CTVA US Comedy - "The Jack Benny Program" (J&M/Revue/CBS) Season 1 (1950-51)

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Starring Jack Benny
Pilot (1949) + Season 1 (CBS) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Steve Jensen
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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[--] The Jack Benny Show
(pilot)
08-May-1949 CBS
Guests:
Isaac Stern, Margaret Whiting, The Andrews Sisters, Lum and Abner

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CBS, Sunday 7:30, irregular broadcasts (4 episodes)
first 5 seasons all possibly live ?

Season 1, Episode 1: Premiere Show
Original Air Dateó28 October 1950
Benny's first program drives the studio audience wild - & straight into the streets when he
unholsters his violin to mangle "Love in Bloom," his theme. Jack knows he's off to a bad start
on TV when one of the show's cracked technicians (Mel Blanc) interrupts Jack's intro to wave
to an aunt. Rochester sings "My Blue Heaven" while cleaning Jack's house, and Dinah Shore
auditions "I'm Yours" for Jack. Jack joins her for "I Oughta Know More About You." The Sportsmen
Quartet perform "There's No Business Like Show Business," a theme song from Jack's radio program.
Jack's well-wishers who drop by include Ken Murray and Mr. Kitzel.

Season 1, Episode 2: The Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show
Original Air Dateó28 January 1951

Season 1, Episode 3: The Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show
Original Air Dateó1 April 1951

Season 1, Episode 4: The Ben Hogan Show
Original Air Dateó20 May 1951

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