The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jack Benny / ... (256 episodes, 1950-1965)
Don Wilson ...
 Don Wilson / ... (239 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 Rochester Van Jones / ... (176 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 Dennis Day / ... (143 episodes, 1950-1965)
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Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to TV along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained 39-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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28 October 1950 (USA)  »

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The Jack Benny Show  »

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Sara Berner, who played Mabel Flapsaddle, left the show in 1954 due to what the media reported as a "misunderstanding". She was replaced by Bea Bernaderet as Gertrude. Berner returned to the show for one more episode in 1955. See more »

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[on trial for murder, Jack has Perry Mason defending him]
Jack: I can't understand it. On your show you always win.
Perry Mason: Maybe my writers are better than yours.
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Love In Bloom
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by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Jack Benny a Comic Genius!
8 November 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the other user who said Jack Benny blew. What? Benny is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians ever. I saw his classic TV show, "The Jack Benny Program", last night and I must admit I loved it, it is very, very funny. Keep in mind this is early 50s TV variety show and yet it is still hilarious. Jack brings back his radio performers to perform his comic acts and sketches. It was awesome! I will be watching it again.


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