The Jack Benny Show AKA The Jello Program AKA The Lucky Strike Program aired from the 1930's right through to the 1950's. Each week your host, John Henderson, brings an episode from that week 60-80 years ago. It's old, yet still as funny as ever. "The Jack Benny program, starring Jack Benny with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Rochester, Dennis Day, and yours truly Don Wilson"
The #1 most popular Jack Benny and OTR Podcast on the internet! Listen to the most talented actors and comedians in radio history, new audio intros on many episodes. Every week we are celebrating the episodes that are exactly 60, 65, 70 and 75 years old from 1953, 1948, 1943, and 1938! Come get a ton more podcasts from my website, www.buckbenny.com. Tell me what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, was a radio-TV comedy series which ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century comedy. Jack Benny (February 14, 1894 in Chicago, Illinois â December 26, 1974 in Beverly Hills, California), born Benjamin Kubelsky, was an American comedian, vaudeville performer, and radio, television, and film actor. He was one of the biggest stars in classic American radio and was also a major television personalit ...
There's Laughter in the Air! Radio's Top Comedians and Their Best Shows by Jack Gaver and Dave Stanley
There's Laughter in the Air takes readers on a sidesplitting romp through the world of old-time radio comedy. It gives a brief history of the medium and brief but intimate accounts of some of the biggest acts from the 1930s and 1940s. Gaver and Stanley give insight on several luminaries from the days of vintage radio: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Burns and Allen, Amos 'n Andy, and more! (Summary by ChuckW)
Fun with Jack, Phil, and Danny Kaye!
May 9, 1937 - Mother's Day Program. Just after the the Kentucky Derby Jack benny and the gang discuss the winning horse War Admiral. References include Donald Duck, the wrestler Man Mountain Dean, burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, comedy team Stupnaigle and Budd, Fred Allen, actresses Jean Arthur and Jean Harlow, bandleader George Olsen and singer E…
The Gunsmoke episode may not be quite up to our usual sound quality, but at least we have it and it's not bad at all.
Jack and Fred at their best!
Fibber and friends!
Three more great shows!
The beginnings of Orson going a little crazy on us!
Two great westerns!
April 27, 1952 - Jack Benny becomes his cowboy alter ego Buck Benny, to do his version of the new western movie "Bend in the River". The star of that movie, Jimmy Stewart, shows up to play his part. References include the violinist Isaac Stern, Johnny Ray who sings "The Little White Cloud That Cried", exotic animal hunter Frank Buck and Gillette ra…
Jack goes on the Quiz Kids show!
Fibber and the gang!
Two Jacks, Two Colmans ,and a Fred Allen add up to entertainment!
Two more great westerns!
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April 23, 1944 - Broadcasting from Vancouver BC, Canada. Jack talks to the mayor and Mary talks about growing up there. Dennis Day says goodbye. This is his last episode before leaving for the Navy for two years. References include W.C Fields.
Jack spends the next few episodes focused on The Quiz Kids radio show!
Three fun episodes with Jack, Phil, and the gang!
Two great adult westerns from 65 years ago today!
You can catch more of these every wednesday at https://judy-garland.podomatic.com/ Orson shares a letter that could be written almost verbatim today!
April 16, 1944 - The Bob Hope Show Parody. Jack benny and the gang are broadcasting from Stockton Airfield in San Joaquin county. They mention Jack's movie "Charlie's Aunt", bandleader Tommy Dorsey, Mel Blanc character Private Sad Sack, gas coupons, and an in depth look at the Bob Hope radio show including cast members Fransis Langford, Professor C…
Marshall Dillon stops by to visit Johnny Dollar!
The 1936 show has the very first Benny script by Ed Beloin and Bill Marrow!
More great Fibber and friends.
Three more great shows!
Gunsmoke leads to Suspense with Raymond Burr!
April 2, 1944 - Louella Parsons about Jack's movie. Gossip columnist Louella Parsons is expected to visit for an interview with Jack benny (and promote her book "The Gay Illiterate". They mention Jack Benny's USO tour in Africa, Jimmy Star's book "The Corpse Came C.O.D.", movie stars Gary Cooper, Hedy Lamarr, Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, W.C. F…
Catch all of EPS Week at https://buckbenny.podomatic.com/ A special bonus ESP Week Johnny Dollar!
Check in tomorrow for a second helping of Johnny Dollar this week! But don't forget to enjoy this main course before the dessert bonus episode airing tomorrow!!
Fibber Friday a little late!
BONUS EPISODE The Easter Story Son of Man: A Passion Play CBS Radio Theater Introducing: Bible Broadcasts A podcast featuring vintage stories, hymns, and gospel songs from the golden age of radio (1930 – 1950). Featuring Old Time Radio Shows that dramatize the stories of the Bible. Listen to Bible Broadcasts on Apple podcasts or your favorite podca…
Easter Dinner at Phil's and Peter Lorre stops by!
Two more great westerns.
April 1, 1945 - Jack Benny has received the honorary title of "Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska" and it's going to his head. Then he tells the story of how he found Phil Harris in 1935. We also find out how his met he girlfriend who sings "My Melancholy Baby".
Bob Bailey and Herb Ellis in John Dawson's The Clinton Matter!
More fun with Jack and Fred!
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Dennis is back!
Two more great westerns.
March 19, 1944 - Dennis dreams he has his own show. Barbara Stanwyck is the guest star. References include the Merry Mac's hit song "Mairzy Doats", Queen Elizabeth, Winston Churchill, Henry Morgenthau, Paul Lukas, Dorothy Lamour, Nelson Eddie and Jeanette MacDonald, Gypsy Rose Lee and more.
Jack and Fred!
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Larry's last show!
March 14, 1954 - A recycled script from November 5, 1950. On the train to Los Angeles Jack benny and the gang are playing 20 questions. They mention actors Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stuart, Gary Cooper and Walter Pigeon. They reference the commercial jingles "How are you fixed for blades" and Pepsi cola. They mention Jack's January TV episode with Lib…