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Starring Jack Benny
Season 9 (CBS) (1958-59)
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 2)

11 Live episodes + 4 Filmed episodes (prod. nos. TP869-TP873) (no details of TP871)

Season 9, Episode 1: Gary Cooper Show
Original Air Dateó21 September 1958

Season 9, Episode 2: Phil Harris Show
Original Air Dateó5 October 1958

Season 9, Episode 3: Dennis Gets a Million Dollars
Original Air Dateó19 October 1958

Season 9, Episode 4: Stars' Wives Show
Original Air Dateó2 November 1958

Season 9, Episode 5: Bachelor TV Lives
Original Air Dateó16 November 1958

9.6 [99] The Jack Benny Program: JACK GOES TO DOCTOR
prod. no. TP 872 /  Original Air Dateó30 November 1958
Directed by Don Weis
Guest Star:  Oscar Levant


Synopsis:
Jack is unhappy and in a foul mood. Jack's guest is Oscar Levant, pianist, who does a number for the director,
Don Weis. Jack insults Don Wilson and Oscar tries to figure out what is going on with Jack. Jack is urged to
go see one of Oscar's doctor. Jack says no and tells about his first trip to New York to sign a contract. Jack &
Mary had an obnoxious waiter (Frank Nelson) at a restaurant and Jack relates that Jack sees the same guy at
other places and he always annoys Jack. Oscar talks Jack into seeing his doctor (Olan Soule). The doctor finishes
with his patient (Frank Nelson) who goes berserk when he sees Jack and literally climbs the wall. Jack is so pleased
with seeing the guy's reaction to him that it makes Jack feel wonderful and he feels that he has gotten even with the
guy. Jack tells Oscar to take him home in his Jaguar ambulance. The show ends on stage with Jack thanking Oscar for
being his guest. [SJ]


Season 9, Episode 7: Jack and Gisele MacKenzie
Original Air Dateó14 December 1958

Season 9, Episode 8: Christmas Gift Exchange
Original Air Dateó28 December 1958

Season 9, Episode 9: Autolight
Original Air Dateó11 January 1959

9.10 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE ERNIE KOVACS SHOW
25- Jan-1959 CBS Sun
Ernie Kovacs guests on "The Jack Benny Program" - The Mustache
Ernie shares his mustache collection with Jack; Don becomes a Beatnik to sing about Lucky Strikes;
we see what prisons will be like in 1970.

Season 9, Episode 11: Jack Goes to Nightclub
Original Air Dateó8 February 1959
His sponsor walks out on Jack's show, when his sponsor's in town for contract renewal, so Jack's
afraid to take him to a nightclub featuring a comic competitor. A puppet show seems a safe (and cheap)
alternative, but filling in for the sore-throated puppeteer is golden throated Danny Thomas, whose
charity and charm entrance the sponsor, but paralyze Jack.

Season 9, Episode 12: Airport Sketch
Original Air Dateó22 February 1959

Season 9, Episode 13: Panel Discussion Show
Original Air Dateó8 March 1959

Season 9, Episode 14: The Bergen Show
Original Air Dateó22 March 1959

9.15 [108] The Jack Benny Program: THE ED SULLIVAN / GENEVIEVE SHOW
05-Apr-1959 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Hal Goldman & Al Gordon
Directed by Seymour Berns
Guest Stars: Ed Sullivan, Genevieve
With:  Frank Fontaine Charles Andre, Ed Gurie
Synopsis:
Ed Sullivan, Genevieve, French singer, and Frank Fontaine are the guests as Jack presents a show from New York City.
In a comedy courtroom scene, prosecutor Sullivan opposes defense attorney Betty. Genevieve portrays a defendant and
Fontaine the witness. [JB]
Synopsis:
Jack's monologue is about being in New York again. GeneviŤve sings a song in French about Paris in the spring.
The sketch is a courtroom drama in which Jack plays the prosecutor and Ed Sullivan plays Gentleman Jim Sullivan,
the defense attorney, defending GeneviŤve on a charge of murder; the part requires Ed Sullivan to do lots of emoting.
Don is the commentator. For the Lucky commercial, Benny introduces into evidence Luckies found in Genevive's purse,
and Luckies found at the scene of the crime; Sullivan demonstrates that everyone in the audience smokes Luckies.

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