The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)

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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.

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 Jack Benny / ... (256 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 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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A 1952 spoof of Gaslight (1944), entitled "Autolight" and co-starring Barbara Stanwyck proved so popular that Jack Benny wanted to rebroadcast it. Legal wrangling with MGM resulted in this not happening until 1959. See more »

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Jack Benny: Where's that big glass star I told you to pack away last Christmas?
Rochester: You mean that shiny one with the three points on it?
Jack Benny: That star has five points.
Rochester: Well, it went down two points this last year.
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Love In Bloom
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10 September 2004 | by (Long Beach, CA. USA) – See all my reviews

To me "The Jack Benny Show" was a classic and the man himself a genius. He

was the absolute king of timing. He would always start a skit so optimistic and calm.. Then little by little his innocent world would begin to unravel. Lines that were not really funny became classic such as "Oh Rochester, oh Rochester?

His dates with Mary were a favorite of mine. He was so well intentioned and

seemed to always loose control of the situation. I am so sad that great shows like this are not there for my son and

grandchildren. I can not imagine growing up without "Laurel and Hardy" or "The Little Rascles." Who owns these shows and how dare they not make them

available to a world that so badly needs laughter?


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