actress). Unfortunately, Stanley decides to give her a parting gift of a box of chocolates. Cut to: The guest, having eaten the entire box in one sitting, has instantly reverted to her former weight.

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A 1960 comedy film, starring and directed by Creator/JerryLewis (in his directorial debut). Lewis plays Stanley, an [[TheVoiceless unspeaking]], well-meaning but [[TheKlutz klutzy]] hotel bellboy whose eager efforts to please the guests inevitably lead to [[HilarityEnsues disastrous mishaps]].

!!This film contains examples of:

*AsHimself: In addition to his role as Stanley, Jerry Lewis also appears as himself, visiting the hotel with a ridiculously large entourage. Creator/MiltonBerle also appears as himself.
*TheCameo: Creator/MiltonBerle.
*DoubleVision: Both Jerry Lewis and Milton Berle play hotel bellboys as well as playing themselves, leading to [[DoubleTake dual double takes]] when "Real Berle" sees "Bellboy Lewis" and "Real Lewis" sees "Bellboy Berle".
*ExactWords: The doorman instructs Stanley to "get everything out of the trunk" of a guest's car. Stanley opens the rear panel to discover that the car has a rear-mounted engine. Undaunted, he carries the entire engine up to the guest's room.
*OhGodWithTheVerbing: The character of [[AsHimself Jerry Lewis]] shouts "Stop with the brushing" three times to an over-helpful assistant.
*RandomEventsPlot: Lampshaded in the introduction, in which a studio executive (played by Jack Kruschen) informs us that the film we are about to see contains "no story and no plot. It is actually a [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal series of silly sequences]]."
*SuddenlyVoiced: After being silent throughout the entire film, Stanley finally speaks when [[YouDidntAsk directly asked]] "Can't you talk?"
*UltimateJobSecurity: Stanley manages to keep his job despite causing all manner of chaos.
*TheVoiceless: Stanley.
*YouDidntAsk: "How is it we never heard you talk before?" "Because no one ever asked me."

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