Kenny’s Anniversary (Buck Benny Part 1)

November 15, 1936 – In this early episode it’s singer Kenny Baker’s first anniversary as part of the J-E-L-L-O cast. We head out west for the first in the Buck Benny cowboy saga.

In this episode they mention the comedy team Burns and Allen, the song “I’m an Old Cowhand”, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Duet With Johnny Green

June 27, 1937 – The last show of the season and the bandleader Johnny Green returns to the Jack Benny Program to visit. He is a noteworthy piano player and shows off as he plays a duet with Jack on the violin.

References include Kenny Baker’s movie “Mr. Dodd Takes the Air”, Bing Crosby, Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Charlie McCarthy the dummy, The Queen Mary ocean liner.

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Jack Goes to Dallas (The Sea Around Us)

June 6, 1954 – It’s the last show of the season and Jack Benny is getting ready for a personal appearance in Dallas.

They mention the Irwin Allen documentary “The Sea Around Us”, the book and movie “The Cain Mutiny”, silent film stars Lon Chaney and Charlie Chaplin, the game show “What’s My Line?, and Bing Crosby singing “Come On-A My House”.

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G.I. Jive (Last Grape Nuts)

June 4, 1944 – The last episode sponsored by Grape Nuts Flakes. Dennis Day is gone to Naval training and Phil Harris sings “G.I. Jive”.

Plus songs “A Slip of the Lip Can Sink a Ship”, “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, and Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye.

They mention a number of radio comedies and the soap opera John’s Other Wife. And the actor C. Aubrey Smith.

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