Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than he is. His most vituperative behavior, however, is reserved for his weak-willed brother, Lester, who Sammy has hired as his assistant but who really uses him as his whipping boy. Written by
Did You Know?
According to a behind the scenes documentary on the production, one day, Jack Benny
wandered into a rehearsal of a scene where Mickey Rooney
has to belittle costar Mel Tormé
. Benny actually tried to break up the "argument", not knowing they were just reciting dialog. See more
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence