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Jack Benny’s “Grass Reek” Punch Line Discovered After 65 Years. Pop Culture Connection

    • Society & Culture

On December 3rd, 1950 Mary Livingston fluffed her straight line near the end of a live radio broadcast of the Jack Benny Show.  The audience laughed and applauded so long and loudly that Jack didn't have time to utter his punch line. That line had been lost to the ages until an original script was recently uncovered at Notre Dame University.

This podcast marks the first time that punch line has been made public.

Enjoy the story behind this legendary mistake, and hear the punch line as it was originally written.

On December 3rd, 1950 Mary Livingston fluffed her straight line near the end of a live radio broadcast of the Jack Benny Show.  The audience laughed and applauded so long and loudly that Jack didn't have time to utter his punch line. That line had been lost to the ages until an original script was recently uncovered at Notre Dame University.

This podcast marks the first time that punch line has been made public.

Enjoy the story behind this legendary mistake, and hear the punch line as it was originally written.

19 min

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