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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
Rerun


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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The Jack Benny Program 1951

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January 21, 1951 – Jack Goes to the Doctor for a Check-Up

January 28, 1951 – Guest Show

January 11, 1951 – How Palm Springs Was Founded

February 18, 1951 – Jack Watches TV


March 4, 1951 – Jack Goes to the Dentist

The early Benny broadcasts sound like they were underwater. So listen to this later EPISODE Jack Goes to the Dentist.

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April 1, 1951 – Jack Leaves for New York to Do a TV Show

April 8, 1951 – A Visit from the Irs

April 15, 1951 – The IRS Visits Jack Again

April 22, 1951 – The IRS Visits Jack a Third Time

April 29, 1951 – From Nellis Air Force Base

April 6, 1951 – I Was Shanghaid

May 13, 1951 – Jack Prepares to Go to New York to Do His TV


May 20, 1951 – Bob Crosby

When you can’t get Bing Crosby the very next best thing is Bing’s brother Bob.

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May 27, 1951 – Doctor Visit

Sixty-five-dol-lar, la-la da-da-ba-ba blah-bla-singa-inga-aba-ba-ba-ba-ma-ma-sina-na-na hmm-mn-mn-mn-ma-ma- Sold to American!

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June 3, 1951 – The Show Credits

In this EPISODE Jack Benny references an incident where Bing Crosby was turned away from a swanky hotel because the clerk didn’t recognize him and said he “looked like a bum”.

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September 16, 1951 – USO Tour in Korea

In this EPISODE from 1951 Jack Benny is returning from his tour with Errol Flynn entertaining the troops in Korea.

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September 23, 1951 – Captain Horatio Hornblower

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1951 Jack does his version of Gregory Peck’s latest romantic adventure movie.

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October 28, 1951 – Jack Loses His Song


November 4, 1951 – Jack’s Life Story

Harry Shearer talks about being working with Mel Blanc as a child. And this EPISODE tells Jack Benny’s life story.

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November 25 1951 – Dennis Day’s Movie

Dennis Day co-stars in “Golden Girl” in 1951 and in this EPISODE Jack Benny has a run-in with his mother at the theater.

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December 2, 1951 – Jack Buys Don Cuff Links for Christmas

December 9, 1951 – Palm Springs Murder Mystery

December 9, 1951 – Quadalajara Trio Sings Jacks Song

December 16, 1951 – Jack Renews His Drivers License

December 23, 1951 – Christmas Tree Decoration

 

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The Jack Benny Program 1950

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January 1, 1950 – Jack Is Stood Up

January 8, 1950 – Murder at Rominoffs

January 15, 1950 – How Jack Met Fred Allen

January 22, 1950 – I Was Betrayed

January 29, 1950 – To New York on the Train for the Heart Fund

February 12, 1950 – Allen’s Alley Spoof W.Ink Spots

February 19, 1950 – Jack Returns on the Train to LA

February 26, 1950 – The Fiddler

March 5, 1950 – Buck Benny Rides Again

March 12, 1950 – Sagebrush Soap Contest

March 19 1950 – The Champion

March 26, 1950 – From Palm Springs

April 2, 1950 – From Palm Springs


April 9, 1950 – Jack Gives Fifty Cents Away
Jack Benny is the most generous cheap man in the world in this EPISODE from 1950. Jack gives 50 cents away!

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April 16, 1950 – Jack Gets the House Painted

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love so Jack Benny almost asks Mary Livingstone out. Plus the song “Rag Mop” in this EPISODE from 1950.

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April 23, 1950 – Children Do the Show

In this EPISODE a troop of local kids, The Beverly Hills Beavers, put on their version of the Jack Benny Show.

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May 14, 1950 – Mother’s Day Gags


September 10, 1950 – Back from London

This EPISODE of Jack Benny has Alan Young long before he was the voice of Scrooge McDuck.

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October 1, 1950 – The Maxwell Is Stolen


October 15, 1950 – Married to Mary

This EPISODE from 1950 features Jack Benny’s real-life daughter Joan as herself.

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November 12, 1950 – A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and a Murder

November 19, 1950 – Jack and Dinah in London

November 26, 1950 – Tickets to the Game

December 3, 1950 – How Jack Found Rochester

December 10, 1950 – Murder at the Racquet Club

December 17, 1950 – Jack Buys Don Golf Tees for Christmas

December 31, 1950 – A New Years Fantasy

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The Jack Benny Program 1949

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January 2, 1949 – First Show for CBS


January 9, 1949 – Jimmy Stewart
In this EPISODE Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone run into Jimmy Stewart eating lunch.

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January 16, 1949 – Jack’s Scrapbook

January 23, 1949 – Don Won’t Sign His Contract

January 30, 1949 – Don Still Won’t Sign His Contract

February 6, 1949 – Claudette Colbert and Vincent Price

February 20, 1949 – Jack Wants to Appear on Ford Theater

February 27, 1949 – Jack Has a Music Lesson

March 6, 1949 – A Day at the Races

March 13, 1949 – After the Races

March 20, 1949 – Mary and Van Are Late


March 27, 1949 – Ozzie and Harriet
In this EPISODE Jack Benny is spring cleaning when they get a phone call from Ozzie and Harriet.

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April 3, 1949-04 – American Heart Association

April 17, 1949 – Easter Parade


April 24, 1949 – The Maxwell Trade In
In this EPISODE from April 1949 Jack Benny learns a new dance.

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May 1, 1949 – The Treasure of Sierra Madre

May 8, 1949 – Jack Is Upset with the Cast


Uncle Hoagy

May 15, 1949 – Jack Lends Phil $2,000

In this EPISODE from 1949 Jack Benny visits his vault, has a violin lesson and meets songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.

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May 22, 1949 – The Champion and the Set Up

May 29, 1949 – Cast Introduced


September 11, 1949 – Bus Tour

Jack Benny has such great supporting players that Jack himself is barely in this EPISODE from 1949.

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September 18, 1949 – Edward My Son

In this Jack Benny EPISODE Mel Blanc has a hilarious one-word impression of Al Jolson!

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September 25, 1949 – Edger Bergen and Red Skelton

This EPISODE of the Jack Benny show has 4 guests. 5 if you count the dummy.

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October 2, 1949 – Jack’s Memory is Lost Part 1

Jack Benny is cheap. That is, until one day…

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October 9, 1949 – Jack’s Memory is Lost Part 2

How the generous Jack Benny became cheap. This EPISODE from 1949.

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October 9, 1949 – Jack is Recovering

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program Mel Blanc does his Al Jolson impression in song. Neyyya!

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October 23, 1949 – Jack Is Recovering from Nose Surgery

October 30, 1949 – Don Wilson’s Story of 25 Years

November 6, 1949 – Jack Rides in a Yacht

November 1949 – Last Week’s Mistakes

November 20, 1949 – Jack Goes to Rehearsal


November 27, 1949 – Playing Cards

The Jack Benny Show is the original show about nothing. In this EPISODE Jack stays home and plays cards.

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December 11, 1949 – Texas Benefit


December 18, 1949 – Christmas Shopping for Sister

An unusual Christmas shopping EPISODE of Jack Benny where they mention the Hollywood Park Goose Girl.

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December 25, 1949 – Shocked at Christmas

Spend Christmas 1949 trimming the tree with Jack Benny and the gang!

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The Jack Benny Program 1948

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January 4, 1948 – Jack Tries to Get Tickets for the Rose Bowl

January 11, 1948 – Going to Denver for March-Of-Dimes Benefit

January 18, 1948 – In Denver for March-Of-Dimes Benefit 


January 25, 1948 – Train to Hollywood

Kubelsky? Listen for Jack Benny’s real name in this EPISODE from 1948.

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February 1, 1948 – Jack and Mary See Colman’s Movie

February 8, 1948 – Nightmare Alley

February 15, 1948 – Jack Turns 39

February 22, 1948 – Guest Frank Sinatra

February 29, 1948 – Jack’s Girlfriend Gladys Comes to Rehearsal

March 7, 1948 – Jack Benny Is the Walking Man

March 14, 1948 – Winner of the Walking Man Contest


March 21, 1948 – Ronald Coleman’s Oscar

This EPISODE of Jack Benny aired the day after the Academy Awards in 1948.

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March 28, 1948 – Jack Is Robbed!

“Your money or your life.” Listen to the EPISODE from 1948 that is still talked about today.

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April 4, 1948 – Bing Crosby’s Oscar

In this EPISODE of the Jack Benny Program from 1948 Jack visits Bing Crosby hoping to borrow his Oscar!

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April 11, 1948 – From Palm Springs

April 18, 1948 – Charlie Farrell

April 25, 1948 – Dorothy Kirsten


May 2, 1948 – Frank Sinatra

In this EPISODE from 1948 Jack Benny tries to negotiate with Frank Sinatra on his singing fee

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May 9, 1948 – Ronald Colman’s Oscar Returned

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny the stolen Oscar is finally returned…or was it ever gone? And they mention Annie.

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May 16, 1948 – Robert Taylor

May 23, 1948 – The Egg and I

May 30, 1948 – I was framed


June 6, 1948 – Leaving for Detroit

Great EPISODE of Jack Benny. Phil Harris and Alice Faye are compared to the Toni Twins from this home perm ad.

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June 13, 1948 – Detroit

In this EPISODE from Detroit, Don Wilson says “I carry quite a bit of weight in this town.” Listen for the response.

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June 20, 1948 – Baseball and Bob Hope

In this EPISODE from 1948 Jack Benny is in Cleveland with Bob Hope!

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June 27, 1948 – From New York

The last show of the season 1948.

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October 3, 1948 – Jack Hears an Echo

October 10, 1948 – The World Series


October 17, 1948 – Sorry Wrong Number

In this EPISODE Jack Benny has his own version of the 1948 film “Sorry Wrong Number”.

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October 24, 1948 – The Colman’s Have Dinner at Jack’s

October 31, 1948 – Trick or Treating

November 7, 1948 – Jack Sees Psychiatrist

November 14, 1948 – Mary is Late

November 21, 1948 – The Advertising Agency

November 28, 1948 – How We Spent Thanksgiving

December 5, 1948 – Professor La Blanc Gives Jack a Violin Lesson

December 12, 1948 – Jack Tries to Relax at Home

December 19, 1948 – Wallet for Don at Christmas

December 22, 1948 – CBS Special
Unbroadcast

December 26, 1948 – Last show for NBC

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The Jack Benny Program 1947

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January 5, 1947 – Bogie and Bacall

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny from 1947 Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are the guests in a recreation of the movie “To Have and Have Not” that goes awry.

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January 12, 1947 – Burns and Allen Tune In

In this EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program George Burns and Gracie Allen visit. Listen to find out why Gracie tries to kiss Jack.

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January 19, 1947 – Borris Karloff

January 26, 1947 – Margie


February 2, 1947 – It’s a Wonderful Life

After seeing “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the movies Jack Benny meets and angel who shows him what it would be like if he had never been born. They also happen to run into Frank Capra, in this EPISODE from 1947.

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February 9, 1947 – What Happens After the Show Goes off the Air

February 16, 1947 – Jack’s Birthday Party


February 23, 1947 – Jack Fires The Sportsmen

In this memoirs Jack Benny said that he was particularly proud of his timing in this episode.

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March 2, 1947 – Quartet Has Been Fired

In this EPISODE we find out what happens after Jack Benny fires the Sportsman quartet. The sponsor is not happy.

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March 9, 1947 – Replacement Quartet

In this EPISODE Jack Benny on his violin is compared to the latest horror movie in theaters.

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March 13, 1947 – Jack Benny Hosts 1947 Oscars

Listen to this BONUS EPISODE of the 19th Academy Awards Ceremony hosted by Jack Benny.

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March 16, 1947 – After the Oscars

in this EPISODE Jack Benny introduces his new quartet – Dennis Day, Andy Russell, Dick Haymes and Bing Crosby.

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March 23, 1947 – Sportsmen Quartet is Back

In this EPISODE from 1947 Mary Livingstone is gardening and Jack Benny silently wonders if he can use Vigoro Plant Grow on his head.

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April 6, 1947 – The Life of Jack Benny


April 13, 1947 – Jack Fixes a Phonograph

Listen to the intro to this EPISODE for a clipping from a Newsweek cover story about Jack Benny

Right now Jack Benny is the funniest man on radio.
-Newsweek March 31, 1947

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April 20, 1947 – The Egg and I

April 27, 1947 – Leaving for Chicago

May 4, 1947 – To the Train Station for Chicago

May 11, 1947 – Marjorie Reynolds

May 18, 1947 – Al Jolson

May 25, 1947 – Fred Allen and Jack Paar

October 5, 1947 – Jack Is Back from Sun Valley Vacation

October 12, 1947 – Jack Fixes Breakfast


October 19, 1947 – Golf Match

Jack Benny is on the green in this EPISODE from 1947.

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October 26, 1947 – Seventh Hole at Hillcrest Country Club

November 2, 1947 – Dark Passage’ Movie Skit 


November 9, 1947 – Costume Party

Dennis Day impersonates Ronald Coleman in one of the laugh out loud funniest episodes ever!

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November 16, 1947 – Jack’s Driver’s License

In this EPISODE Jack Benny goes to get his driver’s license renewed.

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November 23, 1947 – Movie of Jack’s Life 

November 30, 1947 – Turkey Dream

December 7, 1947 – Violin Lesson

December 14, 1947 – Sprained Ankle

December 21, 1947 – Last Minute Christmas Shopping


December 28, 1947 – 1947 Review

In this New Years EPISODE of Jack Benny they mention the “New Look” in fashion from 1947.

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