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Starring Jack Benny
Season 8 (CBS) (1957-58)
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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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern (Fortnightly)
Alternated with - 
Bachelor Father (Revue) (1957-62) starring John Forsythe   (season 1)

10 Live shows plus 6 filmed episodes (prod. nos. 863-868)

Season 8, Episode 1: First Show of the Season
Original Air Dateó22 September 1957

Season 8, Episode 2: The Airport
Original Air Dateó6 October 1957

Season 8, Episode 3: Hal March Show
Original Air Dateó20 October 1957
Jack's opening monologue is interrupted by the president and secretary of his fan club. For their Lucky
Strike commercial, Don and Harlow Wilson perform a soft-shoe dance and sing "Me and My Shadow". Jack
recently appeared on "The 64, 000 Question" quiz program and the host of that show, Hal March, attempts
to earn more money than Jack did, on Benny's version of the game.

Season 8, Episode 4: Ginger Rogers Show
Original Air Dateó3 November 1957
Only Jack could reunite Fred & Ginger with his program's generous salaries & lavish production values.
Ginger's more concerned that Jack will destroy her dinner party by scaring off her guests with his violin.
Fred can't make rehearsals, but so what ? The suave, lithe Jack is the perfect understudy.

Season 8, Episode 5: John Forsythe Show
Original Air Dateó17 November 1957

8.6 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK'S LIFE STORY (filmed)
 [verified -SJ]
prod. no. 866 / 1-Dec-1957 CBS Sun

Guest Stars:
Van Johnson (Himself) Buddy Adler (Himself) , Mary Livingston
With: Mel Blanc, Johnny Silver, Claire Carleton, Sue Darrin



Synopsis:
Twentieth Century Fox is planning to film Jack's life story, and he has become unbearably conceited. Don looks for
a Lucky Strike at Jack's house, and a series of treasure hunt notes end with his being locked out of the house.
At the Fox studios, Jack encounters the director of "The Horn Blows at Midnight" working as a parking lot attendant.
Buddy Adler informs Jack that he is not going to star in the picture, Van Johnson is; Jack is going to play his own father.

Season 8, Episode 7: Christmas Shopping Show
Original Air Dateó15 December 1957
Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with
constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for
his mother.

Season 8, Episode 8: Jack Goes to the Rose Bowl
Original Air Dateó29 December 1957

Season 8, Episode 9: Jack Takes Beavers to Dentist
Original Air Dateó12 January 1958

8.10 [--] The Jack Benny Program:  THE HONEYMOONERS SHOW
Original Air Dateó26 January 1958
   Video -  Jack Benny - The Honeymooners (4pt)
 
8.11 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK GOES TO THE RACES (filmed)
[verified -SJ]
prod. no. 865 / 9-Feb-1958 CBS Sunday
Directed by Don Weis


Synopsis 1:
Dennis sings 'If I loved you.' Jack takes Mary to the races. Dennis tags along, much to Jack's dismay. Dennis tells
Jack his system for betting. Don tells racetrack tout Leonard to buy Luckies. Leonard tells Jack what table to eat
at. Jack meets his sponsor and convinces him to bet on the horse that Jack likes. Jack, though, is convinced by the
sponsor to bet on his horse.
Synopsis 2:
The show begins with Jack in a steam cabinet. Mary Livingstone arrives to go to the races with Jack. Dennis Day arrives
as Mary had invited him along too. Dennis informs Jack that he is suing Jack for $50,000. Dennis sings "If I Love You"
for Mary. Dennis wants to borrow $1,000 from Jack and says he will deduct it off what Jack will owe him after the trial.
At the racetrack, Jack plans on betting on "Speedy Girl" in the 6th race. Jack has a confrontation with a waiter at the
racetrack restaurant. Jack sees a sponsor at the track and convinces him to bet on "Speedy Girl". At the betting window,
Jack ends up betting on the pick of the sponsor, "Flying Cloud" and he ultimately wins. Jack is happy but his sponsor is
mad after losing. Mary ends up punching Jack in his eye and the show ends with Jack trying to get a raw steak for his
eye from the waiter, played by Joe Besser. [SJ]

Season 8, Episode 12: Violin Competition with Gisele MacKenzie
Original Air Dateó23 February 1958

Season 8, Episode 13: Academy Awards
Original Air Dateó9 March 1958

Season 8, Episode 14: Railroad Station Program
Original Air Dateó23 March 1958

Season 8, Episode 15: Ronnie Burns Show
Original Air Dateó6 April 1958

Season 8, Episode 16: Hillbilly Act
Original Air Dateó20 April 1958

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