The Jack Benny Program 1937

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The Knocking ManJanuary 3, 1937 – The Knocking Man

Knock Knock Knock. This is the first episode with The Knocking Man, and also the beginning of the Benny / Allen Feud.


January 10, 1937 – Fred Allen Feud Begins

After Jack Benny’s little comment last week, Fred Allen really ramps up the feud on his show and Jack is not happy.


January 17, 1937 – Buck Jones

Jack and the cast continue the Buck Benny saga with a special guest star – Universal Pictures western star Buck Jones.


January 24, 1937 – Dinner at Phil’s

Jack Practices The Bee as the feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen ramps up.


January 31, 1937 – Lucy Belle

Jack Benny says he will play ‘The Bee’ next Sunday. In the mean time Jack has Nightmares of Fred Allen.


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February 7, 1937 – Ready to Play The Bee

After hearing 10-year-old Stuart Canin play Schubert’s “The Bee” on The Fred Allen Program, Jack Benny is Ready to play “The Bee” himself.


February 14, 1937 – Jack Benny’s Birthday

On Jack Benny’s birthday, radio bandleader Ben Bernie shows up and offers to lend Jack his violin so that he can play “The Bee” and settle the feud with Fred Allen.


This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Brewsters_poster.jpgFebruary 21, 1937 – Brewster’s Millions

Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone had starred in this week’s episode of the Lux Radio Theater in a play called “Brewster’s Millions”.


February 28, 1937 – Jack’s Violin Returned

A racehorse named Seabiscuit was fast becoming famous.


March 7, 1937 – Stuart Canin

Broadcasting from New York City at the height of the Benny / Allen feud, the boy who started it all, 10-year-old violinist Stuart Canin is a guest.


March 14, 1937 – Jack Benny vs Fred Allen

From the Hotel Peirre in New York Jack Benny Faces off against Fred Allen in the Fight of the Century! Plus Mary Livingstone Sings.


March 21, 1937 – From New York

March 28, 1937 – The Train Porter

April 4, 1937 – Back from New York

April 11, 1937 – Guests Burns and Allen

April 18, 1937 – Lady Milicent’s Husband

April 25, 1937 – In the Spring

May 2, 1937 – Buck Benny Party

Jack Benny does his best impression of Ed Wynn as he celebrates his 5th Radio Anniversary in this EPISODE from 1937.


May 9, 1937 – Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day Jack Benny does a school house play. Listen carefully for the Donald Duck joke.


April 16, 1937 – Ah Wildernes

April 23, 1937 – Jack is Sick

April 30, 1937 – Death at Midnight Part 1

May 6, 1937 – Death at Midnight Part 2

June 13, 1937 – Mary’s Movie

In this EPISODE they visit the set of Mary Livingstone’s movie!


June 20, 1937 – Jack’s Movie

In this EPISODE from 1937 they mention the 58-year-old genius Albert Einstein


johnnygreenJune 27, 1937 – Duet with Johnny Green

In this EPISODE Jack Benny’s former bandleader Johnny Green returns to show off his amazing piano playing talent in a duet with Jack on the violin.


1937 Movie Previews (Bonus)

Paramount is on the air! Check out this radio show EPISODE with Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone’s movies.


October 3, 1937 – Abe Lyman
East Coast vs West Coast

October 10, 1937 – Jack What’s-His-Name

October 24, 1937 – Jack Buys the Maxwell

October 31, 1937 – Halloween Farm Party

Celebrate Halloween with Jack Benny on the violin and Mary Livingstone singing.


November 7, 1937 – The Life of Buck Benny

lost_horizon1937movieNovember 21, 1937 – Lost Horizon

November 21, 1937 – In this EPISODE they spoof the 1937 Ronald Colman movie “Lost Horizon” directed by Frank Capra.


November 28, 1937 – Jack Cooked the Turkey

December 5, 1937 – The Big Game

December 12, 1937 – Christmas Shopping

December 19, 1937 – Little Red Riding Hood

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