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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
    • 4.9 • 47 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"

    Anthony Adverse Part 2

    Anthony Adverse Part 2

    October 18, 1936 - Jack Benny has a new movie out called "The Big Broadcast of 1937". Then they continue with a comedy version of the drama "Anthony Adverse". 
    In the episode they mention animal trapper Frank Buck, movie stars Robert Taylor, Clark Gable and Gretta Garbo, bandleader Paul Whiteman, and songs "Jingle Bells" and "Madamoiselle from Armentiers (Hinky Dinky Parlez Vous)".

    • 32 min
    Young Johnny Carson (TV Bonus)

    Young Johnny Carson (TV Bonus)

    November 20, 1955 - Johnny Carson guest stars on the Jack Benny Television Program. Plus Don Wilson, Rochester and Dennis Day.
    Intro featuring John Henderson, Buck Benny, Kathy Fuller-Seeley, and Terry Phillips.
    Watch here: https://youtu.be/l9xAAa9fL4g

    • 37 min
    Anthony Adverse Part 1

    Anthony Adverse Part 1

    October 11, 1936 - Jack Benny and the gang spoof the major motion picture "Anthony Adverse". At least the first half of the movie.
    In the episode they mention The NY Giants World Series loss, radio programs Little Orphan Annie, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Phil Baker, Eddie Cantor, Amos 'n Andy, plus movie stars Carole Lombard, Robert Taylor, Joan Bennett, and Claudette Colbert.

    • 32 min
    Charlie McCarthy (Service Pin)

    Charlie McCarthy (Service Pin)

    October 13, 1946 - Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone walk to the studio and run into Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. 
    References include post-war meat and soap shortages, the honorable discharge lapel button (AKA Raptured Duck), news commentator Gabriel Heatter, Game 6 in the World Series, Hedy Lamar's baby, Bing Crosby, and Fred Allen.

    • 33 min
    Calls of Congratulations (World Series)

    Calls of Congratulations (World Series)

    October 6, 1946 - Jack Benny is celebrating 15 years on the radio! Like last year, he is tuning in to the Word Series.
    In this episode they mention Russian diplomats Gromyko and Molotov, the song "Thy Gypsy", actresses Ingrid Bergman and Betty Grable, bandleader Harry James, radio programs "The Charlie McCarthy Show", and Fred Allen.

    • 33 min
    Garden of Evil (Rehearsal)

    Garden of Evil (Rehearsal)

    October 3, 1954 - A special presentation of the master tape recording of this episode plus selected portions of the rehearsal.
    In this episode they play a jingle written by Jack's arranger Mahlon Merrick. It was the theme song to the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports called "Look Shark / Be Sharp March".
    They mention Irving Berlin's song "No Business Like Show Business". They also mention a couple of new CinemaScope movies, "The Egyptian" and "The Garden of Evil".
     

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

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Wonderful podcast

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Can’t stand Jack Benny because I love him!

This is a fabulous podcast. Thank you!

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