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The Jack Benny Show AKA The Jello Program AKA The Lucky Strike Program aired from the 1930's right through to the 1950's. Each week your host, John Henderson, brings an episode from that week 60-80 years ago. It's old, yet still as funny as ever. "The Jack Benny program, starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and yours truly Don Wilson"

The Jack Benny Show AKA The Jello Program AKA The Lucky Strike Program aired from the 1930's right through to the 1950's. Each week your host, John Henderson, brings an episode from that week 60-80 years ago. It's old, yet still as funny as ever. "The Jack Benny program, starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and yours truly Don Wilson"
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Waukegan, IL

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The Jack Benny Show AKA The Jello Program AKA The Lucky Strike Program aired from the 1930's right through to the 1950's. Each week your host, John Henderson, brings an episode from that week 60-80 years ago. It's old, yet still as funny as ever. "The Jack Benny program, starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and yours truly Don Wilson"

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English


Episodes

Jack Gives 50 Cents Away

4/19/2018
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April 9, 1950 - This is a famously good episode (many collections label it "Jack gives 50 cents to a bum"). Frank Fontaine plays the homeless man as well as Winston Churchill, Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy.

Duration:00:39:50

Jack Plays Gracie (BONUS)

4/16/2018
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April 11, 1954 - BONUS EPISODE - On the Jack Benny television program the guests are George Burns and Gracie Allen. But Gracie is late o Jack dresses up as Gracie and does her routine.

Duration:00:26:27

Jack Hasn't Received New Contract

4/11/2018
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April 11, 1954 - A short history of the Jack Benny radio show before the episode starts. Jack hasn't received a new contract from the sponsor to renew the show for another year. In the episode they mention Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Abbot & Costello and the jingle for Papermate pens. Plus Amy Vanderbilt appears in the commercial, Lucky Strike cigarette in hand, to promote her new book on etiquette.

Duration:00:36:53

Secret of the Psychiatrist

4/4/2018
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March 4, 1954 - Rochester is Spring cleaning, Dennis wants to join the Navy and Jack sits down to read a book. In the book Jack plays a psychiatrist and Mel Blanc thinks he is a refrigerator.

Duration:00:32:52

Ozzie and Harriet

3/28/2018
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March 27, 1949 - Jack Benny and the gang are spring cleaning when they get a phone call from Ozzie Nelson and Harriet.

Duration:00:32:51

Hunchback of Notre Dame (Orson Welles)

3/21/2018
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March 17, 1940 - Orson Welles is guest star in the prime of his career! He teaches Jack Benny how to act in dramatic roles in hopes of winning an Oscar. The first dramatic role Jack will perform is grunting as Quasimodo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame".

Duration:00:32:27

Mr. Benny Goes To Washington

3/14/2018
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March 10, 1940 - The skit in this episode is their version of Frank Capra's "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" with Jack Benny in the role Jimmy Stewart played on the screen.

Duration:00:33:11

Gracie For President

3/7/2018
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March 4, 1940 - Back frothier ki trip Jack Benny tries to do his show but keep getting interrupted. They talk about the Oscars, Andy Devine stops by, and Gracie Allen comes to campaign for her joke presidential run.

Duration:01:05:37

Birthday in Yosemite (Rover Boys)

2/28/2018
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February 25, 1940 - The last part in the Yosemite series of the Jack Benny Show. Jack is laid up in bed after a skiing accident last week. Plus they reference the Pulp Magazine stories and the youth fiction book series "The Rover Boys".

Duration:00:33:09

Skiing at Yosemite

2/20/2018
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February 18, 1940 - In the only serial of it's kind on the JELL-O Program, Jack Benny and the gang finally arrive in Yosemite to ski. Jack has been boasting about his skiing abilities, but now faced with the danger he tries to avoid the slopes.

Duration:00:32:33

Arriving at Yosemite

2/14/2018
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February 11, 1940 - Jack and the gang are driving to Yosemite. Jack is compared to racer driver Barney Oldfield.

Duration:00:32:38

Leaving for Yosemite (Tommy Manville)

2/7/2018
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February 4, 1940 - This is part of a rare mini-series in the Jack benny Show. Jack and the gang have just finished a live show in Oakland, CA. Then they are on their way to Yosemite. They mention millionaire playboy Tommy Manville.

Duration:01:04:45

Murder on the Bay Bridge

1/31/2018
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January 28, 1940 - Jack Benny and the gang are on location in Oakland, California in support of The March of Dimes raising money to fight Infantile Paralysis (Polio).

Duration:01:03:16

Jack's Girlfriend (Gladys Zybysko)

1/24/2018
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January 21, 1940 - Jack is trying to get his girlfriend, Gladys Zybysko on the phone. Z-Y-B-Y-S-K-O

Duration:01:05:01

Violin Movie (Intermezzo)

1/17/2018
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January 14, 1940 - Jack Benny plays the violin so it's only natural that he would spoof the violin movie Intermezzo with Leslie Howard and Ingrid Bergman.

Duration:01:05:55

Jimmy Stewart

1/10/2018
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January 9, 1949 - It snowed in LA. Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone are having lunch at the restaurant for famous people "The Brown Derby". They run into Jimmy Stewart.

Duration:01:03:28

New Year's (War Baseball)

1/3/2018
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January 2, 1944 - Fun banter at the beginning of the episode as always. After Dennis Day's song they look back on 1943 with the allegory of The World Series: The Axis vs The Allies.

Duration:01:05:17

Shocked at Christmas (Jack as Santa)

12/24/2017
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December 25, 1949 - This episode was broadcast live on Christmas day. They flash back to Christmas Eve where Jack Benny is putting lights on his Christmas tree. Stay tunes after the show for a portion if the Phil Harris show where Jack dresses up as Santa.

Duration:01:20:01

Jack Exchanges Dons Gift

12/19/2017
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December 15, 1946 - Jack Benny tries to exchange the gift of shoelaces that he got Don Wilson for Christmas. Mary Livingstone is replaced last minute and Phil Harris and Dennis Day have their own shows. Plus the Silex Coffee Maker and the new 1947 Studebaker Starlight Coupe.

Duration:01:06:21

Christmas Shopping (Shoelaces)

12/11/2017
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December 8, 1946 - The first of the classic Jack Benny Christmas shopping episode with Mel Blanc. They later took this basic concept and made it into a timeless Jack Benny television episode.

Duration:00:32:37

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