The Jack Benny Program Season 8

Season 8

The Jack Benny Program Season 8

First Air Date: September 22, 1957

First Aired on    :   1957
Episodes    :   16 episodes



Episodes

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8x16 Hillbilly Act (April 20, 1958)



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8x15 Ronnie Burns Show (April 06, 1958)



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8x14 Railroad Station Show (March 23, 1958)



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8x13 Academy Awards (March 09, 1958)



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8x12 Violin Competition with Gisele MacKenzie (February 23, 1958)



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8x11 Jack at the Races (February 09, 1958)



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8x10 Honeymooners Show (January 26, 1958)


Dennis sings 'The 12th of never.' In the sketch, Jack plays Ralph Kramden in a take-off of The Honeymooners, with Meadows as Alice and Dennis as Ed Norton.


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8x09 Jack Takes a Beaver to the Dentist (January 12, 1958)



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8x08 Jack Goes to the Rose Bowl (December 29, 1957)



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8x07 Christmas Shopping (December 15, 1957)



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8x06 Jack's Life Story (December 01, 1957)



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8x05 John Forsythe Show (November 17, 1957)



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8x04 Ginger Rogers Show (November 03, 1957)



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8x03 Hal March Show (October 20, 1957)


During the monologue, the President and Secretary of the Jack Benny Fan Club, Pasadena Chapter, come onstage. Don and Harlow Wilson do a soft shoe to 'Me and my shadow' for the Lucky commercial. Hal March, host of The $64,000 Question quiz show, is the guest; Jack asks him questions, and he tries to answer them for prizes.


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8x02 The Airport (October 06, 1957)



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8x01 First Show of the Season (September 22, 1957)


Show opens with the audience in line to see the show, telling each other how their tickets were forced on them. In his opening monologue, Jack analyzes his own humor. Dennis sings 'Around the world in 80 days.' Don does the Lucky Strike commercial as a calypso number; Jack won't let him finish it. He introduces Mel Blanc as Otto Ketzler, a novelty music act from Vienna; Ketzler plays bottles filled with alcohol--as he tunes them, he becomes more and more inebriated. Don's wife makes Jack call the sponsor to explain that the curtailed commercial was Jack's fault, not Don's.




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