This was a really sharply written and performed filmed episode "The Jack Benny Program," which, with big roles from Rochester, Don Wilson, and longtime Benny associates George Burns and Bing Crosby (and an implied Mary Livingston at the other end of the phone, facilitating a good cheap gag) has the family kind of feel that added so much to his best radio seasons.
The premise of world famous singer Crosby having been in a singing group with world-famously bad singers Benny and Burns is somehow inherently hilarious; at the same time there's a nice honesty behind the idea of these three reminiscing about Vaudeville days. Also in the mix is a funny running bit involving a hammock and Rochester's method of automating it -- and a great surprise cameo at the end.
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