Jack and his long-time best friend George Burns play golf, but Jack quickly storms back to his office, crying foul to his secretary. George strolls in next, smoking a victory cigar, causing... See full summary »

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Jack and his long-time best friend George Burns play golf, but Jack quickly storms back to his office, crying foul to his secretary. George strolls in next, smoking a victory cigar, causing Jack to flee again. So, George makes himself at home at Jack's desk, and relates to Jack's secretary Ms. Gordon, how he met Jack 40 years before, in a cheap Chicago rooming house. Written by David Stevens

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7 January 1964 (USA)  »

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Farewell Gracie
12 November 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode is noteworthy for a nostalgic skit entitled how Jack Benny met George Burns two of the oldest friends in show business. That skit also was the last appearance albeit by voice only of the woman I considered the funniest of her gender Gracie Allen.

Way back in the day comedian Burns meets violinist Benny at a rooming house both were living at. Neither of them are having any great success but Burns persuades Benny to try comedy as a team.

Well see the team of Burns and Benny getting the old vaudeville hook and they part. But some time later Benny visits Burns at the theater and hears him on stage doing the same routine with the landlady's daughter and one listen of the voice and we know. And of course we hear the laughter and applause. Presumably Jack Benny later caught on to the comedy shtick.

I'd like to think Gracie and George taped something special for the show instead of using one of their own priceless dialogs. No one has ever come close to duplicating Gracie Allen's style of nonsensical nonsequiters. She and George are so timeless because they never touched on commentary of real events. It's why they'll be eternally popular.

Dedicated to the greatest of all, Gracie Allen.


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