The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes

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  • 1956
  • 1 Season

This is a collection of 18 episodes that have not been seen in decades.The entire collection includes random episodes from 1956 until 1964. In the first disc, there are some episodes from 1959: Jack Benny fantasizes about what the show will be like in 1989, "Jack Switches Sponsors," and another that takes place at the Truman Library in Independence, MO, including an appearance by former President Harry Truman. The second disk takes us into the early 1960s, which includes an episode of Jack daydreaming about being interviewed by Mike Wallace.The third disk has many Christmas specials, including December, 25, 1964.

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18. 23736
December 25, 1964
Jack states that he let the members of his cast have the night off; so he goes into the audience to chat with the folks. There he finds Gisele MacKenzie; and they perform their classic violin duet.
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17. 23278
September 24, 1963
Jack; Don and Dennis imitate Peter; Paul; and Mary in response to the folk-singing craze. Billy Graham asks Jack why comedians insult each other to get laughs; and the gang demonstrates what would happen if they didn't.
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16. 23040
January 29, 1963
Dick Van Dyke says that he has been warned that Jack "works his guests to death." In the skit; Jack plays an inspector investigating a murder who questions everyone in the house - all played by Van Dyke.
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15. 22695
February 18, 1962
Jack debates the psychology of sex appeal with Rock Hudson. Jack wants to do a show like Jack Paar's The Tonight Show; and illustrates the concept with the help of Hudson and Hugh Downs.
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14. 22639
December 24, 1961
CBS is throwing a Christmas party; and Jack and Rochester give gifts to all the cast members. Mel Blanc makes his first TV appearance since his near-fatal auto accident eleven months earlier on January 24; 1961 (his wheelchair elicits no comment).
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13. 22240
November 20, 1960
Jack introduces celebrities in the audience; including John Wayne. When guest singer Jaye P. Morgan appears; Wayne whispers to Jack that he wants a date with her - and gets it.
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12. 22219
October 30, 1960
Milton Berle coaches Jack on what it takes to do a weekly comedy show; including goofy outfits; lousy jokes; and - when Jack wants something to sink his teeth into - getting a pie in the face.
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11. 22205
October 16, 1960
Everyone is talking about Jack's show going weekly; and wondering if he is up to the challenge. Jack is so rattled that he dreams of Mike Wallace verbally browbeating him about his life and career.
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10. 22037
May 1, 1960
Jack discusses his trip to the Far East; including "Japan's #1 announcer" doing the middle commercial. The sponsors have a plan for cutting costs on the program; which leaves Jack extremely wired.
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9. 22023
April 17, 1960
Jack and his girlfriend, Mildred Meyerhauser, dress up to walk in the Easter Parade on Wilshire Boulevard. They encounter many of the usual gang of eccentrics, including Jack's long-suffering violin teacher, Professor LeBlanc.
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8. 21981
March 6, 1960
Jack tells CBS executives that he wants to "broaden out" and direct a Playhouse 90 TV episode. He rehearses a dramatic scene with Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood; and chaos ensues.
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7. 21883
November 29, 1959
Jack Paar asks if Jack would replace him as a host on The Tonight Show while Paar is on vacation. Jack is reluctant but Paar coaches him; and Dennis Day pinch hits for Tonight Show regular Charlie Weaver.
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6. 21841
October 18, 1959
Jack recalls visiting the Truman Library in Independence; Missouri. The former President gives Jack a personal tour of the facility; and they share their mutual love of music.
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5. 21827
October 4, 1959
Jack is found sleeping because his show has moved from 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.; and the Sportsmen Quartet has challenges with the sponsor shift to Lux Soap after shilling Lucky Strike Cigarettes for well over a decade.
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4. 21449
September 21, 1958
Gary Cooper discusses his latest movie; Man of the West; and Jack tries to get himself cast in Coop's next picture. The part is for Cooper's twin brother; and Jack attempts to man up and measure up.
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3. 20763
November 4, 1956
Jack mistakenly receives an invitation to a dinner at the home of Ronald and Benita Colman. Arriving in his tuxedo; he tries in vain to pretentiously fit in with the upper-crust British crowd.
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2. 20749
October 21, 1956
Jack and George Gobel vie to be elected President of the Beverly Hills Beavers; a Boy Scout-type organization of neighborhood youths.
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1. 20735
October 7, 1956
Jack is extremely nervous about his debut at Carnegie Hall. George Burns appears as the devil and makes a Faustian pact with Jack to make him the greatest concert artist; but Ol' Nick exacts his vengeance onstage.
Description

This is a collection of 18 episodes that have not been seen in decades.The entire collection includes random episodes from 1956 until 1964. In the first disc, there are some episodes from 1959: Jack Benny fantasizes about what the show will be like in 1989, "Jack Switches Sponsors," and another that takes place at the Truman Library in Independence, MO, including an appearance by former President Harry Truman. The second disk takes us into the early 1960s, which includes an episode of Jack daydreaming about being interviewed by Mike Wallace.The third disk has many Christmas specials, including December, 25, 1964.

The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 1956.

Where to Watch The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes

The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes is available for streaming on the Shout Factory website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Jack Benny Program: The Lost Episodes on demand at Amazon and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    October 7, 1956