Buck Jones (Buck Benny Part 8)

January 17, 1937 – The Jack Benny / Fred Allen feud continues with Fred claiming that Jack’s violin only had two strings. Plus Jack and the cast continue the Buck Benny saga with a special guest star – Universal Pictures western star Buck Jones.

Plus Andy Devine. and references to William S Hart, Harry Cooper the golfer, and movies “The Good Earth”, Mr.Deeds Goes to Town, and “After The Thin Man”.


Fred Allen Feud Begins (Buck Benny Part 7)

January 10, 1937 – After Jack Benny’s little comment last week, Fred Allen really ramps up the feud on his show by asking each of his amateur guests about Jack’s violin playing.

Jack Benny also hosted the Paramount Silver Jubilee for Adolph Zukor. They mention Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Fred MacMurray and Mary Boland. Plus some older terms – “fright wig” and “setting-up exercises”.


The Knocking Man (Buck Benny Part 6)

January 3, 1937 – This is the first episode of the Jack Benny-Fred Allen feud. It begins with a simple comment tagged on to the end of this episode.

Plus the first episode with The Knocking Man played by Harry Baldwin and references to Clark Gable, radio character comedian Bob Burns and Jack’s movie “College Holiday”.


The Knocking Man

Mary’s Mother (Buck Benny Part 5)

December 27, 1936 – Before another instalment of the western serial Buck Benny Rides Again, Jack Benny talks about the scarves he got for Christmas and Mary Livingstone reads a letter from her mother.

References include Fred Allen, Phil Baker, Stoopnagle and Budd, Jessica Dragonette, Rubinoff, Jack Pearl, The Easy Aces, Benny Rubin, The Hall Johnson Choir, Ed Wynn, Bing Crosby, plus Jack’s movie College Holiday, and the songs “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “The Old Grey Mare”.