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Sep 30, 2020

October 3, 1954 - A special presentation of the master tape recording of this episode plus selected portions of the rehearsal.

In this episode they play a jingle written by Jack's arranger Mahlon Merrick. It was the theme song to the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports called "Look Shark / Be Sharp March".

They mention Irving...

Sep 23, 2020

September 30, 1945 - It's daylight savings and Jack Benny is back from his USO tour and ready for a new season. 

Jack mentions his summer replacment, Wayne King, Phil Harris' song "That's what I Like About The South", radio programs like The Great Gildersleeve, Cass Daley, Kay Kyser, Edger Bergan and Charlie McCarthy,...

Sep 16, 2020

February 21, 1937 - Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone had starred in this week's episode of the Lux Radio Theater in a play called "Brewster's Millions". 

References include Irene Dunn in "Theadora Goes Wild", Cathrine Hepburn, Sarah Burnhardt, Goody Ace, Jack Pearl, Phil Baker, Walter Winchel and Ed Sullivan.

Sep 9, 2020

January 17, 1937 - The Jack Benny / Fred Allen feud continues with Fred claiming that Jack's violin only had two strings. Plus Jack and the cast continue the Buck Benny saga with a special guest star - Universal Pictures western star Buck Jones.

Plus Andy Devine. and references to William S Hart, Harry Cooper the...

Sep 2, 2020

January 10, 1937 - After Jack Benny's little comment last week, Fred Allen really ramps up the feud on his show by asking each of his amateur guests about Jack's violin playing. 

Jack Benny also hosted the Paramount Silver Jubilee for Adolph Zukor. They mention Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Fred MacMurray and Mary...