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The Fiddler (Rice Krispies)

October 20, 1946 – Jack Benny does his version of that Murder Mystery radio program The Whistler. They also talk about the meat shortage and price controls, radio shows Truth or Consequences and The Fred Allen Show, the Eugene O’Neil play The Iceman Cometh, singers Al Jolson and Nelson Eddie and they do a whole bit on the breakfast cereal that makes noise, Rice Krispies. Listen to the full episode of The Whistler on the podcast Theater of Thrills

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Married to Mary

October 15, 1950 – In real life Jack Benny is married to Mary Livingstone, in this episode Jack Benny dreams he is married to Mary. the special guest is their real life daughter Joan Benny. In the episode they mention True Story Magazine, The American Legion Convention, Dick Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper and Danny Kaye.

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Yellow Jack (Ice Follies)

October 9, 1938 – Jack Benny and the gang spoof the movie “Yellow Jack” in which Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery and Virginia Bruce play Americans in Cuba looking for the cure to yellow fever. In the episode they mention the song “I’ve Got a Pocket Full of Dreams”, the columnist Jimmie Fidler, and an ice skating carnival called “The Ice Follies”.

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Lux Radio Theater

October 2, 1938 – Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone talk about appearing on the radio show Lux Radio Theatre in the play “Seven Keys to Baldpate”.

They mention newspaper popularity contests, dancer Bill Robinson, choreographer Busby Berkley, Scottish singer Harry Lauder, British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, and the movie “Yellow Jack”.

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Don Wilson Walks Out (Kit Carson)

December 8, 1940 – Jack Benny does his impression of Kit Carson.

Plus they mention Kay Kyser’s new movie “You’ll Find Out” and Jack Bnny’s upcoming movie with Fred Allen “Love Thy Neighbor”. They also talk about new electric clothes iron vs the old gas iron.

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Jack Catches a Cold

December 1, 1940 – This is a great follow-up to the previous episode! Jack Benny had suggested to Don that he call his wife before inviting company over, so Don leaves jack in the bushes in front of his house. While waiting to be let in Jack gets rained non and mugged.

In this episode they mention the Vapour Rub, a cigar humidor and a number of singing movie stars: Anne Sheridan, Dorothy Lamour, Maryt Martin and the singing cowboy Gene Autry.

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