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Jerry Lewis

Freestyle Raps ...

IN YIDDISH!!!

6/9/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

060713_jerry_lewis_launchJerry Lewis has mad Yiddish flow ... or maybe it's mad gibberish flow ... either way, it was definitely an attempt at a freestyle rap ... and TMZ has the footage.

The 87-year-old legend unleashed his skillz last week in between shooting scenes for his movie "Max Rose" -- when he injected himself into a rap battle with "America's Got Talent" sensation Chris La Vrar (who just happened to be on the set that day).

Lewis -- impressed with La Vrar's rhymes -- replied, "Very good. Very, VERY good ... I want to do one now in Jewish."

The crowd laughs -- but Jerry was SERIOUS -- and busts out a rap that you've just GOT to hear ... especially if you're a Yiddish scholar ... because then you can tell us what he says.

Seriously, we tried to make out the words ... but no dice.

So ... help?

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Davis    

This fossil is still alive ? When is he going to die already ? I was tired of his silly bs 50 years ago. Not sure how this ended up on TMZ. Must have been a really slow news day. Die already Jerry and go away...Davis

503 days ago
2.

Cartman    

Oy vey

503 days ago
3.

Mel harrison    

Cinderfella lol. Love him!

503 days ago
4.

Leopold butters Stotch     

He was always in bar fights, Jerry Lewis was known to get punch drunk when he had a few jerryweisers in his system. Glad to see he's toned it down.

503 days ago
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BB not bb    

That wasn't Yiddish. It sounded like he was trying to speak in tongues with a Yiddish accent. I think he borrowed the first half from The The Three Stooges saying Nyuk nyuk nyuk. He made about as much sense as the Swedish Chef speaking Swedish I think.

503 days ago
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BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNZgeGAsLuk


Here is a guy speaking in Yiddish. It is a folk combination of Hebrew and German. It is like Patois or ebonics. I think it is a dying language. The language of Israel is officially Hebrew and they seem to try to wipe out the Ashkenazik influence there.

503 days ago
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DoctahJ    

The last word is "gisunt", Yiddish for healthy. Beyond that, it's a hot mess of Yiddish.

503 days ago
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BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k695GEtnfL8

"The Times They Are A Changing" The Arab Spring Choir

503 days ago
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jj    

Hideous language.. hate the sound of yidddddddish .....yuk

503 days ago
10.

Jake    

The guy is the biggest A-hole. Agree with Davis. Die already.

503 days ago
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Dave Harvey    

Two thumbs down.Stuff him with kneydl and feed him to the lions.

503 days ago
12.

Toilethead    

That old fart is still alive?

503 days ago
13.

Applehead    

Always thought this guy had long overstayed his welcome.

503 days ago
14.

Hot Chocolate    

I love Jerry Lewis! He's been funny the whole time!

503 days ago
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anony    

Which idiot at TMZ called that "a rap that you've just GOT to hear"?
Jerry says a sentence in Yiddish for five seconds.
Hardly a rap, hardly something you have to hear.

503 days ago
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