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Jack Benny/Joe Namath/Elke Sommer 

Jack Benny discusses his recent shows in England; New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath (book "A Matter of Style"); Elke Sommer (play "A Shot in the Dark"). Doc demonstrates tobacco spitting; Johnny tries chewing tobacco.

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Himself - Host
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Tommy Newsom ...
Himself - Substitute Bandleader
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Himself
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Bobby Sandler ...
Himself (credit only)
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Frederick De Cordova ...
Himself - Producer (as Fred de Cordova)
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The comedy segment is advising the audience of the effects of Phase Four of President Nixon's anti-inflation program of price and wage controls. Jack Benny talks about his trip to London and Paris, and performing in London; he comments on wanting to do shows that mentioned neither Watergate nor the UK's recent sex scandal involving Lord Lambton, a plan which inadvertently went awry. He says his wife of 46 years (Mary Livingstone) spent all the money he earned in Paris. He also says he didn't like Paris because he was rarely recognized, although some people knew him from his movie To Be or Not to Be; he and Johnny discuss celebrities' attitudes on being recognized in public, and Benny recalls a pre-revolution trip to Havana. Elke Sommer says she is learning more of America by doing a stage show that travels. Johnny asks if she uses her real name; she says she changed her last name because her real one, Schletz, was similar to a beer brand. She says she prefers shy men to forward ones, ... Written by lenab9011

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Comedy | Talk-Show

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20 July 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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References The Gal Who Took the West (1949) See more »

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Johnny's Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Anka and Johnny Carson
Performed by The Tonight Show Band
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