The Jack Benny Program: Season 3, Episode 3

Jack Gets Robbed (30 Nov. 1952)

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Jack is pestered by a young autograph seeker, then Bob Crosby sings a medley of songs from "Peter Pan" to the child. After the show, Jack has trouble getting to sleep because of a leaky ... See full summary »

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Jack is pestered by a young autograph seeker, then Bob Crosby sings a medley of songs from "Peter Pan" to the child. After the show, Jack has trouble getting to sleep because of a leaky faucet and forces Rochester to rock his bed. Finally asleep, a pair of burglars try to ransack Jack's bedroom but are defeated by his booby traps. Written by David Bassler

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Remade as The Jack Benny Program: Bedroom Burglar Show (1955) See more »

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Robbers, Beware!
25 September 2010 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

To me, the show doesn't really gel until the robber sequence. It's the last part of a bedroom skit whose first part, a leaky faucet that keeps Jack awake, is too predictable and only mildly funny. However, once the skit segues into the house-breakers, the comedy takes off as every theft attempt gets thwarted by one of Jack's pre-arranged booby traps. It's a funny extension of Jack's tightwad schtick, and I bet the stagehands had fun with the props, except for the wall- safe, of course—wow! Was that unexpected.

The little girl is quite an accomplished performer, though I'm not sure just what the writers were hoping to get out of the lengthy Margaret Truman gag. For better or worse, the president's daughter was the butt of quite a few jokes at the time, especially about her serious singing career. Now all that seems so quaint.


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