The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Jack runs for president of a boy's club located in a neighbor's basement. In true political fashion, he's bribing voters with lollipops. But will he win. After all, he's up against fellow ... See full summary »
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Jack runs for president of a boy's club located in a neighbor's basement. In true political fashion, he's bribing voters with lollipops. But will he win. After all, he's up against fellow comedian George Gobel. Then there's that last minute walk-on entry. Laughs ahead. Written by dougdoepke

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21 October 1956 (USA)  »

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Jack Runs For President
2 March 2017 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Jack's running for president of the Beverly Hills Beaver Club. He's got a campaign manager and even lollipops he passes out to prospective voters. That's right, the club's for, you guessed it, young boys. But will Jack win. After all, he's up against another big vote getter of the time, George Gobel. Together they campaign in the clubhouse—actually a basement where wash is hung out to dry.

It's a laugh-filled ridiculous entry from that master of the deadpan— in fact, was there ever a comedian who got more laughs from simply reacting wordlessly. I guess that made things easier for his writers. Anyway, he gets ample opportunity as the embarrassments keep coming. Gobel had a meteoric career that soon leveled out. Here, he's near his popular peak. The entry also capitalizes on the presidential election then only a week away. For younger folks, Eisenhower trounced Stevenson to easily win a second term. All in all, it's a solid series entry. Meanwhile, I'm headed back to school. So catch the episode and find out why.


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