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 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 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.
May 3, 2017
May 2, 1948 - Guest Star Frank Sinata. That skinny kid won an Oscar for "The House I Live In" in 1945 and was currently in the movie "Miracle of the Bells". Not to mention the fact that he had his own radio show "Your Hit Parade". This week the negotiate a price for him to sing on The Jack Benny Show.
Apr 26, 2017
April 26, 1942 - Jack Benny and the gang are at the new NBC building in San Francisco. Listen closely and you will hear them mention 7-Up, Red Skelton's catchphrase "I Dood It", and "Havanna Nights". They also do a western skit called Jack Hawkin's Revenge.