Scoop Benny (Feet Up)

October 5, 1952 – Jack Benny plays a newspaperman.

References include Jack Benny’s first TV show of the season, game 5 of the World Series with ballplayers like Phill Rezzuto and Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, Milton Berle, Rocky Marciano, Ty Cobb, The New Follies at the Burbank Theater, and the songs “Cry” by Johnny Ray, “Kiss of Fire” by Georgia Gibbs, and “Feet Up (Pat Him on the Po Po)” by Guy Mitchell.



Tales of Manhattan

October 25, 1942 – In this episode Jack Benny and the gang do their version on the movie “Tales of Manhattan” starring Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton and Edward G Robinson.

References include the Fred Allen radio show, the Kate Smith radio show, gasoline rationing and Berma-Shave.



Barbara Stanwyck’s House

October 4, 1942 – Jack Takes Two Cadets To Barbara Stanwyck. Don still calls the new sponsor “Grapes Nuts Flakes”, they again listen to their favorite soap opera “The Heartaches of Sally Sutton” Jack is getting ready to give the Maxwell away for scrap in support of the war effort.

References include Bromo-Seltzer in the blue glass bottles, coal minor’s union man John L Lewis, Red Cross blood donation, bandleader Paul Whitman, and the song “Jingle Jangle Jingle”.


Share Your Car (Veronica Lake)

October 4, 1942 – Jack Rounds up the Gang in the Maxwell. It’s the first show for Grape Nuts and Grape Nuts Flakes.

In this episode they mention the “Share Your Car” campaign. Jack’s toupee is compared to the iconic hair of Veronica Lake. Jack sings (“I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle” plus Fibber McGee, the Aldrich Family, Bing Crosby and soap operas.


The Count of Monte JELLO

January 6, 1935 – Jack Talks with Don and Mary about their New Year’s Eve celebration then do their version of “The Count of Monte Cristo”.

References include Mickey Mouse, Popeye the Sailor, playwright George Bernard Shaw, boxer Gene Tunney, and Gimbel’s department store.