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Dec 4, 2019

December 1, 1946 - It has been a few years since Jack benny's appearance on the game show "Take It or Leave It" and he still thinks he should have won the money. The host Phil Baker visits Jack in this episode. Plus they mention "The Count of Monte Cristo", Lassie, John L Lewis and Phil Harris' show.

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Nov 27, 2019

November 24, 1946 - Jack Benny welcomes gangster star Edward G Robinson for their version of the movie "The Killers".  References include Hollywood's Santa Claus Lane Parade, Eversharp razors, the gangster movie Little Cesar, and the songs "Rumors are Flying", "The Missouri Waltz", and "Holiday for Strings".

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Nov 20, 2019

November 21, 1937 - In this episode they spoof the 1937 Ronald Colman movie "Lost Horizon" directed by Frank Capra. Plus they mention the swing dance called The Suzie-Q, adventurer Frank Buck, Eddie Canton (and his 5 daughters), and the Elk's Lodge.

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Nov 13, 2019

November 10, 1946 - Jack Benny gets a haircut from Rochester. When the Sportsmen quartet come to do the commercial Jack fires and re-hires them.

They reference the singer Hildegarde, the song Stardust and the musicians union leader Petrillo. Movies "The Strange love of Martha Ivers", and the actress Merle Oberon. Radio...


Nov 6, 2019

November 3, 1946 - Jack Benny tries to break his contract with the Sportsmen quartet. They mention the movies "The Killer", "Margie" and "Breakfast in Hollywood" starring Tom Breneman. They also sing the song "Shine on Harvest Moon". Plus the Lord Calvert Whiskey ads featuring The Men of Distinction