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Aug 31, 2022

April 21, 1946 - Aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga Navy aircraft carrier docked in the San Francisco Bay, a week and a half before it left for Bikini where it would sink in an atom bomb test that summer.

References include Fred Allen, dehydrated powder eggs, and galley slaves.

Aug 24, 2022

April 14, 1946 - Jack Benny's Violin Practice Interrupts Ronald Colman's Rehearsal. 

References include the song "One-zy, Two-zy", gossip reporter Louella Parsons, France's debt to the United States, and lines for nylons, butter and vaccinations.

Aug 17, 2022

February 3, 1946  - Jack Attends Isaac Stern Concert with the Colmans and the winning poem for the "I Can't Stand Jack Benny Contest".

*Note: This episode was the very first episode of the podcast. This is an updated intro.

Aug 10, 2022

January 27, 1946 - Fred Allen Announces Contest Winner. Jack Benny has a nightmare about having to give away $10,000 in prises for the I Can't Stand Jack Benny contest. Phil Harris sings "One-zy, Two-zy" with his daughter.

References include the sending of a radar signal to the moon, the phrase "Dutch Treat", movies...

Aug 3, 2022

January 20, 1946 - Jack Benny and the gang again spoof the musical "State Fair".

References include Mayor LaGuardia, Harry Truman, Betty Grable, Gabriel Heater ("Ah, There's good news tonight."), Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.