Having Martha Tilton as a guest causes him to reminisce about when they worked together with the USO during World War Two, on the island of New Guinea. During the show, Jack performs his stand-up, then starts playing his violin, when the sirens sound and enemy planes start bombing, everyone runs off but jack keeps playing. Eventually two Japanese soldiers, all that's left after a hari-kiri wave, surrender if he'll stop playing. Written by
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The title mentioned the USO that was founded in 1941 in response to a request from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide morale and recreation services to U.S. uniformed military personnel. The USO maintained clubs in many cities where members of the Armed Forces could relax, have a meal and be entertained in new surroundings. They also provided entertainment to those in the field bringing stars and acts to areas of combat where the troopers had to survive under the same conditions they has to endure. The most famous entertainer to support he USO was Bob Hope
who went to every military theater from World War II to Desert Strom. See more
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References The Red Skelton Hour
Love in Bloom
by Ralph Rainger
[Played by Jack Benny as a violin solo.] See more