November 30, 1941 – Jack Benny plays both Jekyll and Hyde in this episode’s spoof of the Spencer Tracy move. In the episode they mention the song “Why don’t we do this more often?”. They also mention the movie Jack is filming the movie “To Be or Not to Be”.
November 15, 1942 – From the Naval Air Station at Terminal Island Jack Benny and the gang perform for the men stationed there. Dennis Day brings his new girlfriend…movie star Dottie Lamour! Plus Popeye the sailor, WWI flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Phil Harris’ song “I’m a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas”, Veronica Lake, Hedda Hopper’s hats and more.
November 8, 1942 – This episode has a bit of sound issues at the end. The beginning is pretty funny, so its worth a listen. Jack Benny is the newly elected sidewalk inspector for Beverly Hills. They mention “Kalamazoo” by Glenn Miller, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, campaign manager Jim Farley, and the fuller brush girl at the door. Plus Jack Benny was on Take it Or Leave It and a guest from Lum and Abner.
October 14, 1945 – After returning from a USO tour entertaining the groups with Ingrid Berman, Jack Benny invites her on his show to reprise her Oscar-winning role in “Gaslight”. It was recorded for a live audience of newly liberated WWII prisoners of War.
November 5, 1944 – This episode of the Jack Benny Show features guests Amos and Andy, Mrs.Nussbaum, and Mentalist Jack Dunninger. This is the first episode with new singer Larry Stevens. Plus references to Charles Boyer in Gaslight, Peter Lorre, Van Johnson and mens sock garters.
October 31, 1937 – Jack Benny and the gang go to the Andy Devine Farm for a Halloween party. They mention Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy and they talk about the speech Jack Benny gave at the testimonial dinner for Eddie Cantor’s 25th anniversary in show business.
October 26, 1941 – Jack Benny wants to play the most dramatic role in “Dive Bomber”, the movie starring Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray and Ralph Bellamy. Plus they mention “Arsenic and Old Lace” a dark comedy on the broadway stage.