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May 25, 2022

May 31, 1953 - Jack Benny listens to the Indianapolis 500 race on the radio.

References include jailbreaker Willie Sutton, actors Jimmy Stewart, Mickey Rooney, Humphrey Bogart and George Montomery (Fort Ti 3D), director Mervyn LeRoy (Quo Vatis), and the catchphrase from the Jackie Gleason show's The Homeymooners "One of...

May 18, 2022

May 17, 1953 - Jack Benny takes the plot of the movie "Flight to Mars" and the characters from the TV show "Space Patrol" to do his own science fiction play "I Flew to Mars in a Space Ship".

Reference include the MC convertible, "The Girl Next Door" with Dennis Day and more!

May 11, 2022

May 3, 1953 - From San Francisco, Jack Benny's guest is Gisele McKenzie.

References include the TWA airline,  the songs "The Doggie in the Window" and "Pretend", actresses Ava Gardener, Lana Turner and Marilyn Monroe.

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May 4, 2022

May 4, 1934 - In this episode they talk about the Kentucky Derby and do a hillbilly feud play.

They mention the songs "Carioca", "Cocktails for Two", "Shim Sham Shimmy", "Uptown Lowdown", "The Hills of Old Kentucky" and "Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore". Movies "Cavelcade", "Mata Hari", and a loose reference to "To The...