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.


Jack Warner (Ford Theater)

February 20, 1949 – Jack Benny is planning to do his movie “The Horn Blows at Midnight” on The Ford Theater radio program. Jack Warner of the Warner Brothers Studio calls to try and talk him out if it.

References include Al Jolson, Sam Goldwyn, William Paley, Clark Gable, Jane Russell, movies “The Adventures of Don Juan”, “Life with Father”, “Key Largo”, “John Loves Mary”, “Johnny Belinda”, and “The Treasure of Sierra Madre” and the song “The Dance of the Hours”.


Mr. Finque (Jack’s Birthday)

February 13, 1949 – It’s Jack Benny’s birthday and everyone sings Happy Birthday except one guy in the audience.

References include, Eddie Cantor, Errol Flynn, King Midas, Honest John’s used cars, Pyramid Clubs, the songs “Buttons and Bows” and “Columbia, Gem of the Ocean”.