October 5, 1952 – Jack Benny plays a newspaperman.
References include Jack Benny’s first TV show of the season, game 5 of the World Series with ballplayers like Phill Rezzuto and Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, Milton Berle, Rocky Marciano, Ty Cobb, The New Follies at the Burbank Theater, and the songs “Cry” by Johnny Ray, “Kiss of Fire” by Georgia Gibbs, and “Feet Up (Pat Him on the Po Po)” by Guy Mitchell.
October 4, 1942 – Jack Takes Two Cadets To Barbara Stanwyck. Don still calls the new sponsor “Grapes Nuts Flakes”, they again listen to their favorite soap opera “The Heartaches of Sally Sutton” Jack is getting ready to give the Maxwell away for scrap in support of the war effort.
References include Bromo-Seltzer in the blue glass bottles, coal minor’s union man John L Lewis, Red Cross blood donation, bandleader Paul Whitman, and the song “Jingle Jangle Jingle”.
October 4, 1942 – Jack Rounds up the Gang in the Maxwell. It’s the first show for Grape Nuts and Grape Nuts Flakes.
In this episode they mention the “Share Your Car” campaign. Jack’s toupee is compared to the iconic hair of Veronica Lake. Jack sings (“I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle” plus Fibber McGee, the Aldrich Family, Bing Crosby and soap operas.