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The comic misadventures of the skinflint comedian and his friends.
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 Jack Benny / ... (257 episodes, 1950-1965)
Don Wilson ...
 Don Wilson / ... (240 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 Rochester Van Jones / ... (178 episodes, 1950-1965)
Dennis Day ...
 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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Most of Jack Benny's original radio cast appeared on television with him, including Don Wilson, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Dennis Day, and his real-life wife Mary Livingstone made several guest appearances. In one episode Jack dreamed that he and Mary (his platonic friend on the show) were married and had a teenage daughter. Their daughter was played by their real daughter, Joan Benny. See more »

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Jack: What do you think of this card I wrote for Don? "To Don from Jacky, Oh golly, oh shucks. I hope that you like it, It cost forty bucks.
Rochester: It would've been hard to rhyme a dollar ninety-eight.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.1 (1957) See more »

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Love In Bloom
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by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Who owns the TV shows?
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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