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 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: I believe in being honest with myself. If there's one thing I hate it's when a comedian is great and won't admit it. I've never met one like that, but if I did, I'd hate them.
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Love In Bloom
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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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