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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 ...  Jack Benny / ... 256 episodes, 1950-1965
Don Wilson ...  Don Wilson / ... 241 episodes, 1950-1965
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ...  Rochester Van Jones / ... 178 episodes, 1950-1965
Dennis Day ...  Dennis Day / ... 143 episodes, 1950-1965
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Storyline

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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USA

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English

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28 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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The Jack Benny Show See more »

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Trivia

Sara Berner (Mabel Flapsaddle) left the show in 1954 due to what the media reported as a "misunderstanding". She was replaced by Bea Benaderet as Gertrude. Berner returned to the show for one more episode in 1955. See more »

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When the show was originally broadcast live, the program introduction was "From Television City in Hollywood..." CBS Television City is in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, not in Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Jack: What do you think of this card I wrote for Don? "To Don from Jacky, Oh golly, oh shucks. I hope that you like it, It cost forty bucks.
Rochester: It would've been hard to rhyme a dollar ninety-eight.
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Connections

Referenced in Say Goodnight, Gracie (1983) See more »

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Love In Bloom
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by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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"Your money or your life!" (LONG PAUSE) "I'm thinking!"
3 November 1999 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

He was one of a kind; a great performer, and you can also enjoy all the routines-the 'lousy' fiddle playing, his huge vault in the cellar, etc. The surrounding cast-Rochester Anderson, Frank Nelson(Yessss?!!!) and Mel Blanc were screams. Definately worth your time if you get a look-see on TV somewheres along the line....


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