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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 – Kids Impersonate Jack Benny

This EPISODE is of Jack Benny is a re-run from 1953.

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In this episode they mention hula dancer Hilo Hattie.


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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The Jack Benny Program 1953

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January 11, 1953 – The Road to Bali

In this 1950s EPISODE Jack Benny does a spoof of “Road to Bali”, but is interrupted by the movie’s star, Bob Hope.

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January 18, 1953 – Elephant Umbrella Stand

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny they talk about Dennis Day’s brother, James McNulty who would marry actress Ann Blyth.

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January 25, 1953 – 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 8, 1953 – English Horse

In this EPISODE from 1953 Mel Blanc does his impression of an English Horse.

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February 15, 1953 – The Life of Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby star of “Road to Bali” is the guest star in this EPISODE of Jack Benny from this day in 1953.

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February 22, 1953 – Kids Impersonate Jack Benny

This EPISODE is a re-used script from April 23, 1950.

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March 1, 1953 – To New York Railroad Station


March 8, 1953 – The Snows of Kilimanjaro

In this 1953 EPISODE of Jack Benny, Don Wilson wonders why his calendar isn’t selling as well as Marilyn Monroe’s.

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March 15, 1953 – How Palm Springs Was Founded

March 22, 1953 – A Walk through Beverly Hills


April 12, 1953 – Missing Heir

In this EPISODE from 1953 Jack Benny will inherit $5,000 if he will only confirm that his real age is not 39.

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April 26, 1953 – From San Francisco

May 3, 1953 – From San Francisco

May 10, 1953 – From San Francisco

May 17, 1953 – I Flew To Mars


May 24, 1953 – Insurance Medical Exam

Vintage boxing, Classic horror, and an EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program from 1953!

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September 13, 1953 – Back from Vacation in Hawaii

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program from 1953 the joke about Liberace’s gleaming white teeth.

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September 13, 1953 – Honolulu Trip (TV BONUS)

Marilyn Monroe’s first Television appearance was on this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program.

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September 20, 1953 – Return to Paradise

In this EPISODE from 1953 Mary Livingstone is asked about being on the cover of  “Woman’s Home Companion”.

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September 27, 1953 – Polly at the Psychiatrist

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1953 Jack takes his parrot, played by Mel Blanc, to the psychiatrist.

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Save a wife weekOctober 4, 1953 – The World Series

The man who coined the phrase “Nice guys finish last” is guest on Jack Benny, and hear Rochester’s take on “Save a Wife Week”

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October 11, 1953 – Jack Tries to Sell His House

October 18, 1953 – Wings of the Hawk

October 25, 1953 – Jack Buys a G String


November 1, 1953 – 4 O’Clock in the Morning

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1953 Jack is woken up by a phone call from an overnight DJ.

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November 8, 1953 – All American

November 15, 1953 – Preparing for TV Show

November 29, 1953 – Jack Buys a Turkey

December 6, 1953 – To Palm Springs without Polly

December 13, 1953 – Christmas in Palm Springs

December 20, 1953 – Cactus Christmas Tree

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The Jack Benny Program 1952

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January 6, 1952 – Suspense


January 13, 1952 – Jack Gets a Haircut

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny program Jack is trying to get someone to make a record of the song that he wrote. He calls Dinah Shore and her husband George Montgomery.

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January 20, 1952 – George Burns Sings Jack’s Song

February 3, 1952 – Wolfe Gilbert to Publish Jacks Song

February 10, 1952 – To New York to Publish Jacks Song

February 17, 1952 – NY Symphony Plays Jacks Song

March 2, 1952 – Guest Show


March 9, 1952 – The 4th TV Show of the Season

At this time Jack was on TV every 6 weeks. Listen to this EPISODE of his radio show just before his TV show.

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March 16, 1952 – Trying to Lose Weight

This EPISODE celebrate St.Patrick’s Day with Jack Benny and the good ol’ Irish boy Dennis Day.

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March 23, 1952 – The Academy Awards


March 30, 1952 – My Naval Career

In this EPISODE Jack Benny recreates his time in the Navy. Anchors Aweigh!

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April 6, 1952 – Jack Opens His Swimming Pool

April 13, 1952 – Jack Benny Opens his swimming pool for the season. Jack goes to the doctor played by Frank Nelson.

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April 13, 1952 – Jack and Mary Walk in the Easter Parade
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April 20, 1952 – All Hands on Deck

“All Hands on Deck…OR…Load the guns with Tabasco sauce, here come the shrimp boats.”

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April 27, 1952 – Bend in the River

May 4, 1952 – Jack Fixes the Phonograph

May 5, 1952 – Jack Takes the Beavers to the Zoo


May 18, 1952 – Down on the Farm

Which presidential candidate was described as “hep” in his campaign ad? Find out in this EPISODE.

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May 25, 1952 – Jack Prepares for London Trip


June 1, 1952 – Phil’s Last Show

This EPISODE from 1952 was Phil Harris’ last show. A really funny episode.

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September 14, 1952 – Phil Replaced by Bob Crosby

This is the first EPISODE of Jack Benny with Bob Crosby as bandleader.

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September 21, 1952 – In Scotland

In this episode we get to know Bing Crosby’s less famous brother Bob.

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September 28, 1952 – High Noon

In this episode Jack Benny plays Gary Cooper’s character in their version of the western “High Noon”.

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October 5, 1952 – Scoop Benny

October 12, 1952 – The Gopher Trap

October 19, 1952 – Jack Buys 20th Century Fox

November 9, 1952 – Vitamin Shot

December 7, 1952 – Happy Time

December 14, 1952 – A Gopher Trap for Don

December 21, 1952 – From Veteran’s Hospital Long Beach

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