The Jack Benny Program 1948

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January 4, 1948 – Jack Tries to Get Tickets for the Rose Bowl

January 11, 1948 – Going to Denver for March-Of-Dimes Benefit

January 18, 1948 – In Denver for March-Of-Dimes Benefit 


January 25, 1948 – Train to Hollywood

Kubelsky? Listen for Jack Benny’s real name in this EPISODE from 1948.

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February 1, 1948 – Jack and Mary See Colman’s Movie

February 8, 1948 – Nightmare Alley

February 15, 1948 – Jack Turns 39

February 22, 1948 – Guest Frank Sinatra

February 29, 1948 – Jack’s Girlfriend Gladys Comes to Rehearsal

March 7, 1948 – Jack Benny Is the Walking Man

March 14, 1948 – Winner of the Walking Man Contest


March 21, 1948 – Ronald Coleman’s Oscar

This EPISODE of Jack Benny aired the day after the Academy Awards in 1948.

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March 28, 1948 – Jack Is Robbed!

“Your money or your life.” Listen to the EPISODE from 1948 that is still talked about today.

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April 4, 1948 – Bing Crosby’s Oscar

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program from 1948 Jack visits Bing Crosby hoping to borrow his Oscar!

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April 11, 1948 – From Palm Springs

April 18, 1948 – Charlie Farrell

April 25, 1948 – Dorothy Kirsten


May 2, 1948 – Frank Sinatra

In this EPISODE from 1948 Jack Benny tries to negotiate with Frank Sinatra on his singing fee

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May 9, 1948 – Ronald Colman’s Oscar Returned

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny the stolen Oscar is finally returned…or was it ever gone? And they mention Annie.

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May 16, 1948 – Robert Taylor

May 23, 1948 – The Egg and I

May 30, 1948 – I was framed


June 6, 1948 – Leaving for Detroit

Great EPISODE of Jack Benny. Phil Harris and Alice Faye are compared to the Toni Twins from this home perm ad.

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June 13, 1948 – Detroit

In this EPISODE from Detroit, Don Wilson says “I carry quite a bit of weight in this town.” Listen for the response.

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June 20, 1948 – Baseball and Bob Hope

In this EPISODE from 1948 Jack Benny is in Cleveland with Bob Hope!

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June 27, 1948 – From New York

The last show of the season 1948.

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October 3, 1948 – Jack Hears an Echo

October 10, 1948 – The World Series


October 17, 1948 – Sorry Wrong Number

In this EPISODE Jack Benny has his own version of the 1948 film “Sorry Wrong Number”.

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October 24, 1948 – The Colman’s Have Dinner at Jack’s

October 31, 1948 – Trick or Treating

November 7, 1948 – Jack Sees Psychiatrist

November 14, 1948 – Mary is Late

November 21, 1948 – The Advertising Agency

November 28, 1948 – How We Spent Thanksgiving

December 5, 1948 – Professor La Blanc Gives Jack a Violin Lesson

December 12, 1948 – Jack Tries to Relax at Home

December 19, 1948 – Wallet for Don at Christmas

December 22, 1948 – CBS Special
Unbroadcast

December 26, 1948 – Last show for NBC

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The Jack Benny Program 1947

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January 5, 1947 – Bogie and Bacall

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1947 Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are the guests in a recreation of the movie “To Have and Have Not” that goes awry.

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January 12, 1947 – Burns and Allen Tune In

In this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program George Burns and Gracie Allen visit. Listen to find out why Gracie tries to kiss Jack.

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January 19, 1947 – Borris Karloff

January 26, 1947 – Margie


February 2, 1947 – It’s a Wonderful Life

After seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the movies Jack Benny meets and angel who shows him what it would be like if he had never been born. They also happen to run into Frank Capra, in this EPISODE from 1947.

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February 9, 1947 – What Happens After the Show Goes off the Air

February 16, 1947 – Jack’s Birthday Party


February 23, 1947 – Jack Fires The Sportsmen

In this memoirs Jack Benny said that he was particularly proud of his timing in this episode.

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March 2, 1947 – Quartet Has Been Fired

In this EPISODE we find out what happens after Jack Benny fires the Sportsman quartet. The sponsor is not happy.

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March 9, 1947 – Replacement Quartet

In this EPISODE Jack Benny on his violin is compared to the latest horror movie in theaters.

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March 13, 1947 – Jack Benny Hosts 1947 Oscars

Listen to this BONUS EPISODE of the 19th Academy Awards Ceremony hosted by Jack Benny.

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March 16, 1947 – After the Oscars

in this EPISODE Jack Benny introduces his new quartet – Dennis Day, Andy Russell, Dick Haymes and Bing Crosby.

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March 23, 1947 – Sportsmen Quartet is Back

In this EPISODE from 1947 Mary Livingstone is gardening and Jack Benny silently wonders if he can use Vigoro Plant Grow on his head.

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April 6, 1947 – The Life of Jack Benny


April 13, 1947 – Jack Fixes a Phonograph

Listen to the intro to this EPISODE for a clipping from a Newsweek cover story about Jack Benny

Right now Jack Benny is the funniest man on radio.
-Newsweek March 31, 1947

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April 20, 1947 – The Egg and I

April 27, 1947 – Leaving for Chicago

May 4, 1947 – To the Train Station for Chicago

May 11, 1947 – Marjorie Reynolds

May 18, 1947 – Al Jolson

May 25, 1947 – Fred Allen and Jack Paar

October 5, 1947 – Jack Is Back from Sun Valley Vacation

October 12, 1947 – Jack Fixes Breakfast


October 19, 1947 – Golf Match

Jack Benny is on the green in this EPISODE from 1947.

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October 26, 1947 – Seventh Hole at Hillcrest Country Club

November 2, 1947 – Dark Passage’ Movie Skit 


November 9, 1947 – Costume Party

Dennis Day impersonates Ronald Coleman in one of the laugh out loud funniest episodes ever!

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November 16, 1947 – Jack’s Driver’s License

In this EPISODE Jack Benny goes to get his driver’s license renewed.

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November 23, 1947 – Movie of Jack’s Life 

November 30, 1947 – Turkey Dream

December 7, 1947 – Violin Lesson

December 14, 1947 – Sprained Ankle

December 21, 1947 – Last Minute Christmas Shopping


December 28, 1947 – 1947 Review

In this New Years EPISODE of Jack Benny they mention the “New Look” in fashion from 1947.

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The Jack Benny Program 1946

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January 27, 1946 – Contest Winners


February 3, 1946 – Concert with the Colmans

Contest winners Names Announced

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February 10, 1946 – Guest Eddie Cantor

Eddie Cantor is the guest star on this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program.

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February 17, 1946 – Rochester Lost at Sea …Briefly

Rochester was really lost at sea the week of this EPISODE from 1945.

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February 24, 1946 – Palm Springs Shopping

This EPISODE from 1946 will have you singing “Pickle in the middle and the mustard on top!”

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March 3, 1946 – Murder Lone Palm

This EPISODE starts a bit slow, but gets really funny at the 10 minute mark when Jack gets to the studio.

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March 10, 1946 – Lost Weekend

The Lost Weekend was the Best Picture winner of 1945. In this EPISODE the star of that movie was Benny’s guest.

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March 17, 1946 – Dennis Day Returns

In this EPISODE the cast of The Jack Benny Program impersonate the cast of the Fred Allen show.

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Peter-Lorre-1946March 24, 1946 – I Stand Condemned

This EPISODE of the Jack Benny program from 1946 has a surprise guest with a famously creepy voice.

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March 31, 1946 – A Sad Soldier Discharged

Listen to this lively EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program recorded at a military base in California.

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April 7, 1946 – Weekend at the Acme Plaza

April 14, 1946 – Violin Practice Interrupts Ronald Coleman

April 21, 1946 – Aboard the Saratoga 4 Days Before It Sank

April 28, 1946 – Danny Kaye

May 5, 1946 – Leaving for Chicago on the Train

May 12, 1946 – Quiz Kids Contest

May 19, 1946 – Fred Allen Asks Jack on His Program

May 26, 1946 – Ed Sullivan Gives Jack an Award


September 29, 1946 – Phil and Dennis Have Their Own Shows

This day in 1946 Jack Benny is humming the hit song of the day “South America, Take it Away”.

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October 6, 1946 – Listening to the World Series

October 13, 1946 – Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

October 20, 1946 – The Fiddler

October 27, 1946 – Chiss Sweeze

November 3, 1946 – Jack Tries to Break His Contract with the Sportsmen

November 10, 1946 – Jack Gets a Haircut


November 17, 1946 – Ronald and Bonita Colman

In this EPISODE from 1946 Jack Benny’s neighbor Ronald Coleman meets loud-mouth baseball manager Leo Durocher.

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November 24, 1946 – Edward G. Robinson in The Killers

December 1, 1946 – Jack is to Appear on Phil Baker’s Program


December 8, 1946 – Christmas Shopping

One of the best of Jack Benny! In this EPISODE from 1946 Jack goes Christmas shopping and can’t decide what kind of shoelaces to get his announcer.

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December 15, 1946 – Jack Exchanges Dons Gift

This Jack Benny EPISODE is a fun follow up to the classic Christmas shopping show. Plus they make fun of this car.

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December 22, 1946 – Christmas Party at Birmingham General Hospital

December 29, 1946 – Go to a Night Club

 

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The Jack Benny Program 1945

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January 7, 1945 – Leaving for New York City

January 14, 1945 – Mrs Nussbaum’s Restaurant

January 21, 1945 – Ice Skating in Central Park

January 28, 1945 – From Mitchell Field with Ann Sheridan

February 4, 1945 – From St Albans Naval Hospital in New York

February 11, 1945 – From Glen View AFB, Illinois

February 18, 1945 – From St Joseph Missouri

February 25, 1945 – Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver

March 4, 1945 – From Hollywood Train Station

March 11, 1945 – How Jack Met Rochester

March 18, 1945 – How Jack Found Mary

March 25, 1945 – Murder Mystery

April 1, 1945 – How Jack Met Phil Harris

April 8, 1945 – Torney Hospital in Palm Springs

April 22, 1945 – 29 Palms Air Station

April 29, 1945 – Professor LeBlanc

May 6, 1945 – How Jack Hired Don Wilson

May 13, 1945 – Jack Is Going to San Francisco

May 20, 1945 – In San Francisco

May 27, 1945 – How Jack Met Mary

September 30, 1945 – Steve Bradley Publicity Man

October 7, 1945 – Listening to the World Series


October 14, 1945 – Gaslight

Ingrid Bergman reprises her Oscar-winning role in “Gaslight”.

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October 21, 1945 – Jack Dreams of Race Horse

October 28, 1945 – $85,000 Bet

November 4, 1945 – Jack in Bed

November 11, 1945 – Joe Louis Acts As Jack’s Bodyguard

November 18, 1945 – From Hospital

November 25, 1945 – Tire Trouble

December 2, 1945 I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Contest

December 9, 1945 – Jack Is Invited to the Colman’s for Dinner

December 16, 1945 – Hello Louella


December 23, 1945 – The English Butler

The Colemans visit Jack Benny for Christmas dinner in this EPISODE from 1945.

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December 30, 1945 – End of the “Can’t Stand Benny” Contest

Thousands of people sent in letters (50 words or less) as part of a contest in 1945. Listeners were told to finish the sentence “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Because…”. In this EPISODE Jack gets the letters in the mail.

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The Jack Benny Program 1944

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Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill

January 2, 1944 – New Years Eve
This day in 1944 Jack Benny and friends look back on the year with the allegory of The World Series: The Axis vs The Allies.

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January 9, 1944 – Jack Has a Pet Camel

January 16, 1944 – From Camp El Toro California

January 23, 1944 – From Camp Muroc California


January 30, 1944 – The Horns Blows at Midnight

In this EPISODE Jack Benny fights for a love scene in his upcoming movie “The Horn Blows at Midnight”.

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February 6, 1944 – From Terminal Island 

February 13, 1944 – From March Field


February 20, 1944 – Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx is the guest on this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1944.

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February 27, 1944 – Hollywood Canteen

March 5, 1944 – From Lemoure Air Force Base

March 12, 1944 – From Livermore Air Base

March 19, 1944 – Dennis Dreams He Has a Radio Program

April 9, 1944 – Repairing Jack’s Sidewalk

April 16, 1944 – The Road to Bali with Bob Hope

April 23, 1944 – Dennis Leaves for the Navy


April 14, 1944 – Infantry

Jack Benny at Camp Adair, Oregon in May 14, 1944. Listen to this EPISODE for the infantry.

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April 21, 1944 – Split Personality

Funny EPISODE of the Jack Benny Show. The death of a fictional gangster and “Sympathy Cough Syrup. Remember, Sympathy spelled backwards is Yhtapmys”

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April 28, 1944 – The Life Story of Jack Benny

May 4, 1944 – Final Grape Nuts Flakes Sponsored Show


October 1, 1944 – Jack Fights to Keep Sponsor

In this wartime EPISODE Jack Benny compares himself to General Patton. Jack is just back from entertaining the troops with the USO.

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October 8, 1944 – Frank Sinatra Offered Dennis’ Job

Frank Sinatra is a guest on this EPISODE from 1944. Plus Jack Benny tries to tip with expired ration tokens.

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October 15, 1944 – From Gardner Field Taft California


November 5, 1944 – The Mentalist

Jack Benny visits Dunninger the mentalists and finds a news singer, Larry Stevens.

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November 19, 1944 – From Corona Naval Hospital

November 26, 1944 – How Jack and the Gang Spent Thanksgiving Day

December 3, 1944 – Jack Gets Mad and Goes Home

December 10, 1944 – From San Bernardino California

December 17, 1944 – Meeting Frank Sinatra in the Drugstore

December 24, 1944 – Trimming a Tree

December 31, 1944 – Jack Resolves to Be Friends with Fred Allen

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The Jack Benny Program 1943

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January 3, 1943 – Bear Hunting

January 10, 1943 – The Sixty-Four Dollar Question

January 17, 1943 – Spoof on Information Please

January 24, 1943 – Mr.Benny Goes to Washington

January 31, 1943 – From Quantico Virginia

February 7, 1943 – Jack Is Late for the Program

February 14, 1943 – From Ontario Canada

February 21, 1943 – Chicago Monument for Jack

February 28, 1943 – Kit Carson Benny

March 7, 1943 – Host George Burns and Gracie Allen

March 17, 1943 – Host Orson Welles Return of Phil Harris

March 21, 1943 – Host Orson Welles Takes Cast to His Movie

March 28, 1943 – Host Orson Welles Murder at Midnight

April 11, 1943 – Jack Returns after Illness

April 18, 1943 – Jack Opens Swimming Pool for the Season

April 25, 1943 – Rochester’s Horse Is in the Kentucky Derby

May 2, 1943 – Renting Eddie Cantor’s House

May 16, 1943 – Rancho Benny

May 23, 1943 – Parachute Jump 

October 10, 1943 – Jack Recalls His African Trip

October 17, 1943 – Casablanca

October 24, 1943 – Algiers

October 31, 1943 – Jack Pretends He Is Going to Brazil 


November 7, 1943 – The Marine Corps

This EPISODE of Jack Benny took place during WWII. They are broadcasting from a US Marine Corps Air Base.

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November 14, 1943 – The Lone Palm


November 21, 1943 – Jack Dreams He’s a Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving from the front lines! In this EPISODE Jack Benny dreams he is a turkey on Thanksgiving.

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November 28, 1943 – Dennis Wants a Raise

December 5, 1943 – Jack Gets a Driver’s License

December 12, 1943 – Dennis’ Mother Visits

December 19, 1943 – Jack and Mary Go Christmas Shopping

December 26, 1943-12-26 Christmas at Jack’s House

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The Jack Benny Program 1942

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January 4, 1942 – New Year’s Eve Party at the Biltmore Bowl

January 11, 1942 – From March Field

January 18, 1942 – Carole Lombard’s Death (Show Is without Jack)

January 25, 1942 – The Frightwig Murder Case Part 1

February 1, 1942 – The Frightwig Murder Case Part 2

February 8, 1942 – Fred Allen Has Moved

February 15, 1942 – Jack Can’t Get a Date on His Birthday

February 22, 1942 – At the San Francisco Presidio

March 3, 1942 – Jack Starts a Campaign for an Oscar

March 8, 1942 – From San Diego Marine Base

March 15, 1942 – Jack Lends Fred Allen $10

March 22, 1942 – Jack Plants a Victory Garden and Plays Golf


March 29, 1942 – The Racist Episode

A low point for The Jack Benny Show as the cast re-created a blackface minstrel show.

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April 5, 1942 – Don’s Commercial

April 12, 1942 – Try and Get It


April 19, 1942 – Desperate for JELL-O

In this EPISODE from 1942 Jack Benny steals a joke from his corny sound man. And a play all about JELL-O.

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April 26, 1942 – NBC San Francisco

Very fun EPISODE of the Jack Benny Show launching the new NBC studio, interrupted by a tour guide with an attitude.

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April 17, 1942 – Jack Imitates Fred Allen


May 31, 1942 – Best of The JELL-O Years

For Jack Benny fans: This EPISODE is the best of The JELL-O Years.

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October 4, 1942 – Jack Rounds up the Gang in the Maxwell

October 11, 1942 – Jack Takes Two Cadets to Barbara Stanwyck’s

October 18, 1942 – Jack Gives the Maxwell for Scrap

October 25, 1942 – Tales of Manhattan

November 1, 1942 – Jack and Phil Go Target Shooting


November 8, 1942 – Twink Family

The votes are in! Jack Benny is the newly elected sidewalk inspector of Beverly Hills, California.

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November 15, 1942 – Dennis’ Girl Dorothy Lamour

In this Jack Benny EPISODE Dennis Day stops by with his new girlfriend… movie star Dottie Lamour!

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November 22, 1942 – George Washington Slept Here Premiere

November 29, 1942 – Going after Rommel

December 6, 1942 – Liberty Ship

December 13, 1942 – From New York

December 20, 1942 – George Washington Slept Here

December 27, 1942 – New Years Eve Skit

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