History Radio / TheJackBennyProgram

9th Jun '17 3:15:26 PM GunarmDyne
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* BrickJoke: ...amonga! This was a staple of the show, there would be a joke or some weird commentary made, and then 10, 20 minutes later, they would return to, or continue with that same gag.

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* BrickJoke: ...amonga! BrickJoke: This was a staple of the show, there would be a joke or some weird commentary made, and then 10, 20 minutes later, they would return to, or continue with that same gag.gag. One of the most popular is Mel Blanc's train station announcer as quoted at the top of the page.
** One episode with Humphrey Bogart begins with one woman calling her friend to turn down the heat on the stove to slow down cooking a pot roast. Later, Bogart's character calls the same woman and learns she was going to serve him the pot roast.
** In one Christmas shopping episode, Jack actually splurges and buys Don a $40 wallet rather than one for $1.98. At the end, he opts to trade wallets after convincing himself it's the thought that counts.
** Three in one train station episode: Jack mentions a bench being added to the hotel he likes to stay at and the plumber at his house soon reveals he was the one who built it. Jack also gets calls for "Chuck" from a girl preparing to elope only to run into her at the station. Finally, a raffle for a prize turkey is done at the station and, after some luggage mishaps, Jack reads his ticket number to the station attendant only to learn he won the turkey.
** "...amonga!"
24th Apr '17 11:29:23 AM Golondrina
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** Most notoriously was that the stinginess aspect of his character was ''absent'': In the January 1, 1933 episode, he said he got for Christmas handkerchiefs for [[GagNose (Jimmy) Durante]], earmuffs for [[ClarkGable Gable]] and shoes for [[GretaGarbo Garbo]].

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** Most notoriously was that the stinginess aspect of his character was ''absent'': In the January 1, 1933 episode, he said he got for Christmas handkerchiefs for [[GagNose (Jimmy) Durante]], earmuffs for [[ClarkGable [[Creator/ClarkGable Gable]] and shoes for [[GretaGarbo [[Creator/GretaGarbo Garbo]].
22nd Apr '17 6:35:27 PM Golondrina
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* OrsonWelles: Guest-hosted for several 1943 episodes while Benny was ill with pneumonia.

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* OrsonWelles: Creator/OrsonWelles: Guest-hosted for several 1943 episodes while Benny was ill with pneumonia.
19th Apr '17 7:22:03 AM Scorpion451
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* NoFourthWall: escalating to RecursiveReality levels as time went on, becoming a SelfParody of a sitcom about the cast of a variety show putting on a variety show.
16th Apr '17 5:23:32 PM Aleal
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** The Tout's spiel, "Hey bud... C'mere a minute," always expressing negatives as "Uh uh."
** A character played by Benny Rubin (often found behind an information counter) who answered every question with "I dunno."



* MelBlanc: Did a number of minor voice-over and live-action roles (the violin teacher, Polly the Parrot), as well as some sound effects (the Maxwell).

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* MelBlanc: Did a number of minor voice-over and live-action roles (the on radio and reprised many on-camera on television(the violin teacher, Polly the Parrot), as well as some sound effects (the Maxwell).Maxwell, Carmichael the polar bear).



** The incredibly long alarm that sounds when the vault is opened (provided by Mel Blanc). it lasts 10-15 seconds and ends with a foghorn.

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** The incredibly long alarm that sounds when the vault is opened (provided by Mel Blanc).opened. it lasts 10-15 seconds and ends with a foghorn.
7th Mar '17 1:14:01 PM Mdumas43073
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** A ''[[Series/TheHoneymooners Honeymooners]]'' sketch on Jackie Gleason's variety show involved the Kramdens' feud with their cheapskate landlord, who was ultimately [[TheReveal revealed]] to be Jack Benny.
7th Mar '17 1:10:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheAlcoholic: Phil Harris. Oy, the drunk jokes they did with Phil and his band flowed like wine. Lampshaded, even, when Phil's replacement, Bob Crosby, complained to Jack about how the writers kept trying to saddle him with drunk jokes. Eventually the writers settled on using the surplus drunk jokes on the band members, mainly Frankie Remley, Charlie Bagby, and "Sammy The Drummer" (real name: Sammy Weiss) that were also with Phil Harris. Bob Crosby's role became that of somewhat of a straight man to the gaggle of reprobates in the orchestra.

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* TheAlcoholic: Phil Harris. Oy, the drunk jokes they did with Phil and his band flowed like wine. Lampshaded, even, when Phil's replacement, Bob Crosby, complained to Jack about how the writers kept trying to saddle him with drunk jokes. Eventually the writers settled on using the surplus drunk jokes on the band members, mainly Frankie Remley, Charlie Bagby, and "Sammy The the Drummer" (real name: Sammy Weiss) that were also with Phil Harris. Bob Crosby's role became that of somewhat of a straight man to the gaggle of reprobates in the orchestra.



** Mel Blanc's train station announcement: "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc—amonga." The pause between "Cuc" and "amonga" got longer as the show went on, on one occasion encompassing a big chunk of an episode.

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** Mel Blanc's train station announcement: "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc—amonga.Cuc–amonga." The pause between "Cuc" and "amonga" got longer as the show went on, on one occasion encompassing a big chunk of an episode.
7th Mar '17 1:09:00 PM Mdumas43073
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** Mel Blanc's train station announcement: "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga." The pause between "Cuc" and "amonga" got longer as the show went on, on one occasion encompassing a big chunk of an episode.

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** Mel Blanc's train station announcement: "Train leaving on Track 5 for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga.Cuc—amonga." The pause between "Cuc" and "amonga" got longer as the show went on, on one occasion encompassing a big chunk of an episode.
7th Mar '17 1:06:08 PM Mdumas43073
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** Mel Blanc's train station announcement. ("Train arriving on Track 5 from Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga...")

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** Mel Blanc's train station announcement. ("Train arriving announcement: "Train leaving on Track 5 from for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga...")Cuc-amonga." The pause between "Cuc" and "amonga" got longer as the show went on, on one occasion encompassing a big chunk of an episode.
7th Mar '17 1:03:28 PM Mdumas43073
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** EEE-YEEEEESSSSS!

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** EEE-YEEEEESSSSS!Frank Nelson's "EEE-YEEEEESSSSS!"


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** The various snarky characters (or perhaps a [[WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs single character who keeps changing jobs]]) played by Frank Nelson who Jack has to deal with.
** Mel Blanc's train station announcement. ("Train arriving on Track 5 from Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga...")
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