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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 / ... 260 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

Release Date:

28 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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The Jack Benny Show See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Don Wilson: [Poking his head through the curtains] Bob, Bob, quick, give me Jack's pants
Bob Hope: Why do you want Jack's pants?
Don Wilson: Because I had to give him mine.
Bob Hope: You mean, Jack's actually wearing your pants?
Jack: [out of shot] Darn right I am.
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Connections

Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #2.3 (2016) See more »

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Love In Bloom
(theme song)
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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Jack Benny visits Walt Disney
17 January 2001 | by sandiego-4See all my reviews

I just finished watching an hour-long JACK BENNY SHOW from 1965 with perhaps the best guests ever assembled: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, The Beach Boys (introducing some now very classic songs), and Walt Disney! The first skit was a parody of popular shows of that era (The Munsters, The Addams Family, Bewitched, My Mother the Car, The Fugitive, and Peyton Place), but the best skit was an Italian film style version of Mary Poppins with Elke Sommer in the title role, Bob Hope as a chauffeur, and Jack Benny as the father. There is also a great skit with Benny visiting Disney's office asking for free tickets to Disneyland for 110 guests. Lots of music from the Beach Boys and Elke Sommer (who manages to steal every scene, even up against Hope and Benny!). If you find this at an on-line auction somewhere (that's how I found it) it is well worth the investment. A classic the entire family will love.


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