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The Jack Benny Program 1939

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January 1, 1939 – Goodbye 1938. Hello 1939


January 8, 1939 – Snow White

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny they do a parody of Disney’s Snow White.

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January 15, 1939 – Jack’s Screen Performance

How well does Jack Benny make love on screen? Find out in this EPISODE from 1939.

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January 22, 1939 – Jack Saved Fred Allen

Jack Benny relives the days of vaudeville in this EPISODE including comedian Fred Allen and animal act Fink’s Mules.

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hopalongJanuary 29, 1939 – Jack’s Bodyguard

Jack Benny plans a Hopalong Cassidy skit for this EPISODE, but they are hilariously interrupted.

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OliverFebruary 5, 1939 – Jack’s Fight Training

In this EPISODE from Jack Benny is training in case his feud with Fred Allen comes to blows.

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February 12, 1939 – Love Finds Annie Hardy

Listen to This Day In Jack Benny EPISODE with “Love Finds Annie Hardy” from 1939.

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February 19, 1939 – Carmichael the Polar Bear

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny’s new polar bear gets his name.

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February 26, 1939 – Jesse James Part 1

Jack Benny thinks he deserves the Academy Award instead of Spencer Tracy in this EPISODE from 1939.

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March 5, 1939 – Jesse James Part 2

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program from 1939, Jack plays that train robber of the old west Jesse James.

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March 12, 1939 – Carmichael Is Sick

In this EPISODE Carmichael the polar bear is sick and on the cover of Radio Guide for this week in 1939, Jack Benny is ready to fight Fred Allen.

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March 19, 1939 – Jack Has a Cold

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny has a cold so listens in on Phil Harris taking over. What a corny guy!

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March 26, 1939 – Ed Sullivan

Jack Benny is an imposter! In this EPISIODE from 1939 guest Ed Sullivan investigates Jack.

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April 2, 1939 – April Fool’s Gags

Jack Benny says he thought Carol Lombard wanted to marry him. “One time during a dust storm she winked at me.”

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April 9, 1939 – Four Girls in White

This EPISODE from April 9, 1939 has Jack Benny’s cast playing nurses.

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April 16, 1939 – Phil Shoots a Movie

In this EPISODE Jack Benny was vacationing as Phil Harris was secretly filming with Dorothy Lamour.

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April 23, 1939 – Jack’s Studio Dressing Room

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny is on the set of his upcoming movie “Man About Town”

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April 30, 1939 – Seventh Anniversary

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny takes credit for the World’s Fair.

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May 7, 1939 – Kentucky Derby

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny teases Phil Harris for singing in baby talk.

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May 14, 1939 – Gunga Din

This is a fun EPISODE from 1939 with the Jack Benny version of the movie “Gunga Din”.

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May, 1939 – More Gunga Din

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program, Phil Harris inflicts the worst torture imaginable on Jack…baby talk!

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May 28, 1939 – Alexander Graham Bell

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny plays the lead in a spoof of “The Story of Alexander Graham Bell”.

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June 4, 1939 – Sherlock Holmes Preview

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny plays Sherlock Holmes.

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June 11, 1939 – Hound of the Baskervilles

In the comics Jack Benny’s trademark is a long cigar, on the air in this EPISODE he spoofs a Sherlock Holmes movie.

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June 18, 1939 – Father’s Day

In this episode of the Jack Benny Show, we find out that Kenny Baker is a movie star. It’s Father’s Day, 1939.

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June 25, 1939 – Jack’s Home Town

In this EPISODE from 1939 Jack Benny mentions Racoon Coats, a craze among wealthy college guys.

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October 8, 1939 – Introducing Dennis Day

The very first EPISODE with Dennis Day! Listen to find out why the previous singer, Kenny Baker, left the show.

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October 15, 1939 – Dennis’ Mother Interferes

This EPISODE of Jack Benny features the great character actress Verna Felton as Dennis Day’s mother.

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October 22, 1939 – Stanley and Livingstone

Kay Kyser the Ol’ Professor of Swing is the guest on this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1939.

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October 29, 1939 – Costume Party

Jack Benny’s Halloween Party of 1939.

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November 5, 1939 – The Women

This episode stars Donna, Jacqueline, and Phyllis.

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November 12, 1939 – Jack Has a Toothache

in this EPISODE Jack Benny goes to the dentist…Dr.Frank Nelson Yeeeesss!

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November 19, 1939 – An Ostrich for Thanksgiving

The Year With TWO Thanksgivings! Listen to the 1939 Jack Benny EPISODE here.

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November 26, 1939 – Duck Hunting

In this EPISODE Jack Benny goes duck hunting and is overcome with guilt. Plus learn about this vaudeville strongman.

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December 3, 1939 – Football Murder Mystery Part 1

In this EPISODE Jack Benny talks about appearing in the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood.

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December 10, 1939 – Football Murder Mystery Part 2

In this EPISODE Jack Benny is accused of stuffing his face like Charles Laughton in “The Private Life of Henry VIII”

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December 17, 1939 – Christmas Shopping for Perfume

This EPISODE of Jack Benny was performed live twice on Sunday, December 17, 1939.

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December 24, 1939 – Christmas Open House

Merry Christmas! This EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program is from Christmas Eve 1939.

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December 31, 1939 – No Date for Jack

Will Jack Benny have a happy New Year? This light-hearted EPISODE mentions critic Alexander Woollcott.

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The Jack Benny Program 1938

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January 2, 1938 – Leaving for San Francisco Next Week

January 9, 1938 – In San Francisco

January 16, 1938 – Driving Back from San Francisco

January 23, 1938 – Scoop Benny Ace Reporter


January 30, 1938 – The Hurricane

January 30, 1938 – This early EPISODE of the Jack Benny Show is a parody of the movie “The Hurricane”.

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February 6, 1938 – Jack Is Late

February 6, 1938 – This is an episode of the Jello Program starring Jack Benny in which they mix up the format. Jack is late, and hilarity ensues!

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February 13, 1938 – Best Dressed

In this episode of Jack Benny actor Robert Taylor teaches Jack how to play a love scene by laying a passionate kiss on Mary.

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February 20, 1938 – Submarine D.1

March 6, 1938 – Don Wilson’s 15th Radio Anniversary

March 13, 1938 – Death in the Night Club

March 20, 1938 – Leaving for New York

March 27, 1938 – Fred Allen & Kate Smith

April 3, 1938 – Returning to Hollywood

April 10, 1938 – A Yank at Oxford

April 17, 1938 – At the Circus


April 24, 1938 – Snow White and the Seven Gangsters

Walt Disney meets Edward G Robinson in Jack Benny’s “Snow White and the Seven Gangsters”

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May 1, 1938 – Home Under Construction

In this EPISODE from 1938 they debate wether or not Jack Benny is considered a movie star like the silent film comedian Harold Lloyd.

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May 8, 1938 – Mother’s Day Show

It’s Mother’s Day and Jack Benny considers himself the mother bird of the cast in this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program.

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May 15, 1938 – Murder in the Library

This is an earlier EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program with some fun banter and a murder mystery skit.

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May 22, 1938 – Tom Sawyer Part 1

Jack Benny plays Tom Sawyer and Mary Livingstone plays his sweetheart Becky Thatcher in this EPISODE from 1938.

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May 29, 1938 – Tom Sawyer Part 2

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Show we learn that Phil Harris loves to ride a riverboat at night.

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June 5, 1938 – Tom Sawyer Part 3

In this EPISODE Mary Livingstone jokes about a Ouija board, and Jack plays Tom Sawyer.

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June 12, 1938 – Artists and Models Abroad

Mary Livingstone’s funny delivery is the highlight of this early episode, even though she does’t have very big part.

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June 19, 1938 – Back Home in Indiana

Mary Livingstone sings a song and giggles when Jack joins in! EPISODE from 1938.

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June 26, 1938 – Last Show of the Season

Gat the latest gossip from Louella Parsons in this EPISODE from 1938.

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October 2, 1938 – Preparing for the Coming Season

October 9, 1938 – Yellow Jack


October 16, 1938 – Farewell to Old Studio

In this EPISODE they mention the old age pension plan that they hoped would get the US out of the depression.

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October 23, 1938 – Algiers


October 25, 1938 Andy Devine, Jack Benny and writerOctober 30, 1938 – Halloween Party

In this EPISODE Jack Benny throws a Halloween party. Broadcasting from the new NBC studio.

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November 6, 1938 – The Crowd Roars

November 13, 1938 – Jack Steals a Girl from Phil Harris

November 20, 1938 – Too Hot to Handle

November 27, 1938 – Flash Benny Football Coach


December 4, 1938 – Murder at the Movies

In this EPISODE Jack Benny ribs Mary about another one of her hats.

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December 11, 1938 – Christmas Shopping

December 18, 1938 – Returning to Hollywood

December 25, 1938 – Jack’s Christmas Open House

 

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The Jack Benny Program 1937

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January 3, 1937 – New Year Poem

January 10, 1937 – Buck Benny Rides Again Again

January 17, 1937 – Buck Benny in Ensenada Mexico

January 24, 1937 – Jack Practices the Bee

January 31, 1937 – Next Sunday Jack Will Play the Bee

February, 1937 – The Stolen Violin

February, 1937 – Jack’s Birthday

February 2, 1937 – Buck Benny Part 12


February 28, 1937 – Jack’s Violin Returned

A racehorse named Seabiscuit was fast becoming famous.

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March 7, 1937 – Fight of the Century

March 14, 1937 – From the Hotel Pierre

March 21, 1937 – From New York

March 28, 1937 – The Train Porter

April 4, 1937 – Back from New York

April 11, 1937 – Guests Burns and Allen

April 18, 1937 – Lady Milicent’s Husband

April 25, 1937 – In the Spring


May 2, 1937 – Buck Benny Party

Jack Benny does his best impression of Ed Wynn as he celebrates his 5th Radio Anniversary in this EPISODE from 1937.

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May 9, 1937 – Mother’s Day

April 16, 1937 – Ah Wildernes

April 23, 1937 – Jack is Sick

April 30, 1937 – Death at Midnight Part 1

May 6, 1937 – Death at Midnight Part 2


June 13, 1937 – Mary’s Movie

In this EPISODE they visit the set of Mary Livingstone’s movie!

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June 20, 1937 – Jack’s Movie

In this EPISODE from 1937 they mention the 58-year-old genius Albert Einstein

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June 27, 1937 Last Show of the Season


1937 Movie Previews (Bonus)

Paramount is on the air! Check out this radio show EPISODE with Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone’s movies.

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October 3, 1937 – Abe Lyman
East Coast vs West Coast

October 10, 1937 – Jack What’s-His-Name

October 24, 1937 – Jack Buys the Maxwell


October 31, 1937 – Halloween Farm Party

Celebrate Halloween with Jack Benny on the violin and Mary Livingstone singing.

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November 7, 1937 – The Life of Buck Benny

November 21, 1937 – Lost Horizon

November 28, 1937 – Jack Cooked the Turkey

December 5, 1937 – The Big Game

December 12, 1937 – Christmas Shopping

December 19, 1937 – Little Red Riding Hood

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The Jack Benny Program 1936

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jailJanuary 19, 1936 – Jack is in Jail

“JAIL-O again” Jack is in Jail for speeding. Unfortunately the audio quality is really bad.

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February 9, 1936 – Sgt.Benny of the North West Mounted


February 19 & April 19, 1936 – Drug Store / I’ve Got A Heavy Date

From 80 years ago this EPISODE of Jack Benny is really two shows in one.

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February 23, 1936 – Eternal Triangle


buckrogersMarch 8, 1936 – Switching Parts

Jack and the gang switch parts in this EPISODE with very poor sound quality.

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March 15, 1936 – Embassy Banquet

This EPISODE from 1936 is one of the best early Jack Benny episodes.

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March 29, 1936 – CinderAllen

April 5, 1936 – Clown Hall Tonight


April 26, 1936 – Professor Benny

May 3, 1936 – Code of the Hills

May 10, 1936 – Jack Test Drives a Car

May 17, 1936 – Everybody’s Not So Hot

May 24, 1936 – Leaving NY for California

June 7, 1936 – Bennymount Films

June 14, 1936 – Opening Bennymount Studios

June 21, 1936 – Vacation Plans


October 4, 1936 – First Phil Harris

Hear a rare clip of “The JELL-O program starring Don Wilson!” then the first EPISODE of Jack Benny from fall 1936.

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October 11, 1936 – Anthony Adverse

October 18, 1936 – Anthony Adverse Part 2


October 25, 1936 – Romeo and Juliet Preview

In the EPISODE the sponsor buts in and Jack Benny won’t stand for it! Then again…

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November 1 & 8, 1936 – Girls Dormitory & Romeo and Juliet

This day in 1936 was just after the presidential election, but Jack Benny didn’t give it much attention.

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November 15, 1936 – Buck Benny

November 22, 1936 – Buck Benny Part 2

November 29, 1936 – Buck Benny Part 3

December 6, 1936 – Money Aint Everything

December 13, 1936 – Buck Shot

December 20, 1936 – Old Fashioned Christmas Party

December 27, 1936 – Letter from Mary’s Mother

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The Jack Benny Program 1932-35

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jack May 2, 1932 – First Professional Appearance

The very first EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program!

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benny-flyer-1933Spring 1933 – Best of Year 1

The BEST of the first year of The Jack Benny Program.

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February 11, 1934 – Miniature Women

February 18, 1934 – Don’t Live Right

February 25, 1934 – My Life As a Floorwalker

March 4, 1934 – Duel in the Graveyard

March 11, 1934 – Haunted House

March 18, 1934 – An Arizona Western


Eddie_Cantor romanApril 1, 1934 – The Eternal Triangle

This is an early episode in which Easter Sunday landed on April fool’s Day. The guest star is Eddie Cantor.

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Don Wilson KFIApril 6, 1934 – Don Wilson’s First Show

 

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April 13, 1934 – Bridge Game

April 27, 1934 – New Hampshire Through a Keyhole

May 4, 1934 – Hills of Kentucky

May 11, 1934 – Home Cooking At Don’s

May 18, 1934 – Taking a Taxi


July 20, 1934 – Who Killed Mr Stooge?

This early EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program mentions Mickey.

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August 3, 1934 – To New York on the Twentieth Century Limited


August 24, 1934 – House of Rawchild

Jack Benny makes a joke about The Little Rascals in this EPISODE from 1934.

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Jack_Benny_babyAugust 31, 1934 – The House of Benny

Hear baby Jack Benny in this EPISODE from 1934. “The House of Benny”.

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September to October 1934 – First JELL-O

In this EPISODE from 1934 Jack Benny gets an award from Radio Stars magazine.

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October 28, 1934 – The Bennys of Wimpole Street

November 11, 1934 – Charlie Chan in Radio City

November 18, 1934 – Mrs Wiggs of the Onion Patch

December 02, 1934 – Rose of the Rio Grande

December 16, 1934 – Russia through a Keyhole

January 6, 1935 – Count of Monte Jello

November 3, 1935 – Kenny Baker’s Debut

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