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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask (1971)

This special spoofs portions of Benny's career.

Director:

Norman Abbott

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Himself
David Reuben David Reuben ... Himself (as Dr. David Reuben)
George Burns ... Himself
Lucille Ball ... Herself
John Wayne ... Himself
Phil Harris ... Himself
Dionne Warwick ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Baldwin ... Announcer (voice)
Tommy Farrell ... Film Director
Bob Hope ... Himself
Remo Pisani Remo Pisani ... Vaudeville Agent
David Westberg ... Various
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Storyline

Using the book "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask" as a springboard for his special, Jack Benny's guests include the book's author Dr. David Reuben, Lucille Ball, Phil Harris, George Burns, Dionne Warwick, John Wayne, and a cameo by Bob Hope. Songs include Harris singing "That's What I Like About the South" (which Benny deconstructs), and Dionne Warwick singing "I Got Love" and "Who Gets the Guy". Sketches depict Benny's start in show business, and how he met George Burns, as well as a look at his mythical youth as a romantic leading man. Written by Michael Mooney

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid to Ask See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

J&M Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Phil Harris would also sing "That's What I Like About the South" on a 1974 episode of "Here's Lucy" (S6;E21). In a 1968 episode of "The Lucy Show" (S6;E23) guest star Sid Caesar did a non-musical riff on the song. Character actor Remo Pisani (Vaudeville Agent) was also featured in that episode. See more »

Quotes

Jack Benny: [about his song lyrics] How does your mammy get a cakey by putting a pinch of salty on a hammy and eggy?
Phil Harris: Does Sarah Lee tell Betty Crocker, Jack?
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Crazy Credits

Over the closing credits, Jack Benny plays the violin and the studio audience gets up and walks out. Benny follows some of them up the aisle, playing all the while. See more »

Connections

References True Grit (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

That's What I Like About the South
Written by Andy Razaf (uncredited)
Sung by Phil Harris
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