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Sep 22, 2021

October 5, 1952 - Jack Benny plays a newspaperman.

References include game 5 of the World Series with ballplayers like Phill Rezzuto and Jackie Robinson, Albert Einstein, Milton Berle, Rocky Marciano, Ty Cobb, The New Follies at the Burbank Theater, and the songs "Cry" by Johnny Ray, "Kiss of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs, and...

Sep 15, 2021

October 25, 1942 - In this episode Jack Benny and the gang do their version on the movie "Tales of Manhattan" starring Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton and Edward G Robinson.

References include the Fred Allen radio show, the Kate Smith radio show, gasoline rationing and Berma-Shave.

Sep 8, 2021

October 4, 1942 - Jack Takes Two Cadets To Barbara Stanwyck. Don still calls the new sponsor "Grapes Nuts Flakes", they again listen to their favorite soap opera "The Heartaches of Sally Sutton" Jack is getting ready to give the Maxwell away for scrap in support of the war effort.

References include Bromo-Seltzer in the...

Sep 1, 2021

October 4, 1942 - Jack Rounds up the Gang in the Maxwell. It's the first show for Grape Nuts and Grape Nuts Flakes

In this episode they mention the "Share Your Car" campaign. Jack's toupee is compared to the iconic hair of Veronica Lake. Jack sings ("I Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle" plus Fibber McGee, the...

Aug 25, 2021

January 6, 1935 - Jack Talks with Don and Mary about their New Year's Eve celebration then do their version of "The Count of Monte Cristo".

References include Mickey Mouse, Popeye the Sailor, playwright George Bernard Shaw, boxer Gene Tunney, and Gimbel's department store.