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 / ... (240 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 Rochester Van Jones / ... (178 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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28 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Sara Berner, who played Mabel Flapsaddle, left the show in 1954 due to what the media reported as a "misunderstanding". She was replaced by Bea Benaderet as Gertrude. Berner returned to the show for one more episode in 1955. See more »

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Jack: Did you know "execrable" means "lousy?"
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #7.19 (1957) See more »

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Love In Bloom
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by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Benny's radio shows remain great entertainment.
1 August 2008 | by (Brownsville, Texas) – 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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