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.


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.


February 23, 1936 – Eternal Triangle

buckrogersMarch 8, 1936 – Switching Parts

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


March 15, 1936 – Embassy Banquet

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


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 & 14, 1936 – Bennymount Studios

In the surviving portions of these EPISODES from 1936 Jack Benny meets the writers of his signature song “Love in Bloom”.


June 21, 1936 – Vacation Plans

Don Wilson gets ready to host the JELL-O Summer Show starring Tim and Irene.


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.


October 11, 1936 – Anthony Adverse Part 1

Jack Benny and the gang spoof the major motion picture “Anthony Adverse”.


October 18, 1936 – Anthony Adverse Part 2

Jack Benny talks about his new movie “The Big Broadcast of 1937”, now in theaters.


October 25, 1936 – Romeo and Juliet Preview

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


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.


November 15, 1936 – Kenny’s Anniversary

A new series begins! Head out west in this 1936 EPISODE of The Jack Benny Program for the first in the Buck Benny cowboy saga.


Carole LombardNovember 22, 1936 – Thanksgiving Plans

In this EPISODE Phil Harris is so popular movie stars like Ginger Rogers and Carole Lombard are calling him up for dates.


November 29, 1936 – Jack is Jealous of Phil

In this early EPISODE of Jack Benny, the dashing maestro Phil Harris has been making dates with beautiful movie stars and Jack is jealous.


December 6, 1936 – Money Ain’t Everything

In this episode Jack Benny takes a break from his Buck Benny western serial (or does he) to present a drama called Money Ain’t Everything.


December 13, 1936 – Andy Devine

The first episode of Jack Benny with Andy Devine the western movie sidekick.


December 20, 1936 – Old Fashioned Christmas Party

December 27, 1936 – Mary’s Mother

In this EPISODE of Jack Benny, Mary reads a letter and Andy Devine returns for the fifth instalment of the western serial Buck Benny Rides Again.


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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!


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

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


littlewomenWinter 1934 – Miniature Women

This is a collection of clips from early 1934  They mention parody the movie “Little Women” with Katharine Hepburn.


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.


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


Poor sound quality.


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.


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.


Jack_Benny_babyAugust 31, 1934 – The House of Benny

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


September to October 1934 – First JELL-O

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


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

Before Dennis Day there was Kenny Baker. This is a fun early EPISODE where Jack Benny meets his new singer Kenny and goes to the barber to get a shave.



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