Jack Benny sets down his violin and trades mirth for mystery in my three favorite Suspense episodes starring the legendary comedian. First, he finds a bag of money and a pile of trouble in "Murder in G-Flat" (originally aired on CBS on April 5, 1951). Then, he's an embezzling retiree who adjusts his pension plan in "A Good and Faithful Servant" (originally aired on CBS on June 2, 1952). Finally, we head to Mars where Benny's average Martian is recruited to welcome visitors from Earth in "Plan X" (originally aired on CBS on February 2, 1953).
Jack’s Seventh Anniversary On Radio by The Jack Benny Program
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We hear from The Jack Benny Program on this week’s A Legacy Of Laughs. From April 30, 1939, here’s Jack’s Seventh Anniversary On Radio. More from The Jack Benny Program https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr12022/LOL188.mp3 Download LOL188
The Jack Benny Program: Last New Radio Show—05/22/1955
In May of 1955, radio’s highest rated show was still The Jack Benny Program. Just under three-million homes tuned in, and many more in their cars. On May 22nd after twenty-three seasons on the air, Jack Benny brought his radio show to a close. At the time, the cast and crew didn't realize this would be their last new radio program, so there was no big sendoff. However, In the fall, Benny and his program would move solely into TV.This is the last episode.
We hear The Jack Benny Program on this week’s A Legacy Of Laughs. From March 19, 1939, here’s Jack Has A Cold. More from The Jack Benny Program https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22021/LOL179.mp3 Download LOL179
BW - EP124—004: February 1954—Jack Benny Turns 40. Or Does He?
In February of 1954, Jack Benny was in the midst of his sixth year on CBS, and his twenty-second in radio. Although his TV program was in the midst of its fourth season, his radio show was still airing in the familiar Sunday 7PM eastern time slot. It had a radio rating of 8.2, second-highest on the air. To many, he was simply the most famous comedian alive. February 14th, 1954 was Jack Benny’s real-life sixtieth birthday. Of course, here was a man who’d been claiming to be thirty-nine for years. That night, the entire Benny cast celebrated Jack's birthday on air. This is that episode.
Jack's First Episode of his radio program. You will notice a big difference from this first episode to the later ones that most are used to hearing. This episode is mostly music with jokes in between. This episode aired May 2, 1932.website: https://otr.duane.media | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Instagram: @duane.otr | Twitter: @duane_otr
The Jack Benny Program: Jack Goes to the Races—01/24/1954
Airing in his familiar Sundays at 7PM eastern time slot, in 1954 Benny had a radio rating of 8.2, second-highest on the air. For twenty years, Benny’s rating had never fallen out of the top ten, and twelve times he’d had a top-three show.On January 24th, 1954 Jack went to the race track.
Carmichael The Polar Bear by The Jack Benny Program
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This week on A Legacy Of Laughs, we hear Carmichael, The Polar Bear, from The Jack Benny Program. This episode originally aired March 12, 1939. More from The Jack Benny Program https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/rr22021/LOL168.mp3 Download LOL168