The Jack Benny Program: Season 15, Episode 6

Hillbilly Sketch (30 Oct. 1964)

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Jack affronts guest Connie Francis by claiming comedy is hard, but singing easy, then sics his apprentice announcer Harlow Wilson, a devoted fan of pop singer Connie, on her. The cast ... See full summary »

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Jack Benny / Lem Skinner
Don Wilson ...
Don Wilson / Shem Skinner
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Herself / Em Skinner
Dale White ...
Harlow Wilson / Clem Skinner
Sammy Weiss ...
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Herbie Faye ...
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Jack affronts guest Connie Francis by claiming comedy is hard, but singing easy, then sics his apprentice announcer Harlow Wilson, a devoted fan of pop singer Connie, on her. The cast lampoons "The Beverly Hillbillies" in a musical sketch with Connie as Jack's wife, and Harlow in the Jethro role. Written by David Stevens

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I Was Born Too Late
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An Al Jolson medley of "Swanee," "Mammy," and "April showers"
Sung by Connie Francis
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Mule Skinner Blues
21 February 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Onstage speaking to the audience, Jack Benny welcomes singer Connie Francis back to the program. Appearing with extremely tall hair, she is enthusiastically received. When Jack claims comedy is more difficult than singing, Connie successfully tells a joke. Then, she challenges Jack to sing a song. Connie amusingly refers to Jack as "Ringo" as he delivers a weakly sung version of "Fly Me to the Moon". Then, Connie sings an Al Jolson medley called "I Was Born Too Late" (this is not her more famous Jolson medley). The show transitions into a long musical comedy sketch with Jack and Connie as hillbillies "Lem and Em Skinner". It begins well, but gets stale. There isn't much resemblance to the then popular "The Beverly Hillbillies" TV series.

***** Hillbilly Sketch (10/30/64) Norman Abbott ~ Jack Benny, Connie Francis, Don Wilson, Dale White


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