Television

Here are some episodes of the Jack Benny television show with introductory conversations with John Henderson, Darrel “Buck Benny” Lantz, Kathy Fuller-Seeley and others.


Season 1

October 28, 1950 – Premiere Show

January 28, 1951 – Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show
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April 1, 1951 – Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show
Unavailable

May 20, 1951 – Ben Hogan Show
Unavailable


Season 2

November 4, 1951 – Dorothy Shay

December 16, 1951 – Helene Francois Show
Unavailable

January 7, 1952 – Gaslight
Unavailable

March 9, 1952 – Gracie Bit
Audio Only

April 20, 1952 – Isaac Stern Show
Unavailable

June 1, 1952 – Jack Prepares for a Trip to England
Unavailable


Season 3

October 5, 1952 – Bob Crosby’s Contract
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November 2, 1952 – Buck Benny Rides Again
Unavailable

November 30, 1952 – Jack Gets Robbed

December 28, 1952 – Cafe Skit

January 25, 1953 – 60 Piece Orchestra Skit

March 22, 1953 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

April 19, 1953 – Fred Allen Show

May 17, 1953 – Visit to the Vault


Season 4

September 13, 1953 – Honolulu Trip

October 4, 1953 – Jack as a Child

October 25, 1953 – Humphrey Bogart Show

November 15, 1953 – Johnny Ray Show

December 6, 1953 – Irene Dunne Show

December 27, 1953 – Reminiscing About Last New Year’s

January 17, 1954 – Liberace Show

February 7, 1954 – Jack Dreams He’s Married to Mary

February 28, 1954 – Helen Hayes Show

March 21, 1954 – Goldie, Fields and Glide

April 11, 1954 – Burns and Allen Show

May 2, 1954 – David Niven Show

May 23, 1954 – Road to Nairobi


Season 5

October 3, 1954 – Entire Cast Show

October 17, 1954 – Jam Session at Jack’s

October 31, 1954 – How Jack Found Mary

November 14, 1954 – The Giant Mutiny

November 28, 1954 – The Life of Jack Benny

December 12, 1954 – Jack Does Christmas Shopping Show

December 26, 1954 – San Diego Naval Training Center Show

January 9, 1955 – Bedroom Burglar

January 23, 1955 – Jack and Gisele MacKenzie’s Violin Duet

February 6, 1955 – Four O’Clock in the Morning Show

February 20, 1955 – Jack’s Lunch Counter

March 6, 1955 – Jack Takes Beavers to the Fair

March 20, 1955 – Gary Crosby Show

April 3, 1955 – You Bet Your Life

April 17, 1955 – Preparing for New York Trip

May 1, 1955 – Jackie Gleason Show


Season 6

September 25, 1955 – Jack Goes to Dennis’ House

October 9, 1955 – Massage and Date with Gertrude

October 23, 1955 – Peggy King and Art Linkletter

November 6, 1955 – Isaac Stern Boosts Jack’s Morale

November 20, 1955 – Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice

December 4, 1955 – Jack Hunts for Uranium

December 18, 1955 – Frances and Edgar Bergen

January 1, 1956 – New Year’s Day Show

January 15, 1956 – Don Invites Gang to Dinner

January 29, 1956 – How Jack Met Rochester

February 12, 1956 – William Holden / Frances Bergen Show

February 26, 1956 – Rochester Sleeps Through Jack’s Show

March 11, 1956 – Jack Drives to Palm Springs

March 25, 1956 – Jack Opens Beverly Hills Office

April 8, 1956 – Gisele MacKenzie Show

April 22, 1956 – Jack Tries to Get a Passport


Season 7

September 23, 1956 – Alfred Wallenstein Show

October 7, 1956 – George Burns / Spike Jones Show

October 21, 1956 – George Gobel / Red Skelton Show

November 4, 1956 – Jack Is Invited to the Ronald Colmans

November 18, 1956 – Jack’s Maxwell Is Stolen

December 2, 1956 – Jack Locked in the Tower of London

December 16, 1956 – The Mikado

December 30, 1956 – Talent Show

January 13, 1957 – Jack and Mary in Rome

January 27, 1957 – The Fiddler

February 10, 1957 – Goodwin Knight / George Jessel Show

February 24, 1957 – Hope and Benny in Agent’s Office

March 10, 1957 – Jack Falls Into a Canal in Venice

March 24, 1957 – Jack in Paris

April 7, 1957 – Mary’s May Company Reunion

April 21, 1957 – Visit from the IRS

Season 8

September 22, 1957 – First Show of the Season

October 6, 1957 – The Airport

October 20, 1957 – Hal March Show

November 3, 1957 – Ginger Rogers Show

November 17, 1957 – John Forsythe Show

December 1, 1957 – Jack’s Life Story

December 15, 1957 – Christmas Shopping Show

December 29, 1957 – Jack Goes to the Rose Bowl

January 12, 1958 – Jack Takes a Beaver to the Dentist

January 26, 1958 – Honeymooners Show

February 9, 1958 – Jack at the Races

February 23, 1958 – Violin Competition with Gisele MacKenzie

March 9, 1958 – Academy Awards

March 23, 1958 – Railroad Station Show

April 6, 1958 – Ronnie Burns Show

April 20, 1958 – Hillbilly Act

Season 9

September 21, 1958 – Gary Cooper Show

October 5, 1958 – Phil Harris Show

October 19, 1958 – The Millionaire

November 2, 1958 – Stars’ Wives Show

November 16, 1958 – Bachelor TV Lives

November 30, 1958 – Jack Goes to the Doctor

December 14, 1958 – Jack and Gisele MacKenzie

December 28, 1958 – Christmas Gift Exchange

January 11, 1959 – Autolight

January 25, 1959 – Ernie Kovacs Show

February 8, 1959 – Jack Goes to a Nightclub

February 22, 1959 – Airport Sketch

March 8, 1959 – Panel Discussion Show

March 22, 1959 – Edgar Bergen Show

April 5, 1959 – Ed Sullivan / Genevieve Show

Season 10

October 4, 1959 – The Jack Benny Program 30 Years in the Future

October 18, 1959 – Harry Truman Show

November 1, 1959 – Jack Webb Show

November 15, 1959 – Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stewart Show

November 29, 1959 – Jack Paar Show

December 13, 1959 – Jack Goes to a Pasadena Fan Club Meeting

December 27, 1959 – George Burns Show

January 10, 1960 – Ben Blue Show

January 24, 1960 – Maurice Gosfield / Amateur Show

February 7, 1960 – George Gobel Show

February 21, 1960 – Jack Is Arrested

March 6, 1960 – Natalie Wood / Robert Wagner Show

April 3, 1960 – Slogan Contest

April 17, 1960 – Easter Show

May 1, 1960 – Final Show of the Season

Season 11

October 16, 1960 – Nightbeat Takeoff

October 23, 1960 – Dick Clark Show

October 30, 1960 – Milton Berle Show

November 6, 1960 – Hong Kong Suit

November 20, 1960 – John Wayne Show

November 27, 1960 – Joey Bishop Show

December 4, 1960 – Lunch Counter Murder

December 11, 1960 – Jack Goes to a Concert

December 18, 1960 – Jack Goes Christmas Shopping

December 25, 1960 – Amateur Show

January 1, 1961 – Jack Casting for Television Special

January 8, 1961 – Jack Goes to the Vault

January 15, 1961 – Don’s 27th Anniversary with Jack

January 22, 1961 – Jack at the Supermarket

January 29, 1961 – Jack Is Hypnotized

February 5, 1961 – Jack Goes to a Gym

February 12, 1961 – Death Row Sketch

February 19, 1961 – Musicale

February 26, 1961 – Jack Becomes a Surgeon

March 5, 1961 – Detective Story

March 12, 1961 – Children’s Version of the Show

March 19, 1961 – Jack Goes to Las Vegas

March 26, 1961 – Dance Contest

April 2, 1961 – Variety Show

April 9, 1961 – Main Street Shelter

April 16, 1961 – English Sketch

Season 12

October 15, 1961 – Season Premiere

October 22, 1961 – Waukegan Show

November 5, 1961 – Jack on Trial for Murder

November 12, 1961 – Jack Takes the Stewarts to a Play

November 19, 1961 – Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

November 26, 1961 – Jack Plays Golf

December 3, 1961 – Jack Is Followed Home

December 10, 1961 – Jack Goes to the Cafeteria

December 17, 1961 – Jack Writes a Song

December 24, 1961 – Christmas Party

December 31, 1961 – New Year’s Eve

January 7, 1962 – Jack Does Opera

January 14, 1962 – Dennis Day’s Surprise Birthday Party

January 21, 1962 – Jack Gets a Passport

January 28, 1962 – How Jack Met Rochester

February 4, 1962 – Police Station Show

February 11, 1962 – Ghost Town Western

February 18, 1962 – Rock Hudson Show

March 4, 1962 – Julie London Show

March 11, 1962 – Alexander Hamilton Show

March 18, 1962 – Shari Lewis Show

March 25, 1962 – Crazy Airport

April 1, 1962 – Jack Goes Back Into Pictures

April 8, 1962 – Jack Is a Violin Teacher

April 15, 1962 – Modern Prison Sketch

April 22, 1962 – Jack Takes in a Boarder

Season 13

September 25, 1962 – Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

October 2, 1962 – Frank Sinatra, Jr. Show

October 9, 1962 – Phil Silvers Show

October 16, 1962 – Air Force Sketch

October 23, 1962 – Lawrence Welk Show

October 30, 1962 – My Gang Comedy

November 13, 1962 – Jack Plays Tarzan

November 20, 1962 – Jack Gives a Dinner Party

November 27, 1962 – Jack Meets a Japanese Agent

December 4, 1962 – Jack and Bob Hope in Vaudeville

December 11, 1962 – Jack Referees a Wrestling Match

December 18, 1962 – Jack and the Crying Cab Driver

December 25, 1962 – The Story of the New Talent Show

January 1, 1963 – Jack Attends the Rose Bowl

January 8, 1963 – Jack Meets Max Bygraves

January 15, 1963 – Twilight Zone Sketch

January 22, 1963 – Peter Lorre / Joanie Sommers Show

January 29, 1963 – The Murder of Clayton Worthington

February 5, 1963 – Jack Rents His House

February 12, 1963 – Spanish Sketch

February 19, 1963 – Connie Francis Show

February 26, 1963 – Jack Does the U.S.O. Show

March 5, 1963 – Frankie Avalon Show

March 12, 1963 – Jack Is Kidnapped

March 19, 1963 – Jack Fires Don

March 26, 1963 – The Mikado

April 2, 1963 – A Dummy Replaces Jack

April 9, 1963 – Jack Answers Request Letters

Season 14

September 24, 1963 – Billy Graham Show

October 1, 1963 – Robert Goulet Show

October 8, 1963 – Riverboat Sketch

October 15, 1963 – Tall Cowboy Sketch

October 22, 1963 – Johnny Carson Show

October 29, 1963 – Jack Directs a Film

November 5, 1963 – Ed Sullivan Show

November 19, 1963 – Robinson Crusoe Sketch

November 26, 1963 – Jack Takes a Boat to Hawaii

December 3, 1963 – Dennis Drives Jack to the Hospital

December 10, 1963 – Three Musketeers Sketch

December 24, 1963 – George Jessel / Amateur Show

December 31, 1963 – Jack Alone on New Year’s Eve

January 7, 1964 – How Jack Met George Burns

January 14, 1964 – Peter, Paul and Mary Show

January 21, 1964 – Nat King Cole Show

January 28, 1964 – Bobby Darin Show

February 4, 1964 – Don Breaks His Leg

February 11, 1964 – How Jack Found Dennis

February 18, 1964 – The Final LeBlanc Sketch

February 25, 1964 – Jack and Dennis Do Impersonations

March 3, 1964 – Jack Redecorates His House

March 17, 1964 – Jack Is a Boxing Manager

March 24, 1964 – Jack Renews His Driver’s License

March 31, 1964 – The Lettermen Show

April 7, 1964 – Jack Goes to an Allergy Doctor

April 14, 1964 – Harlow Gets a Date

April 21, 1964 – I Am the Fiddler

Season 15

September 25, 1964 – NBC Premiere

October 2, 1964 – Lucille Ball Show

October 9, 1964 – Andy Williams Show

October 16, 1964 – Income Tax Show

October 23, 1964 – Jack Makes a Comedy Record

October 30, 1964 – Hillbilly Sketch

November 6, 1964 – Jungle Sketch

November 13, 1964 – Jack Loses a Raffle

November 20, 1964 – The Cat Burglar

November 27, 1964 – Jack Hires a Cook

December 4, 1964 – Wayne Newton / Louis Nye Show

December 11, 1964 – Jack Has a Sick Alligator

December 18, 1964 – Amateur Night

December 25, 1964 – One Man Show

January 8, 1965 – Jack Jones Show

January 22, 1965 – Jack Adopts a Son

January 29, 1965 – Kingston Trio Show

February 5, 1965 – Jack Visits House of Monkeys

February 12, 1965 – The Stradivarius Story

February 19, 1965 – Jack Joins Acrobats

February 26, 1965 – Rainy Day in Palm Springs

March 5, 1965 – Jack Brings Ed Up from the Vault

March 12, 1965 – Jack Finds a Double

March 19, 1965 – Jack’s Navy Buddy Returns

March 26, 1965 – Dennis Opens a Bank Account

April 2, 1965 – Jack Appears on a Panel Show

April 9, 1965 – Jack Has Dog Trouble

April 16, 1965 – Smothers Brothers Show


Movies and Specials

October 7, 1937 – This Way Please


February 25, 1950 – You Can Change the World PSA

November 12, 1961 – Royal Variety Performance in The UK

March 16, 1964 -Jack Benny in Australia