The Jack Benny Program 1943

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January 3, 1943 – Bear Hunting

January 10, 1943 – The Sixty-Four Dollar Question

oscar jack benny43January 17, 1943 – Oscar Levant

In this EPISODE Jack Benny is getting ready to play the violin at Carnegie Hall with guest stars Oscar Levant and Joe Besser.



McFarland TwinsJanuary 24, 1943 – The McFarland Twins

Jack Benny talks with his guest bandleaders, The McFarland Twins, about the DC housing shortage.


January 31, 1943 – From Quantico Virginia

February 7, 1943 – Jack Is Late for the Program

February 14, 1943 – From Ontario Canada

February 21, 1943 – Chicago Monument for Jack

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February 28, 1943 – Kit Carson

Jack Benny learns Judo from the military police in training at Fort Custer, Michigan.



Gracie Allen Piano 1943March 7, 1943 – Burns and Allen Host

With Jack Benny sick, Burns and Allen fill in. Gracie practices her “Concerto For Index Finger” which she hopes to play at Carnegie Hall.



march 14, 1943 adMarch 14, 1943 – Phil Harris Returns

Orson Welles fills in for Jack Benny and Phil Harris returns to the program after three months in the Merchant Marines.



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March 21, 1943 – Orson Welles Hosts Again

Host Orson Welles fills in for Jack Benny and takes cast to his movie set.


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March 28, 1943 – Orson Welles Still Hosts

March 28, 1943 – Orson Welles fills in for Jack a third time and does a murder mystery.


rrrh-wolfApril 4, 1943 – Final Orson Welles Host

Little Red Riding Hood with guest host Orson Welles filling in one last time for Jack Benny.


1943-welles steps in3April 11, 1943 – Recovering from Illness

 Jack Benny returns to the show after illness. Orson Welles has been filling in for the past four weeks.



April 18, 1943 – Jack Opens Swimming Pool for the Season

April 25, 1943 – Rochester’s Horse Is in the Kentucky Derby

May 2, 1943 – Renting Eddie Cantor’s House

May 16, 1943 – Rancho Benny

May 23, 1943 – Parachute Jump 

October 10, 1943 – Jack Recalls His African Trip

October 17, 1943 – Casablanca

October 24, 1943 – Algiers

October 31, 1943 – Jack Pretends He Is Going to Brazil 

November 7, 1943 – The Marine Corps

This EPISODE of Jack Benny took place during WWII. They are broadcasting from a US Marine Corps Air Base.


November 14, 1943 – The Lone Palm

November 21, 1943 – Jack Dreams He’s a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving from the front lines! In this EPISODE Jack Benny dreams he is a turkey on Thanksgiving.


November 28, 1943 – Dennis Wants a Raise

December 5, 1943 – Driver’s License Test

Jack Benny has a new car after getting rid of the Maxwell and has to go in for a driver’s test. Download

December 12, 1943 – Dennis’ Mother Visits

December 19, 1943 – Jack and Mary Go Christmas Shopping

December 26, 1943-12-26 Christmas at Jack’s House

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