<- Back to 1945
January 6, 1946 – The Hot Dog Man
This is the first EPISODE of Jack Benny with the hot dog man who we later come to know as Mr. Kitzel singing “Pickle in the middle and the mustard on top!”
January 20, 1946 – State Fair
January 27, 1946 – Contest Winners
February 3, 1946 – Concert with the Colmans
Contest winners Names Announced
February 10, 1946 – Guest Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor is the guest star on this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program.
February 17, 1946 – Rochester Lost at Sea …Briefly
Rochester was really lost at sea the week of this EPISODE from 1945.
February 24, 1946 – Palm Springs Shopping
This EPISODE from 1946 will have you singing “Pickle in the middle and the mustard on top!”
March 3, 1946 – Murder Lone Palm
This EPISODE starts a bit slow, but gets really funny at the 10 minute mark when Jack gets to the studio.
March 10, 1946 – Lost Weekend
The Lost Weekend was the Best Picture winner of 1945. In this EPISODE the star of that movie was Benny’s guest.
March 17, 1946 – Dennis Day Returns
In this EPISODE the cast of The Jack Benny Program impersonate the cast of the Fred Allen show.
March 24, 1946 – I Stand Condemned
This EPISODE of the Jack Benny program from 1946 has a surprise guest with a famously creepy voice.
March 31, 1946 – A Sad Soldier Discharged
Listen to this lively EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program recorded at a military base in California.
April 7, 1946 – Weekend at the Acme Plaza
April 14, 1946 – Violin Practice Interrupts Ronald Coleman
April 21, 1946 – Aboard the Saratoga 4 Days Before It Sank
April 28, 1946 – Danny Kaye
In this EPISODE Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day and Phil Harris go to see Danny Kaye’s new movie “The Kid From Brooklyn”.
May 5, 1946 – Leaving For Chicago
All aboard the Chief train to Chicago! Jack Benny and the gang get ready for their upcoming trip.
May 12, 1946 – Chicago Quiz Kids
In this EPISODE Jack Benny is visiting Chicago and challenges The Quiz Kids to a trivia contest.
May 19, 1946 – Fred Allen’s Invitation
In this EPISODE Jack Benny and his cast are in New York, the home of Jack’s rival Fred Allen.
May 26, 1946 – Ed Sullivan Award
Classical music composer David Rose, wrote a song dedicated to Jack Benny called “The Waukegan Concerto”.
September 29, 1946 – Phil and Dennis Have Their Own Shows
This day in 1946 Jack Benny is humming the hit song of the day “South America, Take it Away”.
October 6, 1946 – Calls of Congratulations
It’s Jack Benny’s 15th anniversary on the air and Jack gets calls of congratulations. They tune in to the 1946 World Series on the radio and things don’t quite go as planned.
October 13, 1946 – Charlie McCarthy
Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone walk to the studio and run into Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy.
October 20, 1946 – The Fiddler
In this EPISODE of Jack Benny they joke about cereal that makes noise when you add the cream – *Snap *Crackle *Pop!.
October 27, 1946 – The Quartet Murder
Mary Livingstone orders a “Swiss Cheese” sandwich.
November 3, 1946 – After Halloween
Jack Benny tries to break his contract with the Sportsmen quartet. Plus the Lord Calvert Whiskey ads featuring The Men of Distinction.
November 10, 1946 – Jack Gets a Haircut
Jack fires and re-hires the Sportsmen quartet.
November 17, 1946 – Ronald and Bonita Colman
In this EPISODE from 1946 Jack Benny’s neighbor Ronald Coleman meets loud-mouth baseball manager Leo Durocher.
November 24, 1946 – The Killers
In this EPISODE of Jack Benny the gangster star Edward G Robinson shows up for their version of the suspense thriller “The Killers”.
December 1, 1946 – Guest Phil Baker
After his violin lesson with Professor LeBlanc, Jack Benny does a duet with Phil Baker on accordion.
December 8, 1946 – Christmas Shopping
One of the best of Jack Benny! In this EPISODE from 1946 Jack goes Christmas shopping and can’t decide what kind of shoelaces to get his announcer.
December 15, 1946 – Jack Exchanges Dons Gift
This Jack Benny EPISODE is a fun follow up to the classic Christmas shopping show. Plus they make fun of this car.
December 22, 1946 – Christmas Party at Birmingham General Hospital
December 29, 1946 – Go to a Night Club
-> Proceed to 1947