THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM - VOLUME 2

The format of the show, and the personality of it's star, so well honed in two decades on radio, made the transition to television almost intact in 1950. Joining him from his radio cast were Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, as Jack's wise-cracking valet; Dennis Day, the naive, somewhat dense tenor who sang on the show; Mel Blanc and Don Wilson the announcer. Seen on a more irregular basis was Mary Livingstone, Jack's real-life wife. Jack Benny moved into television slowly.

In his first season (1950-1951), he only performed 4 shows. By the 1951-1952 season, Jack was ready to do 1 show approximately every 6 weeks. In the third season (1952-1953), the show was broadcast every 4 weeks. During the 1953-1954 season, The Jack Benny Program aired every 3 weeks. - From 1954-1960, the Benny programs aired every other week, rotating with such shows as Private Secretary and Bachelor Father. Beginning in the 1960-1961 season, The Jack Benny Program began airing every week.

Jack's stinginess, vanity about his supposed age of 39, basement vault where he kept all his money ancient Maxwell automobile, and feigned ineptness at playing the violin were all part of the act. Added to Jack's famous pregnant pause and exasperated "Well" were a rather mincing walk, an affected hand to the cheek, and a painted look of disbelief when confronted by lifes little tragedies.

Jack was blessed with some of the best comedy writers in the business and he is still considered one of the all time greatest comedians. We believe this to be the biggest and best picture and sound quality set ever offered. In two volumes you will find 87 different shows including appearances on the BING CROSBY SHOW, BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW & THE GENERAL ELECTRIC THEATRE. Our second set also contains many of the original commercials exactly as they appeared on Jack?s show. Many are rare episodes never offered before.

VOLUME #2 - NOTE: OVER HALF OF THESE SHOWS CONTAIN ORIGINAL 1950?S COMMERCIALS WHICH ADD TO THE FUN . 38 SHOWS PLUS A ONE HOUR SPECIAL. Also includes Jack Benny appearance on THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW & THE BING CROSBY SHOW plus performance on THE GENERAL ELECTRIC SHOW

MODERN PRISON SKETCH

DON INVITES THE GANG

LAS VEGAS SHOW

GHOST TOWN WESTERN

JACK GOES TO THE GYM

JACK TAKES BEAVERS

FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING

DEATH ROW SKETCH

FRED ALLEN AND EDDIE CANTOR

HUMPHREY BOGART

JOHNNY RAY AND DANNY THOMAS

IRENE DUNN AND VINCENT PRICE

LIBERACE

JACK DREAMS HE?S MARRIED TO MARY

GOLDIE, FRIENDS AND GLIDE

BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW

JAM SESSION

HOW JACK FOUND MARY

JACK DOES CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

TALENT SHOW

HONEYMOONERS SHOW

ERNIE KOVACS SHOW

JACKS HONG KONG SUIT

DON WILSONS 27TH ANNIVERSARY

JACK RENTS HIS HOUSE

$64,000 QUESTION

JACK BENNY HOUR (SPECIAL HOUR LONG SHOW)

CHRISTMAS SHOW

NEW YEARS SHOW

NEW YEARS EVE

JACKS MAXWELL IS STOLEN

JACK GOES TO A CONCERT

ABOUT NEW YEARS EVE

PEGGY KING AND ART LINKLETTER

JACK GETS ROBBED

DORTHY SHEA

FACE IS FAMILIAR

THE HONEST MAN

BING CROSBY SHOW

THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM - VOLUME 2
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