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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"

This Day in Jack Benny John Henderson

    • Comedy
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

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"

    Jack Benny on the Quiz Kids (Bonus)

    Jack Benny on the Quiz Kids (Bonus)

    April 7, 1941 - This Bonus Episode features Jack as a guest on the Quiz Kids Program! Plus clips of Walt Disney and Fred Allen.

    • 32 min
    USO Show in Paris 1945

    USO Show in Paris 1945

    June 28, 1945 - Jack Benny, Larry Adler and Martha Tilton starting their USO tour in Paris.
    They mention the fall of Berlin, the Folies Bergère music hall, the Davis Cup tennis tournament, Bob Hope, Jasha Heifetz, Van Johnson and Duffy's Tavern.
    Enjoy the show!

    • 31 min
    "Babes in the Woods" This is My Best

    "Babes in the Woods" This is My Best

    May 29, 1945 - Jack Benny guest stars in the radio play "Babes in the Woods" from the program "This is My Best".

    • 29 min
    Portable TV Set

    Portable TV Set

    May 23, 1954 - Jack's trip to Las Vegas is disscussed as well as Jack's last television show of the season featuring Bob Hope, as well as Dennis Day's TV Show.
    References include the portable Crosley TV set, dialing information (1-1-3), "My Sin" perfume, The Good Humor man, Marylin Monroes and her husband Joe DiMaggio, Frank Sinatra's song "Young At Heart", Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, 

    • 33 min
    Rita Hayworth

    Rita Hayworth

    May 20, 1945 - In San Francisco Jack Benny is joined by actress Rita Hayworth, Governer Earl Warren and harmonica player Larry Adler. 
    This is just after the German Surrender. References include Orson Welles, Bing Crosby in "Going My Way", and Jack Benny's movie "The Horn Blows at Midnight".

    • 33 min
    Victory in Europe (The Vault)

    Victory in Europe (The Vault)

    May 13, 1945 - Jack is going to San Francisco. It is Mother's Day, the Sunday after V-E Day and Jack Benny is getting ready for a trip, so he gets some money from his vault.
    References include Truman, Churchill, and Eisenhower, the Adjusted Service Rating (soldiers with 85 points could go home), J. Edger Hoover, actor Errol Flynn, songwriter Cole Porter, and singer Bing Crosby.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

popocups ,

Binge listening

I love Jack, and it’s great to have a collection to keep him and the gang alive. The preambles before each program are excellent and professional and contribute to the enjoyment. I binge listen.

GaryGKeith ,

Really good!!

Really enjoy this podcast and highly recommend it to everyone. John does some initial explanations that are always really interesting and then straight into the latest episode.

Joeen ,

The best!

This is the best Jack Benny podcast ever! The podcast host is not long winded like others. He gives you information regarding references made in the show and that’s it - on with the show!

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