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The Mouse That Jack Built (1959)

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A mouse version of The Jack Benny Program (1950).

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In this spoof of "The Jack Benny Program", a mouse with Jack Benny's personality and poor violin playing ability lives, along with a mouse version of Benny's valet, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, in a hole in a wall of Jack Benny's own home. Jack the rodent takes a mouse version of 'Mary Livingstone (I)' out to dinner, and the two unwittingly walk right into the disguised mouth of an orange cat! Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Only animation performance of Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson and Don Wilson. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Help! Help!
[Jack Benny then woke up, from his dream]
Jack: Gee, what a crazy dream. Imagine, Mary and me, as two little mice, trapped inside a cat. And I was playing the violin.
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Crazy Credits

When Mary Livingston told Jack Benny, she wanted champagne, as his birthday gift, NO SALE {capital letters} are on both of his eyes and a cash register rings. Meaning as if it was going to be too expensive, to him! See more »


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You Oughta Be in Pictures
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Music by Dana Suesse
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Makes a great introduction to the wonderful Jack Benny
14 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'll be honest. If you aren't familiar with The Jack Benny Program, your eyes will probably glaze over when you see this cartoon. I strongly urge you to ignore those feelings. Jack Benny and his cast were responsible for some of the finest comedy of the 1930's to the 1960's. This cartoon is a loving tribute to the most famous running gags of Benny's jokes. Benny's supporting cast was key to his success, and every one of them but Dennis Day and Phil Harris made it into this cartoon. My advice is to find some of the free Jack Benny shows that are available on the internet and listen to them. Once you are familiar with Benny's comedy, this cartoon makes a lot more sense. One final note: In the cartoon, the voice of Ed the guard was provided by Mel Blanc, instead of his regular voice, Joseph Kearns.


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