16 Easter Eggs You Probably Didn’t Notice In The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
…And His TV Performance Really Happened
“Will Elizabeth Taylor become bar mitzvahed?” When Maisel shows Lenny acting worried before appearing on live television because his obscenities had led him to being banned from nearly every state, that was pretty real for the comic’s life. Lenny was banned completely from various cities across America during the early 1960s, and during a rare television appearance on The Steve Allen Show, he opened with an improvised joke about Liz Taylor’s new marriage to Eddie Fischer which was recreated on Maisel. The song Lenny sings during the show, “All Alone,” was also taken directly from his real-life Steve Allen performance. Maisel even recreated essentially the same background that was used on the actual show, just replacing the square pattern with circles.