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The Jack Benny Program 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1950–1965)
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The comic misadventures of the "skinflint" comedian and his friends.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Jack Benny ...  Jack Benny / ... 260 episodes, 1950-1965
Don Wilson ...  Don Wilson / ... 241 episodes, 1950-1965
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ...  Rochester Van Jones / ... 178 episodes, 1950-1965
Dennis Day ...  Dennis Day / ... 143 episodes, 1950-1965
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Storyline

Jack Benny was a regular on his own radio program since 1932. He brought the program, with his underplayed humor, to television along with his radio regulars. Jack, who remained thirty-nine-years-old, kept his money in his basement and drove his old Maxwell car just as he had done on the radio. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Trivia

Most of Jack Benny's original radio cast appeared on television with him, including Don Wilson, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, and his real-life wife Mary Livingstone made several guest appearances. In one episode, Jack dreamed that he and Mary (his platonic friend on the show) were married and had a teenage daughter. Their daughter was played by their real daughter, Joan Benny. See more »

Goofs

When the show was originally broadcast live, the program introduction was "From Television City in Hollywood..." CBS Television City is in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, not in Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Jack: It's really dangerous, here in the jungle.
'Clyde': Your'e telling me. What about those first three nights, we had to light fires to keep the animals away.
Jack: Yeah, then we ran out of water. For three weeks we couldn't even take a bath.
'Clyde': Then the animals lit fires to keep us away.
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Connections

Referenced in St. Elsewhere: Homecoming (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Love In Bloom
(theme song)
by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger
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User Reviews

bring it back!
17 October 2002 | by dtucker86See all my reviews

I loved The Jack Benny Show. I am so shocked that there were only two comments in your index about it. Yes some of the episodes are almost fifty years old and probably will never see the light of day again, but look at the dreck on tv right now. This show would be just as good as ever. Jack was such a wonderful comic because he always took it so seriously. He didn't even realize how funny he was I don't think. George Burns once said Jack was funniest when he wasn't saying anything. I loved everything about the show and would love to see it again.


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English

Release Date:

28 October 1950 (USA) See more »

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