Jack is Jealous of Phil (Buck Benny Part 3)

November 29, 1936 – Phil Harris has been getting phone calls from movie stars like Carole Lombard and Jack is jealous. Then part three of the western drama Buck Benny Rides Again. References include Mae West, Gretta Garbo, George Arliss and the fictional character count Dracula.


Thanksgiving Plans (Buck Benny Part 2)

November 22, 1936 – Jack Benny talks about his recent trip to Palm Springs and Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone and Kenny Baker talk about their plans for Thanksgiving. Then they do part two in the “Buck Benny Rides Again” saga.

They mention actresses Carole Lombard and Ginger Rogers, adventurer Frank Buck, movie theater “bank nights”, and the book “Gone With The Wind”.


Carole Lombard

Kenny’s Anniversary (Buck Benny Part 1)

November 15, 1936 – In this early episode it’s singer Kenny Baker’s first anniversary as part of the J-E-L-L-O cast. We head out west for the first in the Buck Benny cowboy saga.

In this episode they mention the comedy team Burns and Allen, the song “I’m an Old Cowhand”, and Abraham Lincoln.


Duet With Johnny Green

June 27, 1937 – The last show of the season and the bandleader Johnny Green returns to the Jack Benny Program to visit. He is a noteworthy piano player and shows off as he plays a duet with Jack on the violin.

References include Kenny Baker’s movie “Mr. Dodd Takes the Air”, Bing Crosby, Carol Lombard and Clark Gable, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Charlie McCarthy the dummy, The Queen Mary ocean liner.



Jack Goes to Dallas (The Sea Around Us)

June 6, 1954 – It’s the last show of the season and Jack Benny is getting ready for a personal appearance in Dallas.

They mention the Irwin Allen documentary “The Sea Around Us”, the book and movie “The Cain Mutiny”, silent film stars Lon Chaney and Charlie Chaplin, the game show “What’s My Line?, and Bing Crosby singing “Come On-A My House”.