The Jack Benny Program: Season 5, Episode 14

Jack Is a Contestant (3 Apr. 1955)

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When Jack learns that the jackpot on Groucho Marx's television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" has risen to a whopping $3,000, he sneaks onto the show as a contestant, by wearing a disguise.

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Rochester Van Jones (as Rochester)
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Jean Mahoney ...
Miss Johnson
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Sailor
Irene Tedrow ...
Dr. Jeanette Eyeman
Don Wilson ...
Don Wilson (voice)
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When Jack learns that the jackpot on Groucho Marx's television quiz show "You Bet Your Life" has risen to a whopping $3,000, he sneaks onto the show as a contestant, by wearing a disguise.

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Irene Tedrow plays the role of a You Bet Your Life game show contestant named Dr. Jeanette Eyeman. This is a tribute to series regular Jeanette Eymann. See more »

Quotes

Sailor: I just enlisted in the navy and I've never been on a battleship. I've never seen action.
Groucho Marx: You've got a lot to learn, sailor. When sailors see action, they're not on a battleship, they're on shore leave.
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References General Electric Theater (1953) See more »

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Hooray for Captain Spaulding (with revised lyrics)
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Written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby
Performed by The Sportsmen Quartet
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