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|Tuesday, January 19th, 2010|
|Monday, September 8th, 2008|
|Sunday, August 10th, 2008|
|Monday, March 17th, 2008|
|Wednesday, February 14th, 2007|
|Wednesday, July 12th, 2006|
I recently bought earthstation1.com's Jack Benny MP3s (nine CDs) and started listening to the first disc. (I can't recommend it yet because I've only looked at the first disc, so the others could be blank for all I know!) But what I've heard so far is a few shows for Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Benny seems pretty recognizable from the early Benny shows. He jokes about himself and the others on the broadcast, and about the commercials. He does, when he makes a joke, let you know that he's made one.
These shows are pretty much music shows (pretty good music too), with Jack doing his emcee/comedy stuff in between numbers.
Good stuff so far.
|Wednesday, February 1st, 2006|
Something of general Jack Benny interest...
This is story 99 of George Burns' 100 Years, 100 Stories
, published by Putnam's Sons in 1996 (pages 203-204):
Here's something I did at a party one night and it made Jack hysterical. You're not going to believe this, and I don't blame you because I still don't believe it, either. It started while we were both standing at the bar having a drink. We were wearing dinner clothes, and I noticed that there was a little piece of white thread stuck on the lapel of Jack's coat. I said, "Jack, that piece of thread you're wearing on your lapel tonight looks very smart. Do you mind if I borrow it?" Then I took the piece of thread from his lapel and put it on my lapel.
That was it -- that was the whole thing. I'm not sure, but I think that during my life in show business I must have thought of a funnier bit -- I certainly hope so. But that bit of business took Jack apart. He laughed, he pounded the bar, he kept pounding the bar, and finally he collapsed on the floor, laughing.
The next day I got a little box, put a piece of white thread in it, and sent it over to Jack's house with a note that said, "Jack, thanks for letting me wear this last night."
A little later I got a phone call from Mary. She said, "George, that piece of thread got here an hour ago and Jack is still on the floor. When he stops laughing I think I'll leave him!"
|Tuesday, June 7th, 2005|
Hey everyone! I can't believe there's a Jack Benny community! We have the huge DVD collection of Jack Benny episodes and I just love this guy. No wonder Johnny Carson admired him; he's absolutely brilliant! Does anyone have a favorite episode? Some of mine are the Beverly Hills police station episode, the Christmas one with Mel Blanc, and the time when Jack fell asleep at the suit store.
|Saturday, April 9th, 2005|
Does anyone know if there's a good biography of Eddie Anderson?