A great EPISODE of Jack Benny with a guest star reprising her movie role…sort of.
January 14, 1940 – Violin Movie
Jack Benny plays one of the world’s great violinists in this EPISODE’s spoof of the 1939 Ingrid Bergman movie “Intermezzo”.
Jack Benny and his cast are featured in this variety show EPISODE to promote the launch of “Movie & Radio Guide”.
January 21, 1940 – Jack’s Girlfriend
Jack Benny tries to call his girlfriend in this EPISODE from 1940. That’s Z-Y-B-Y-S-K-O
This EPISODE of Jack Benny was recorded live for a huge crowd in Oakland, CA to raise money for Polio research.
In this EPISODE of the March of Dimes Jack Benny and Eddie Cantor do an old school vaudeville routine.
February 4, 1940 – Leaving for Yosemite
This EPISODE of Jack Benny picks up just after their live show. It ends as a “to be continued” with the gang on the way to Yosemite.
February 11, 1940 – Arriving at Yosemite
Jack and the gang are driving to Yosemite. Jack is compared to racer driver Barney Oldfield.
February 18, 1940 – Skiing at Yosemite
In the only serial of it’s kind on the JELL-O Program, Jack Benny and the gang finally arrive in Yosemite to ski.
February 25, 1940 – Birthday In Yosemite
In this EPISODE from 1940 Jack Benny is in bed on his birthday after his skiing accident and Frank Nelson is the doctor! Plus, Mary jokes about the Rover Boys…wait, who are the Rover Boys?
March 3, 1940 – Gracie for President
Gracie Allen shows up to campaign for president in this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1940.
March 10, 1940 – Mr.Benny Goes to Washington
In this EPISODE from 1940 Jack Benny takes on Jimmy Stewart’s role in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”.
March 17, 1940 – Hunchback of Notre Dame
Orson Welles teaches Jack Benny acting in this EPISODE from 1940. Jack learns to grunt like Quasimodo.
In this EPISODE of Orson Welles’ dramatic radio program, Jack Benny is the guest star.
March 24, 1940 – Pinocchio Trailer
March 31, 1940 – Pinocchio
April 7, 1940 – Jack Revives Buck Benny
April 14, 1940 – Preparing to Go to New York by Train
April 21, 1940 – From the Ritz Theater NY
What if the Jack Benny film “Buck Benny Rides Again” was an old radio episode? Listen to find out.
April 28, 1940 – Buck Benny at the Paramount Theater
May 5, 1940 – Clown Hall Tonight
May 12, 1940 – Returns on a Plane
May 19, 1940 – Northwest Passage
“Hors d’oeuvre: A Ham Sandwich Cut into 40 Pieces.” Classic joke from this EPISODE of Jack Benny.
In this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program Rochester buys a racehorse on an installment plan.
“What’s going on here!” Dennis Day is hilarious in this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program from June of 1940.
Henreeee, Henry Aldrich! makes a guest appearance in the 1940 season finale of the Jack Benny Program.
In this EPISODE from 1940 Jack Benny is interviewed by Fred Allen. The most passive-aggressive feud yet.
October 6, 1940 – Jack Tells His Childhood Story
October 13, 1940 – Phil Tries to Collect a World Series Bet
In this EPISODE from October 1940, Jack Benny tries to trade in his old Maxwell for this new luxury convertible.
In this EPISODE Jack Benny tries to replace Basil Rathbone as the love of Claudette Colbert in a radio play.
October 27, 1940 – Hold That Line
November 10, 1940 – Dog Catcher of Beverly Hills
November 17, 1940 – Jack Waits to See a Movie Director
In this variety show EPISODE from 1940 Jack Benny is featured alongside Baby Snooks.
November 24, 1940 – Jack Is Held up on His Way to Don’s House
December 8, 1940 – Don Is Mad and Walks Out
December 15, 1940 – From the Ritz Hotel in New York
Jack Benny and Fred Allen Star in the movie “Love Thy Neighbor”. This EPISODE is a radio preview of the movie.
December 22, 1940 – Christmas Shopping