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 / ... (256 episodes, 1950-1965)
Don Wilson ...
 Don Wilson / ... (239 episodes, 1950-1965)
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 Rochester Van Jones / ... (176 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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Several episodes were adaptations of plots used on his radio show. Examples of this are the "Christmas Shopping" episode and the "Horse Racing" episode. See more »

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Jack: [poking his head through the stage curtains] Bob, will you please give me my pants back?
Bob Hope: Put your head back through there, or I'll start handing out baseballs to the audience.
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Referenced in M*A*S*H: Life with Father (1974) See more »

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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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