M-O-T-H-E-R (The Big Birdcast)

May 8, 1938 – It’s Mother’s Day and Jack Benny considers himself the mother hen of the cast. This is a day after the Kentucky Derby. Manuel Talcott, the mayor of Jack Benny’s home town of Waukegan, plays a character in the play.

In the episode they mention the WPA (Works Progress Administration), The Jones Family series of movies, Clark Gable, Loretta Young, and a cartoon short featuring Jack Benny called “The Big Birdcast”.


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