The Jack Benny Program 1945

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January 7, 1945 – The Vault

This is the debut episode of Jack Benny’s vault, the racetrack tout, and Mel Blank’s train announcer who always announces “Anaheim, Azusa and Cucamonga”.

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mrsnussbaumJanuary 14, 1945 – Mrs. Nussbaum’s Restaurant

Broadcasting from New York, this episode features Fred Allen.

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January 21, 1945 – Ice Skating in Central Park

January 28, 1945 – From Mitchell Field with Ann Sheridan

February 4, 1945 – From St Albans Naval Hospital in New York

February 11, 1945 – From Glen View AFB, Illinois

February 18, 1945 – From St Joseph Missouri

February 25, 1945 – Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver

March 4, 1945 – From Hollywood Train Station

March 11, 1945 – How Jack Met Rochester

March 18, 1945 – How Jack Found Mary

March 25, 1945 – Murder Mystery


April 1, 1945 – How Jack Met Phil Harris

Jack Benny has received the honorary title of “Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska” and it’s going to his head.

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April 8, 1945 – Torney Hospital in Palm Springs

April 22, 1945 – 29 Palms Air Station

April 29, 1945 – Professor LeBlanc

May 6, 1945 – How Jack Hired Don Wilson

May 13, 1945 – Jack Is Going to San Francisco

May 20, 1945 – In San Francisco


May 27, 1945 – Larry Adler

It’s the last show of the season before Jack Benny goes on his USO tour in Europe with harmonica player Larry Adler.

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September 30, 1945 – Steve Bradley Publicity Man

October 7, 1945 – Listening to the World Series


October 14, 1945 – Gaslight

Ingrid Bergman reprises her Oscar-winning role in “Gaslight”.

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October 21, 1945 – Racehorse Dream

In this EPISODE Jack Benny and the gang talk about the latest horse race. Plus Tokyo Rose.

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October 28, 1945 – Publicity Stunt

In this EPISODE Jack Benny runs a publicity stunt and news commentator Erskine Johnson plays himself with the scoop.

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November 4, 1945 – Jack in Bed

November 11, 1945 – Joe Louis Acts As Jack’s Bodyguard


November 18, 1945 – Birmingham Hospital

Broadcasting from Birmingham Hospital in Van Nuys, California. Prize fighter Joe Louis wants Jack Benny to teach him comedy.

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November 25, 1945 – Tire Trouble

December 2, 1945 I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Contest

December 9, 1945 – Jack Is Invited to the Colman’s for Dinner

December 16, 1945 – Hello Louella


December 23, 1945 – The English Butler

The Colemans visit Jack Benny for Christmas dinner in this EPISODE from 1945.

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December 30, 1945 – End of the “Can’t Stand Benny” Contest

Thousands of people sent in letters (50 words or less) as part of a contest in 1945. Listeners were told to finish the sentence “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Because…”. In this EPISODE Jack gets the letters in the mail.

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