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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"

Language:

English


Episodes

Sorry Wrong Number

10/15/2017
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October 17, 1948 - "Sorry Wrong Number" is the most acclaimed radio drama of all time! In this episode Barbra Stanwick guest stars to re-create the role she plays on the big screen. Then Jack Benny gets his own wrong number.

Duration: 00:32:54


First Phil Harris

10/8/2017
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October 4, 1936 - It's the first show of the season and the first ever episode with Phil Harris. During the break the JELL-O program was taken over by Don Wilson! Plus references to Shirley Temple, Fred MacMurray and a record-breaking transatlantic flight.

Duration: 01:03:55


Polly Goes to Psychiatrist (Smog)

10/1/2017
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September 27, 1953 - Listen as Mel Blanc does the jingle for Papermate Pens as Polly the parrot. With references to Liberace, Benny Goodman, Lady Esther Cosmetics, The Bob Crosby Television show and the Jack Benny Television Show. Plus a weighing machine, a phone booth and Los Angeles Smog.

Duration: 00:32:36


Captain Horatio Hornblower

9/24/2017
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September 23, 1951 - Jack Benny does his version of the Gregory Peck movie "Captain Horatio Hornblower". Plus they talk about popular music like Rosemary Clooney's "Come On-A My House" and Nat King Cole's "Too Young".

Duration: 00:32:24


USO Tour in Korea

9/17/2017
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September 16, 1951 - Jack Benny is back from his tour entertaining the troops in Korea along with Errol Flynn and a host if others. Plus references to Dagmar's Canteen, and Disney's Alice in Wonderland.

Duration: 00:29:53


Phil Replaced by Bob Crosby

9/10/2017
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September 14, 1952 - The first show of the season. Phil Harris has been replaced by Bob Crosby.

Duration: 00:31:43


Part 2 The Movies

9/3/2017
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John Henderson talks with filmmaker, movie podcaster and Jack Benny fan Zach Eastman about the Jack Benny Movies from To Be or Not To Be (1942) to The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945).

Duration: 00:30:59


Part 1 The Movies

8/30/2017
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John Henderson talks with filmmaker, movie podcaster and Jack Benny fan Zach Eastman about the Jack Benny Movies from Transatlantic Merry Go Round (1934) to George Washington Slept Here (1942).

Duration: 00:51:27


Screen Guild Theater

8/27/2017
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October 20, 1940 - Jack Benny was the guest star on "The Gulf Screen Guild Theater" radio show with Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone.

Duration: 00:32:37


Chuck Schaden Interview (Speaking of Radio)

8/23/2017
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John Henderson talks with Chuck Schaden, from SpeakingOfRadio.com and who interviewed Jack Benny for "Those Were The Days", an Old Time Radio nostalgia broadcast started in 1970.

Duration: 00:39:56


Fred Allen Interviews Jack Benny

8/20/2017
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June 19, 1940 - Jack Benny is a guest on Town Hall Tonight, Fred Allen's radio show. Everyone at this time knew that Fred Allen and Jack Benny hated each other (as a gag on the radio). In this episode Jack and Fred pretend not to recognize each other as they make cutting jabs.

Duration: 00:49:05


Radio, TV and Script Archive

8/16/2017
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Dan Einstein talks about the Jack Benny Collections at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Plus Jeanette Berard from the Thousand Oaks Library American Radio Archive talk about their collection of Jack Benny Scripts.

Duration: 00:26:51


Radio Guide (John Barrymore)

8/13/2017
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January 19, 1940 - Bob Hope, Baby Snooks, Fibber McGee and Molly and Jack Benny team up for this variety program to promote Radio Guide Magazine's new explanation into movies.

Duration: 00:31:57


SPERDVAC Interview

8/9/2017
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Larry Gassman from The Society To Preserve and Encourage Radio Drama, Variety and Comedy talks about the good old days of old time radio nostalgia, plus meet-ups, conventions and OTR celebrities!

Duration: 00:30:17


March of Dimes (Polio)

8/6/2017
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January 20, 1940 - Jack Benny appears with Eddie Cantor on The March of Dimes special Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday. The program was in support of the fight against polio. Plus an interview with Jack's writers, producers and the guy who plays "The Knocking Man".

Duration: 00:24:37


Eddie Green and Rochester (Elva Green Interview)

8/2/2017
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John Henderson interviews Elva Green about the book she wrote about her father Eddie Green. The book is called "Eddie Green: The Rise of an Early 1900s Black American Entertainment Pioneer". We also talk about Rochester and her family's personal connection.

Duration: 01:01:16


Baby Snooks with Jack Benny

7/30/2017
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November 21, 1940 - Jack Benny is the guest on The Maxwell House Coffee Time featuring Baby Snooks and Daddy.

Duration: 00:32:49


Caleb the Kid Interview

7/26/2017
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My interview with Caleb Daven a very young Jack Benny fan.

Duration: 00:26:25


More with Steve Darnall

7/23/2017
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Part 2 of my interview with Steve Darnall of Nostalgia Digest magazine. We talk all about the Jack Benny supporting characters. Plus vintage clips!

Duration: 00:30:29


Nostalgia Digest Interview

7/19/2017
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Part one of an interview with Steve Darnall of Nostalgia Digest a magazine about old things vintage, from old radio to classic Hollywood and more.

Duration: 00:22:40

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