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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

[Our heroes enter a jungle clearing carrying a tiger on a pole]
Jack: These last 2 miles were rugged, weren't they?
'Clyde': I knew as soon as we got off the freeway, we'd run into trouble.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Robin Williams (1991) See more »

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Love In Bloom
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by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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bring it back!
17 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

I loved The Jack Benny Show. I am so shocked that there were only two comments in your index about it. Yes some of the episodes are almost fifty years old and probably will never see the light of day again, but look at the dreck on tv right now. This show would be just as good as ever. Jack was such a wonderful comic because he always took it so seriously. He didn't even realize how funny he was I don't think. George Burns once said Jack was funniest when he wasn't saying anything. I loved everything about the show and would love to see it again.


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