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The Jack Benny Program

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Comedy1950 - 196616 SeasonsSeries EndedTags:Sitcom

The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.

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285 Episodes

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Premiere Show

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Oct 29, 1950
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Premiere Show Oct 29, 1950 Jack's debut program. The Sportsmen Quartet introduce the show, singing "There's No Business Like Show Business." (which was the closing theme song during the radio program). Mel Blanc plays a TV technician, who interrupts Jack to wave to his Aunt Sophie. The monologue and the sketch are about how Jack decided to go on television, and how he put his initial show together. Rochester sings "My Blue Heaven" while doing his housework. Mr. Kitzel drops by to wish Jack good luck. Dinah Shore sings "I'm Yours" over the phone to see if Jack approves of it for her guest spot. On the show, Ken Murray drops by to wish Jack good luck, and Dinah and Jack sing a duet: "I Oughta Know More About You." The Sportsmen Quartet do the Lucky Strike commercial. Jack closes the program playing his signature song "Love in Bloom" on the violin and thus driving the audience away.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show

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Jan 29, 1951
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Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show Jan 29, 1951 Benny and Sinatra do a skit on New York City. Sinatra sings 'Take My Love.' Benny and Rochester do a skit, and Benny and Faye Emerson do a skit. Frank Fontaine plays the character John L.T. Savonie that he later developed into Crazy Guggenheim on The Jackie Gleason Show.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show

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Apr 2, 1951
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Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show Apr 2, 1951 When Jack hears that Colbert and Rathbone will star in Montgomery's television show, he tries to replace Rathbone.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Ben Hogan Show

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May 20, 1951
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Ben Hogan Show May 20, 1951 Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his...

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Season 01, Episode 05 21827

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Oct 4, 1959
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21827 Oct 4, 1959 Jack is found sleeping because his show has moved from 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.; and the Sportsmen Quartet has challenges with the sponsor shift to Lux Soap after shilling Lucky Strike Cigarettes for well over a decade.

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Season 01, Episode 06 21841

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Oct 18, 1959
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21841 Oct 18, 1959 Jack recalls visiting the Truman Library in Independence; Missouri. The former President gives Jack a personal tour of the facility; and they share their mutual love of music.

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Season 01, Episode 07 21883

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Nov 29, 1959
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21883 Nov 29, 1959 Jack Paar asks if Jack would replace him as a host on The Tonight Show while Paar is on vacation. Jack is reluctant but Paar coaches him; and Dennis Day pinch hits for Tonight Show regular Charlie Weaver.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Dorothy Shay

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Nov 5, 1951
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Dorothy Shay Nov 5, 1951 The guest star is singer Dorothy Shay, the Park Avenue hillbilly. Bob Crosby interrupts one of Jack's jokes in the opening monologue to sing 'I'm sending you a big bouquet of roses.' Mel Blanc plays a taxi driver. Dorothy Shay sings 'Beverly Hills.' Jack leads the Beverly Hillbillies in singing 'You are my sunshine.'

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Season 02, Episode 02 Helen Francoise Show

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Dec 17, 1951
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Helen Francoise Show Dec 17, 1951 Jack's Maxwell breaks down in Beverly Hills while Rochester is driving him to the studio. His monologue is about Christmas presents for his cast and crew. He then introduces three guest stars: Helène Françoise, a French singer; Lynette Bryant, the poker-faced little girl from the hillbilly act in his last program; and jujitsu expert Leon Salvadore, who is supposed to be able to throw anyone within 12 seconds; six guys from the Twelfth Street Gym knock him out.

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Season 02, Episode 03 Gaslight

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Jan 28, 1952
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Gaslight Jan 28, 1952 Jack opens with a monologue on his movie career. He introduces Ray Noble. Don doesn't want to do the commercial Jack wrote, claiming it is too silly, but Jack makes him do it. Noble plays a tune on the piano. The sketch consists of a parody of the film Gaslight.

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Season 02, Episode 04 Gracie Bit

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Mar 10, 1952
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Gracie Bit Mar 10, 1952 Gracie can't be found for her scheduled appearance on the show, so Jack has to dress up as a woman and do a comedy bit as Gracie with George. The Sportsmen Quartet does the Lucky commercial--Any time you light a Lucky--in Jack's crowded dressing room. When Gracie finally arrives, she thinks George has been playing around with another woman (Jack).

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S02 E05

Apr 21, 1952
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Isaac Stern Show Apr 21, 1952 Rochester has been taking bowling lessons. Dennis gets his bowling ball stuck on his finger. Jack plays 'Flight of the Bumblebee' with his guest, Isaac Stern.

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S02 E06

Jun 1, 1952
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Jack Prepares For a Trip to England Jun 1, 1952 Jack is preparing to leave for a concert tour of England. The Sportsmen Quartet sing 'Bye Bye Benny' for the Lucky commercial. The doctor gives Jack his shots. His agent brings in a supporting act, the 'Landrew Sisters,' who audition by singing 'Did you ever see a dream walking?'

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Season 02, Episode 10 Don Wilson's 27th Anniversary with Jack

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Nov 1, 2017
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Don Wilson's 27th Anniversary with Jack Nov 1, 2017 Don and Jack recall how they first met.

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