The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Modern Prison Sketch 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 15 April 1962
Jack tries to trick Mickey Rooney into appearing for free as a guest star on his show. Jack and Mickey are in a sketch depicting a prison in the future year 1985, wherein all the prisoners are pampered.

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny / Benny the Louse
Mickey Rooney ... Himself / Killer Looney
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Iris Adrian ... Abby - Waitress
Ross Elliott ... Freddie - Jack's TV Director
Robert Burton ... Convict
Larry J. Blake ... Convict (as Larry Blake)
Alan Carney ... Warden
Richard Reeves ... Muggsy McGurk - Convict
Robert Patten ... Studio Page
John Monaghan John Monaghan ... Convict
Stephen Courtleigh ... Convict
Chick Sheridan Chick Sheridan ... Convict (as Charles Sheridan)
Eddie Cole Eddie Cole ... Convict
Jane Burgess Jane Burgess ... Woman Photographer
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Storyline

Jack tries to trick Mickey Rooney into appearing for free as a guest star on his show. Jack and Mickey are in a sketch depicting a prison in the future year 1985, wherein all the prisoners are pampered.

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Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1962 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

J&M Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This program is a remake of the same "prison of the future" sketch done with Ernie Kovacs on 25 January 1959, though that time it was cast in 1970, and here it's upped to 1985 .That was a videotaped one however, so don't look for it in the syndication package. See more »

Quotes

Don Wilson: [at the lunch counter] Oh, waitress, waitress! Miss, may we have some menus, please?
Abby - Waitress: We ain't got any.
Jack Benny: No menus? Then how do we know what to order?
Abby - Waitress: [pulls up sleeve] It's tattooed on my arm.
Jack Benny: Well, what happens when they change the bill of fare?
Abby - Waitress: It hurts! What do you think?
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Connections

References Peyton Place (1957) See more »

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