October 11, 1936 – Jack Benny and the gang spoof the major motion picture “Anthony Adverse”. At least the first half of the movie.
In the episode they mention The NY Giants World Series loss, radio programs Little Orphan Annie, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Phil Baker, Eddie Cantor, Amos ‘n Andy, plus movie stars Carole Lombard, Robert Taylor, Joan Bennett, and Claudette Colbert.
October 13, 1946 – Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone walk to the studio and run into Edgar Bergan and Charlie McCarthy.
References include post-war meat and soap shortages, the honorable discharge lapel button (AKA Raptured Duck), news commentator Gabriel Heatter, Game 6 in the World Series, Hedy Lamar’s baby, Bing Crosby, and Fred Allen.
October 6, 1946 – Jack Benny is celebrating 15 years on the radio! Like last year, he is tuning in to the Word Series.
In this episode they mention Russian diplomats Gromyko and Molotov, the song “Thy Gypsy”, actresses Ingrid Bergman and Betty Grable, bandleader Harry James, radio programs “The Charlie McCarthy Show”, and Fred Allen.