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Jack Gives 50 Cents Away

April 9, 1950 – This is a famously good episode (many collections label it “Jack gives 50 cents to a bum”). Frank Fontaine plays the homeless man as well as Winston Churchill, Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy. After this episode Frank Fontaine brought the character to the Jackie Gleason Show.

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Buck Benny Party (Ed Wynn)

May 2, 1937 – This is an old episode of the Jack Benny program. Jack is celebrating his 5th anniversary on the air. Ed Wynn was known for saying “This’ll Kill Ya Graham” as he was telling jokes to his announcer.

Plus, Was you there Charlie?, Oh, You Nasty Man!, Tally-ho-o! What do these odd saying mean? Find out in this episode.

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The Beach

May 9, 1954 (Rerun May 8, 1955) – Jack and the gang go to the beach on Mother’s Day weekend. References to Vice President Nixon, “Riot in Cell Block 11”, Johnny Weissmuller, Robert Taylor, Joe Dimaggio’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe, Catalonia Swimwear, Papermate Leak-proof Pens and the hip saying “Dig that crazy kid”.

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The Jack Benny Program 1955

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January 2, 1955 – Jack Takes Gertrude to Rose Bowl

January 9, 1955 – The Elephant’s Graveyard Mystery

January 16, 1955 – Jack Doesn’t Have a Script


January 23, 1955 – Betting at the Track

Rerun of January 25, 1953. At one point Mary quotes the Patti Page song “I Went To Your Wedding”.

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February 13, 1955 – Surprise Party

Jack Benny misses his surprise birthday party! If you listen carefully to this EPISODE you’ll learn Jack’s real age.

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February 20, 1955 – The Beavers Do the Show

February 27, 1955 – Jack’s TV Breaks While Watching Wrestling

March 27, 1955 – Shooting of Dan McGrew

April 3, 1955 – Ed and the Vault


Easter Parade Jack Benny Mary

April 18, 1954 – Easter Parade

This EPISODE from 1954 was so good they played it twice (re-run in ’55). Listen to Jack Benny on his Easter Parade.

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April 17, 1955 – Bob Hope and Jack Double Date

April 24, 1955 – Renting the Maxwell to a Movie Studio

May 1, 1955 – Love Letters


May 9, 1954 – The Beach

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny is a re-run from 1954.

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May 15, 1955 – A Friend at Union Station


May 22, 1955 – Final Show

Good-bye Jack Benny. The very last episode of the Jack Benny radio show features Mel Blanc as an interrupting sound effects man.

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The Jack Benny Program 1954

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January 10, 1954 – The Don Wilson Story

In they EPISODE of Jack Benny they joke about Zsa Zsa Gabor and Giesler the “Attorney to the Stars”.

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January 17, 1954 – Parking Ticket

January 24, 1954 – Jack Goes to the Races

January 31, 1954 – At Premiere with Samgoldwyn

February 7, 1954 – Dennis Is Told to Quit the Show by His Mother


February 14, 1954 – Jack Turns 40

Happy Birthday Jack Benny! In this EPISODE Jack turns 40…or does he?

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February 21, 1954 – To NY for Tv Show

February 28, 1954 – Jack’s Life Story

March 7, 1954 – Frank Fontaine and Giselle McKenzie

March 14, 1954 – Returning from NY on Super Chief

March 21, 1954 – The Mean Old Man

March 28, 1954 – Jack and the Beanstalk


April 4, 1954 – Secret of the Psychiatrist

In this EPISODE from 1954 Jack Benny plays a psychiatrist and Mel Blanc plays a man who thinks he’s a refrigerator.

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April 11, 1954 – Jack’s New Contract

In this EPISODE FROM April 11, 1954 Jack Benny hasn’t received a new contract from the sponsor. Is he fired? Plus The Etiquette of Smoking.

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April 11, 1954 – Jack Plays Gracie (TV BONUS)

BONUS EPISODE – On the Jack Benny television program the guests are George Burns and Gracie Allen. But Gracie is late so Jack dresses up as Gracie and does her routine.

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April 18, 1954 – Easter Parade

This EPISODE from 1954 was so good they played it twice (re-run in ’55). Listen to Jack Benny on his Easter Parade.

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April 25, 1954 – Seance at Jack’s Home

April 2, 1954 – Jack Loses $4 75 at Santa Anita


May 9, 1954 – The Beach

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1954 one of the characters compares himself to baseball star Joe DiMaggio, currently Mr. Marilyn Monroe.

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May 16, 1954 – The French Restraint

May 23, 1954 – Jack’s Trip to Las Vegas

June 6, 1954 – Jack Goes to Dallas


September 26, 1954 – Is the Show on the Air?

In this fun EPISODE from 1954, the Jack Benny program is off the air and replaced with the Harry Horlick and his A&P Gypsies.

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October 3, 1954-10-03 Garden of Evil

October 10, 1954 – Polly at Psychiatrist

October 17, 1954 – The Purple Pirate

October 24, 1954 – The Drive-In

October 3, 1954 – Jack Tries to Fire Sportsmen

November 7, 1954 – Jack Sees a Doctor

November 14, 1954 – Dinner at Don’s House

November 21, 1954 – Jack Sick in Bed

November 28, 1954 – Dennis Sees a Psychiatrist


December 5, 1954 – Christmas Shopping for Paints

The last Christmas Shopping EPISODE of the Jack Benny radio show. Poor Mel Blanc!

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December 12, 1954 – Preparing for Palm Springs

December 19, 1954 – Christmas at Palm Springs

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