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May 24, 2017

May 21, 1944 - Jack Benny and the gang discuss split personality, and later Jack realizes he has a split personality. Phil Harris and his wife Alice Faye just had a baby. Jack turns on the radio and hears a commercial for "Sympathy Cough Syrup" (very funny spoof). Plus they reference the death of Flattop from the Dick...


May 21, 2017

May 21, 1939 - In this episode of the Jack Benny program, Phil Harris inflicts the worst torture imaginable on Jack...baby talk! Plus we learn about Eleanor Roosevelt's radio show and the NY World's Fair. Plus the second half of "Gunga Din".


May 16, 2017

May 14, 1944 - Jack at the gang are at Camp Adair, Corvallis, Oregon performing for the infantry. Don starts of the episode by listing other programs you can hear through the week:
Monday - Cavalcade of America
Tuesday - Bob Hope
Wednesday - Eddie Cantor
Thursday - Bing Crosby
Friday Amos 'n Andy
Saturday - Truth or...


May 14, 2017

May 14, 1939 - It's mother's day and Jack Benny and the gang spoof a movie in the theatres about a water bearer in British occupied India called "Gunga Din" part 1.


May 10, 2017

May 9, 1948 - Ronald Coleman's Oscar is finally returned...or was it ever gone? They reference the Pilgrims (listen for a funny clip of Abbot and Costello from 1948). Bare midriff's are in fashion. The first villain pro-wrestler on television, Gorgeous George. And they mention Little Orphan Annie.