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The Jack Benny Program 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1950–1965)
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Jack Benny / ... 256 episodes, 1950-1965
...  Don Wilson / ... 240 episodes, 1950-1965
...  Rochester Van Jones / ... 178 episodes, 1950-1965
...  Dennis Day / ... 143 episodes, 1950-1965
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Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to television along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained thirty-nine-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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28 October 1950 (USA)  »

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In the early years, this was originally titled "The Lucky Strike Program" after the show's sponsor, Lucky Strike cigarettes, which had also sponsored Jack Benny's radio program. The 16mm television syndication prints had the title cards replaced with ones that gave the title as either "The Jack Benny Program" or "The Jack Benny Show". Footage of Benny welcoming the audience to "The Lucky Strike Program" remained intact. See more »

Quotes

Jack Benny: [on the phone with Mary Livingston] Hello, Mary. Are you free tonight? No, I don't have any plans. Would you like to go see a movie? No, I'll come to your house; you're TV screen is much bigger.
[Mary hangs up the phone]
Jack Benny: Mary? Mary? I don't know what she's mad about.
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Love In Bloom
(theme song)
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Jack Benny a Comic Genius!
8 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to disagree with the other user who said Jack Benny blew. What? Benny is a comic genius and one of the funniest comedians ever. I saw his classic TV show, "The Jack Benny Program", last night and I must admit I loved it, it is very, very funny. Keep in mind this is early 50s TV variety show and yet it is still hilarious. Jack brings back his radio performers to perform his comic acts and sketches. It was awesome! I will be watching it again.


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