CTVA US Comedy - "The Jack Benny Program" (J&M/Revue/CBS) Season 10 (1959-60)

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Starring Jack Benny
Season 10 (CBS) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Steve Jensen, James Beer
references:
TV Guide /  Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com) / UCLA Film and Television Archive


########### The Jack Benny Program ###########
############ season 10 1959-60 ###############
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CBS Sundays 10:00 pm Eastern (Fortnightly)
Alternated with 
The George Gobel Show (season 6)
(some episodes  filmed by Revue/MCA) (some episodes filmed at Desilu Studios)


10.1 [109] The Jack Benny Program: 30 YEARS IN THE FUTURE
04-Oct-1959 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
Directed by Seymour Berns
Synopsis:
In a sketch, Jack and the gang show what a Jack Benny program will be like 30 years from now. [JB]
Synopsis:
In the opening segment, Benny misses the opening of his show because he has fallen asleep in his
dressing room. In his monologue, he mentions that he fell asleep because his show is now on later
in the evening. Don and the Sportsmen Quartet keep doing commercials for their old sponsor, Lucky,
rather than their new one, Lux. Dennis sings 'While we're young.' In the sketch, Jack imagines how
his cast will all look 30 years from now.

10.2 [110] The Jack Benny Program: THE HARRY TRUMAN SHOW
18-Oct-1959 CBS Sun
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
Directed by Seymour Berns
Guest Star: Harry S. Truman (as himself)
With: Jack Albertson
Synopsis:
Jack travels to Independence, MO, for a visit with his friend Harry S. Truman. He finds the former President in his
office at the Harry S. Truman Library. Mr. Truman explains the purpose of the library---to preserve documents and
objects connected with the office of the Presidency. Adjourning to the Presidentsí Room, Mr. Truman describes the
many facets of the Presidency and shows Jack memorabilia illustrating these facets. As they look over these exhibits,
the two men converse informally and trade quips. [JB]
Synopsis:
In the opening sketch, the director says the show is too long, but Benny refuses to do the show unless they put back
the line about his blue eyes. Instead, he insists that the Sportsmen Quartet do the Minute waltz commercial for Lux
Soap in 40 seconds. In the main sketch, Benny does a benefit concert in Kansas City, and Truman invites him on a
tour of the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

Season 10, Episode 3: Jack Webb Show
Original Air Dateó1 November 1959

10 4 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE JIMMY STEWART SHOW
 filmed by Desilu
15- Nov-1959 CBS Sunday
Guest Stars: Jimmy Stewart (as Himself) Gloria Stewart (as Herself)
With: Barbara Nichols (as Mildred Meyerhouser)


 Synopsis:
This show starts out with Jack reading some fan mail he received, instead of doing a monologue of jokes. One letter asks
Jack if he is as stingy and cheap in his personal life and has enclosed a stamped self-addressed envelope. Jack says
there is no need to reply and tears off the stamp and sticks it in his pocket. Jack then tells about running into Jimmy
Stewart and Jack says that Jimmy "begged him" to come to Jimmy & Gloria's wedding anniversary dinner and the story starts
there with the night club scene. Jimmy is telling Gloria that Jack Benny is joining them at the night club and
is bringing a date. Jack shows up with "Mildred Meyerhouser", played by Barbara Nichols and Mildred dances, then
sings to Jimmy, starts a yelling match with another couple on the dance floor and definitely attracts unwanted attention
to the Stewart's. Mel Blanc is the waiter and Richard Reeves plays the part of a second-team Hollywood High football
fullback when he shows up with his date, played by Shirley Mitchell. At the end of the show, Jimmy tells Jack that it
isn't really their anniversary and when Jack asks when it really is, Jimmy and & Gloria tell him different dates at
the same time. [SJ]

Season 10, Episode 5: Jack Paar Show
Original Air Dateó29 November 1959

10.6 [114] The Jack Benny rogram: JACK GOES TO A PASADENA FAN CLUB MEETING
Revue MCA prod. no. TP 870
(filmed during season 9 -broadcast in season 10)
13-Dec-1959 CBS Sunday
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
Directed by Don Weis
uest Cast:
Jesslyn Fax, Hillane Hill, Connie Van, Ida Moore, Eva Pearson, Madge Blake, Cheerio Meredith, Charity Grace,
ladys Whitman, Rose Parenti, Jeanette Eymann
Synopsis:
Dennis sings 'Sinner man.' In the sketch, the Jack Benny Fan Club, Pasadena Chapter, has asked Jack to play the violin at their
meeting. He plays 'Love in bloom,' and 'Swanee River,' and is joined by a small band made up of some of the members of the club,
who jazz up the performance.

 Season 10, Episode 7: George Burns Show
Original Air Dateó27 December 1959

10.8 [116] The Jack Benny Program: THE BEN BLUE SHOW
 prod. no. 5258-1 / filmed by Desilu
10- Jan-1960 CBS Sun
Guest Star: Ben Blue
With:
Mel Blanc, Dick Bernie (Emcee), Jack Albertson, Benny Rubin (Waiter) 
Synopsis 1:
Jack relates how he found Shandu the Magician in Ben Blue's restaurant and got him to appear on his show.
Synopsis 2:
Ben Blue, known as Chandu The Magician in his nightclub act gets Jack to participate onstage, where Chandu is inside of
a bag and Jack has to shoot him with a gun. Later, Blue suddenly disappears and Jack has to take over as Chandu with
assistance from Dennis Day with hillarious results! [JB]

Season 10, Episode 9: Maurice Gosfield/Amateur Show
Original Air Dateó24 January 1960

Season 10, Episode 10: George Gobel Show
Original Air Dateó7 February 1960

10.11 [119] The Jack Benny Program: JACK IS ARRESTED FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE
filmed by Revue MCA
21-Feb-1960 CBS Sunday
(Rerun 27May 62 CBS Sun)
Guest Cast:
Frank Nelson, Olan Soule, Herb Vigran, Lewis Charles, Mel Blanc, Joe Forte, Lennie Bremen, Ray Walker, Frank Gerstle
Synopsis:
Jack can't get to sleep, so he practices his violin at 2 a.m., and is arrested for disturbing the peace.
Synopsis:
Jack is troubled with insomnia. When all other remedies fail, he decides to try the soothing music of his violin. [JB]

Season 10, Episode 12: Natalie Wood/Robert Wagner Show
Original Air Dateó6 March 1960

Season 10, Episode 13: Slogan Contest
Original Air Dateó3 April 1960

Season 10, Episode 14: Easter Show
Original Air Dateó17 April 1960

Season 10, Episode 15: Final Show of the Season
Original Air Dateó1 May 1960

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