The Jack Benny Program: Season 6, Episode 7

New Years Day, 1956 (1 Jan. 1956)

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Essentially a filmed radio show, a few chairs and a microphone on a stage, Jack and company re-create what was a tradition on his radio show, a skit where "Old Year" packs up and moves out and "New Year" moves in.

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Episode cast overview:
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Jack Benny / The Old Year
Don Wilson ...
Red Sanders ...
Himself - UCLA Footbal Coach
Duffy Daugherty ...
Himself - Michigan State Football Coach
The Sportsmen Quartet ...
Themselves - Singers
Lois Corbett ...
Lois Wilson / Columbia
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Airplane / Mars
Charles Herbert ...
The New Year
Gene Twambley ...
Himself - Sound Man
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Essentially a filmed radio show, a few chairs and a microphone on a stage, Jack and company re-create what was a tradition on his radio show, a skit where "Old Year" packs up and moves out and "New Year" moves in.

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1 January 1956 (USA)  »

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[Introducing skit]
Jack Benny: And now for our fantasy, as we did it on radio, "The New Tenant or Goodbye '55, Hello '46 - Hello, '56"... I'm going backwards, like my age.
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MSU Fight Song
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Written by Francis Irving Lankey and Arthur Sayles
Sung by The Sportsmen Quartet
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Very Boring
21 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Usually you can expect a bonus episode from a holiday themed show on most variety or comedy shows. Not on this particular show. It was horrible. Jack Benny was someone who clearly did not want to be there. His voice was monotone and it seemed that he was just bored himself.Incidentally, He flubbed quite a few lines. Maybe he was hungover . Obviously contractual obligations. He had these 2 football head coaches of the 2 teams that were going to play against each other in the Rose Bowl. Red Sanders and Duffy Daugherty. It seems like they did not want to be there as well. They were IVed for about 2 minutes and left the stage promptly , not even looking at the audience when they left and basically not acknowledging the audience. It was quite rude. About half the show was a dumb little dialogue of Benny playing old year 1955 and 7 yr old Charles Herbert playing New year 1956 and consisted of basically incoherent mumbo jumbo about taking over the responsibilities of the new year. It was pure garbage. Mel Blanc had a bit part making a sound of an airplane. I mean what was the point? Mel Blanc did not want to be there either. The saddest thing about this was the brightest spot was actually a singing and dancing number by the Sportsman Quartet advertising for Lucky Strike Cigs. Just a horrible episode. Might have been better if the cast , including Jack Benny, cared about the audience, rather than biding time.


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