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.
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.
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”.
April 24, 1949 – In this episode they mention restaurant owner Mike Romanoff, Gypsy Rose Lee and the bubble dance. Jack Benny decides it’s time to trade in his old Maxwell for a new car. Will he get the new Nash with the twin bed?