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The Jack Benny Program 

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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.
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Complete series cast summary:


Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to television along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained thirty-nine-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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Release Date:

28 October 1950 (USA)  »

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The Jack Benny Show  »

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Did You Know?


In the early years, this was originally titled "The Lucky Strike Program" after the show's sponsor, Lucky Strike cigarettes, which had also sponsored Jack Benny's radio program. The 16mm television syndication prints had the title cards replaced with ones that gave the title as either "The Jack Benny Program" or "The Jack Benny Show". Footage of Benny welcoming the audience to "The Lucky Strike Program" remained intact. See more »


[repeated line]
Jack Benny: We're a little late, so good night, folks.
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Featured in Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) See more »


Love In Bloom
(theme song)
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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bring it back!
17 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I loved The Jack Benny Show. I am so shocked that there were only two comments in your index about it. Yes some of the episodes are almost fifty years old and probably will never see the light of day again, but look at the dreck on tv right now. This show would be just as good as ever. Jack was such a wonderful comic because he always took it so seriously. He didn't even realize how funny he was I don't think. George Burns once said Jack was funniest when he wasn't saying anything. I loved everything about the show and would love to see it again.

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