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Jan 29, 2020

January 26, 1947 - Jack Benny is changing his name to something more dignified. Then they do a skit very loosely based on the movie "Margie".

In this episode they mention the new 1947 Studebaker with large rear windows, the novelty song "Open the Door, Richard", Rudolf Valention in "The Shiek", Charles Boyer and...

Jan 22, 2020

January 19, 1947 - Most of this episode is recycled from March 1946, only with horror movie actor Boris Karloff. In the episode they reference the bandleader Spike Jones and the novelty song "Open the Door Richard".


Jan 15, 2020

January 18, 1948 - Jack Benny is in Denver for a March of Dimes fundraising event. They meet the governor and mention the mayor. It happened to be the same week as the National Western Stock Show which was also hosted in Denver.

In the episode they mention Slapsy Maxi Rosenbloom, Lady Esther cosmetics, Al Jolson, and...

Jan 8, 2020

January 11, 1948 - Jack Benny is packing for his trip to Denver for a March of Dimes event. In the episode they mention radio comedian Judy Canova, Duz Soap, the movie "Ramona", the song "Near You", Shirley Temple who would soon have her first baby and Dinah Shore who just had her first baby. In a time before...

Jan 1, 2020

January 5, 1941 - The ASCAP Boycott started in January and lasted until October of 1941. On the Jack Benny program they wrote original music for the opening of the show with funny titles. Plus the new electric razor.