Elephant Umbrella Stand (Ann Blyth)

January 18, 1953 – Jack Benny goes with Mary to an auction and Dennis Day’s brother, James McNulty, made plans to marry actress Ann Blyth. Plus references to Lady Godiva, the song Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Roy Rogers, and Bob Hope.

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Kids Impersonate Jack Benny

February 22, 1953 – Kids of the Beverly Hill Beavers do their version of The Jack Benny Show! This is a re-used script from April 23, 1950.  This is also an episode where the rehearsal was recorded: February 15, 1953.

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In this episode they mention hula dancer Hilo Hattie.

Kids Impersonate Jack Benny (Rerun)

February 20, 1955 – Kids of the Beverly Hill Beavers do their version of The Jack Benny Show! This is a re-run from February 22, 1953, which itself was a re-used script from April 23, 1950.  This is also an episode where the rehearsal was recorded from February 15, 1953.

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In this episode they mention hula dancer Hilo Hattie.

Road to Bali (Bob Hope)

January 11, 1953 – Jack Benny does a spoof of “Road to Bali”, the new movie starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. The surprise guest star is Bob Hope. In the episode they also mention Jerry Colonna, and president elect Eisenhower just a couple of weeks before his inauguration.

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Mary Martin

November 17, 1940 – Jack Benny is co-starring in the movie “Love Thy Neighbor” with Fred Allen and Mary Martin. Jack goes to the studio to see the director Mark Sandrich and convince him to have the premiere in his home town of Waukegan, Ill. This episode is sometimes called Jack Waits to See a Movie Director.

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Dog Catcher (Soda Jerk)

November 10, 1940 – It’s the week of the elections and in Beverly Hills Jack Benny has been elected dog catcher. Meanwhile, Jack and Fred Allen are making a movie and can’t decide where to have the premier. The play this week is called “Murder at the Soda Fountain”.

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