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The Jack Benny Program 

The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.
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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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Several episodes were adaptations of plots used on his radio show. Examples of this are The Jack Benny Program: Christmas Shopping Show (1957) and the "Horse Racing" episode. See more »

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[At Liberace's House]
Liberace: What do we have for dinner?
Cook: We have some breast of flamingo and gazelle steaks.
Jack: Breast of flamingo and gazelle steaks?
Liberace: Would you like to stay for dinner, Jack?
Jack: Well, only if you have enough. I'd hate for you to run out to the zoo just for me.
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Connections

Featured in American Masters: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) See more »

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Love In Bloom
(theme song)
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Benny's radio shows remain great entertainment.
1 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Jack Benny's radio shows remain among the very best that Old Time Radio has to offer. Hundreds of hours of this programming are available from any one of several dealers around the country. Most of them sound as they were being broadcast at that moment! Listening to the shows as they were presented week-in and week-out, one gets to know the players while developing a real appreciation for the lines, delivery and timing. In particular, the World War II shows are among my favorites; broadcast from various military bases and always with the best talent of the day. Sadly, it appears that present-generation America doesn't remember Jack Benny or the little group that every week helped him become one of America's all-time great showmen.


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