January 5, 1947 – It’s the Sunday after New Years Day and Jack Benny talks with Don Wilson about the Rose Bowl. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are the guests in a recreation of the movie “To Have and Have Not” where she says the often quoted line “You know how to whistle don’t you…You just put your lips together and blow.”.
December 30, 1945 – It’s the end of the “Why I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest and the letters have been pouring in. Plus Don wilson sings his version of the song “It’s Been a Long, Long Time” only about Lucky Strike Cigarettes.
December 18, 1949 – An unusual Christmas shopping episode. They mention the songs Mule Train and Dear Hearts and Gentle People. They also mention “Mr. Television” Milton Berle, Dancer Arthur Murray and the Hollywood Park Goose Girl or 1947.
December 7, 1941 – The day of the Pearl Harbor attack that would lead to the United States’ entry into WWII. This is a continuation of the previous episode in which Jack Benny plays Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They also mention socialite friends Brenda Frazier and Cobina Wright Jr.
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.