The Jack Benny Program (TV Series 1950–1965) Poster



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The Jack Benny Program (1949) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

The Jack Benny Hour (1965) (TV Special)
The Jack Benny Hour (1966) (TV Special)
Carnival Nights (1968) (TV Special)
Jack Benny's Bag (1968) (TV Special)
Jack Benny's Birthday Special (1969) (TV Special)

Version of 

The Jack Benny Hour (1959) (TV Special)

Referenced in 

The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Gracie's Engagement Ring (1952) (TV Episode)
While on the phone, George tells Jack that he and Gracie enjoyed being on his TV show last Sunday.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Gracie and Blanche Want to Redecorate (1952) (TV Episode)
George hints to his announcer, Harry von Zell, that he could be replaced by fellow-announcer Don Wilson, who may be leaving Jack's show.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: Gracie Thinks She's Not Married to George (1953) (TV Episode)
Jack Benny appears as his character from the show, plus Don Wilson and the Rochester character are worked into the dialogue.
Omnibus: The Horn Blows at Midnight (1953) (TV Episode)
Mrs. Watson talks about watching the show.
Susan Slept Here (1954)
referenced by Virgil
What's My Line?: Episode dated 23 January 1955 (1955) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that mystery guest Dennis Day has been a regular for 16 years.
Robert Montgomery Presents: The Tall Dark Man (1955) (TV Episode)
Plugged during closing credits.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #7.19 (1957) (TV Episode)
Contestant John Roese mentions the program.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: The Matrimonial Bureau (1957) (TV Episode)
The writer thinks he can get some good ideas by watching Jack Benny on Sunday.
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show: The Home Graduation (1957) (TV Episode)
Jack tells George his (Jack's) show is not on tonight - it's on Sunday night.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.1 (1957) (TV Episode)
A contestant recognizes "Love In Bloom" as being Jack Benny's theme song.
Bachelor Father: Bentley, the Homemaker (1958) (TV Episode)
Vickie tells Mr. Benny that she enjoyed watching his show on Sunday.
Shower of Stars: Episode #4.7 (1958) (TV Episode)
To interrupt an uncomfortable silence with Betty Grable, Jack Benny begins to hum the show's theme song.
You Bet Your Life: Episode #10.16 (1960) (TV Episode)
Groucho mentions the show, while making a joke.
Make Room for Daddy: That Ol' Devil Jack Benny (1960) (TV Episode)
Jack Benny mentions his "every-other-week show".
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show: Ginger Rogers/Tony Bennett/Henny Youngman/Errol Garner (1960) (TV Episode)
A viewer thinks he saw Ginger Rogers on the Benny show last night.
The George Burns Show (1960) (TV Special)
Benny performs his theme song.
To Tell the Truth: Episode dated 12 December 1960 (1960) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with Larry Kurkdjie, a violinist on the program.
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 21 May 1962 (1962) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by guest Arlene Francis during her segment.
The Red Skelton Hour: Somebody Up There Should Stay There (1962) (TV Episode)
Jack Benny slips in a plug for his show.
I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 4 February 1963 (1963) (TV Episode)
Jack wants Garry to talk about the show.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Benny appears in his Maxwell automobile from his series
The Jack Benny Hour (1965) (TV Special)
Mentioned by Jack.
Laugh-In: Pilot (1967) (TV Episode)
Larry Hovis immitates Jacks' famous "Goodnight, Jack"
Laugh-In: Episode #3.20 (1970) (TV Episode)
referenced by Jack Benny
M*A*S*H: 5 O'Clock Charlie (1973) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye: "Play, Phil. Sing, Dennis."
B.C.: The First Thanksgiving (1973) (TV Special)
B.C. imitates Jack Benny in the opening scene
M*A*S*H: Life with Father (1974) (TV Episode)
Hawkeye, Trapper, and Father Mulcahy reference the show while jokingly greeting each other in the mess tent.
M*A*S*H: Movie Tonight (1977) (TV Episode)
Radar imitates Jack Benny and acts as if he were hosting his TV show.
M*A*S*H: Goodbye, Cruel World (1980) (TV Episode)
Col. Potter an Margaret discuss the program in the O.R.
Say Goodnight, Gracie (1983) (TV Movie)
Fame: Catch a Falling Star (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Whatever Happened to the Heroes" musical number
Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/James Taylor (1988) (TV Episode)
referenced during the Ace Awards
Bird (1988)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) (Video)
referenced during the Ace Awards
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Oh, Don..." Later, "Oh, Rochester, will you dust the truck?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Tormented (1992) (TV Episode)
"Now Cut that out!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1992) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Now cut that out!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) (TV Episode)
"So?" Servo: Sew. Mike: Si.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) (TV Episode)
"Say!" Crow: "Si!" Mike: "Sue!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Last of the Wild Horses (1994) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Jack): "Rochester!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredible Melting Man (1996) (TV Episode)
"See?" Mike: Sew.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror VIII (1997) (TV Episode)
Homer imitates Jack Benny while haggling with Prof. Frink over the price of the matter transporter
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
"He's breaking into Jack Benny's Piggy Bank"
The John Cleese Interview (1998) (Video)
Referenced by name
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Love in Bloom (2000) (TV Episode)
Theme song in title
Mad Men: Long Weekend (2007) (TV Episode)
When Roger jokingly tells Don to fetch an ice cube for Maribelle's drink, he calls him "Rochester".
Enough Said (2013)
Albert says the show was brilliant.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
"And all the angels in Heaven are Rochester from The Jack Benny Program, I guess."
Hap and Leonard: Savage Season (2016) (TV Episode)
As they're leaving the grocery store Hap calls Leonard Rochester when he tells him to get the car.
500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Acclaimed TV Shows" category
Darker Than You Think
Radio Program

Featured in 

Depth Study (1957) (Short)
Clip is shown.
A Love Letter to Jack Benny (1981) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert Holiday Video Gift Guide (1992) (TV Movie)
One of their video pick ideas.
The Unknown Marx Brothers (1993) (TV Movie)
Sliders: Time Again and World (1996) (TV Episode)
The series is playing on a background TV monitor in electronics store.
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television (1996) (TV Special)
footage from this show exists in this special
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) (TV Movie)
clips from this show are used in this special
Television: The First Fifty Years (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Common Ground (2000) (TV Movie)
Dorothy's mother watches the show.
Baadasssss! (2003)
A clip is used in a Hollywood movies montage.
Class Dismissed: How TV Frames the Working Class (2005) (Video)
tobacco companies secretly included in programming and hiring in collusion with advertisers
You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story (2009)
Jack Soo's appearance on the show is shown.

Spoofed in 

The Mouse That Jack Built (1959) (Short)
The Hollywood Palace: Episode #2.16 (1965) (TV Episode)
Beside Jack's best friend George Burns, Rich Little spoofs Benny.
Garfield in Paradise (1986) (TV Short)
Frank Nelson spoofs his own persona
The Jet Benny Show (1986)
Jet Benny is a caricature of Jack Benny employing his mannerisms, lines, violin playing, etc. and hosts a comedy variety program, with regular Rochester.
Histeria!: The Thomas Jefferson Program (1998) (TV Episode)
Thomas Jefferson acts like Jack Benny.

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