CTVA US Comedy - "The Jack Benny Program" (J&M/Revue/CBS) Season 13 (1962-63)

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Starring Jack Benny
Season 13 (CBS) (1962-63)
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 ############
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CBS Tuesdays 9:30 pm Eastern (Weekly)
(new day - moves from Sundays to Tuesdays)
 (filmed at Revue/Universal City Studios)

Season 13, Episode 1: Sammy Davis Jr. Show
Original Air Dateó25 September 1962

Season 13, Episode 2: Frank Sinatra Jr. Show
Original Air Dateó2 October 1962

Season 13, Episode 3: The Phil Silvers Show
Original Air Dateó9 October 1962

Season 13, Episode 4: Air Force Sketch
Original Air Dateó16 October 1962
Raymond Burr wants to be a comedian, so Jack allows him to host the show.

  13.5 [180] The Jack Benny Program: THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW
[verifed -SJ]
 prod. no. 16509  / 23-Oct-1962 CBS Tue
 (Rerun 30Jun64 CBS Tues)
Written by Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Hal Goldman, Al Gordon; Directed by Fred De Cordova
Guest Star: Lawrence Welk (as Himself)
With: Madge Blake, Jesslyn Fax




Synopsis:
Jack praises Mr. Welk but insists anyone (in particular himself) can lead an orchestra-the results of his attempt to
do so are classic. Later,he browbeats Lawrence into orchestrating his song "When you apologize I'll come back to you"
A.K.A. "When the swallows return to Capistrano" which ends up as a polka!

Season 13, Episode 6: The Story of My Gang Comedy
Original Air Dateó30 October 1962

Season 13, Episode 7: Jack Plays Tarzan
Original Air Dateó13 November 1962

Season 13, Episode 8: Jack Gives a Dinner Party
Original Air Dateó20 November 1962

Season 13, Episode 9: Jack Meets Japanese Agent
Original Air Dateó27 November 1962

13.10 [185] The Jack Benny Program: THE BOB HOPE SHOW  aka  JACK AND BOB HOPE IN VAUDEVILLE
4- Dec-1962 CBS Tue
Written by Sam Perrin & George Balzer & Al Gordon & Hal Goldman
Directed by Fred De Cordova
Video - The Jack Benny Program - Guest Bob Hope (3pt)
 
Guest Star: Bob Hope (as Himself)
With: Jesse White, Iris Adrian, Riki Marcelli, Duke Johnson, Maurice McEndree
Synopsis:
Jack and Bob do a comedy routine. The sketch is similar to the one done on the show of Feb 24, 1957:
Hope and Benny play a pair of vaudevillians trying to get a job, and in the agent's office several
other vaudeville acts are demonstrated, including a young boy who imitates Jimmy Durante.


Season 13, Episode 11: The Story of Jack Referees Wrestling Match
Original Air Dateó11 December 1962

13.12 [187] The Jack Benny Program: JACK AND THE CRYING CAB DRIVER  
[verified -SJ]
18 December 1962 CBS Tuesday



Jack's attempt to fly to New York City is frustrated by a cabdriver who can't bear to say
goodbye to his passengers, surreal airport announcements, and a sarcastic ticket agent

Season 13, Episode 13: The Story of the New Talent Show
Original Air Dateó25 December 1962

Season 13, Episode 14: Jack Attends the Rose Bowl
Original Air Dateó1 January 1963

Season 13, Episode 15: Jack Meets Max Bygraves
Original Air Dateó8 January 1963
Jack's guest is British comedian/singer Max Bygraves. After Jack claims to have discovered
Max and introduced him to U.S. audiences, there's a flashback to Jack first seeing Max perform
in London. Jack loves Max's performance, but is aghast with Max's dead-on impersonation of Jack.

Season 13, Episode 16: Twilight Zone Sketch
Original Air Dateó15 January 1963

Season 13, Episode 17: The Peter Lorre/Joanie Sommers Show
Original Air Dateó22 January 1963
Jack is thrilled to introduce his guest, actor Peter Lorre, who seems very modest and timid -
until Jack congratulates him on his ability to personify evil, spurring Lorre to pull a knife
from his jacket pocket. Jack has a nightmare involving Lorre, in which Jack visits a new doctor,
because the doctor takes coupons and validates parking. Also waiting for the doctor is Lorre,
hiding behind a newspaper blaring the headline "Crazed Murderer Escapes from Prison !!!"

Season 13, Episode 18: Return to Broadway
Original Air Dateó5 February 1963

13.19 [194] The Jack Benny Program: THE SPANISH SKETCH  [verified -SJ]
Original Air Dateó12 February 1963
Directed by Frederick De Cordova
Guest Star: Rita Moreno


Synopsis:
Jack starts out the show with some jokes including one about why his audience was so quiet last week
and Jack said it was because the audience consisted of members of the American Association of
Librarians and this week's audience was the Wine Tasters of America. Rita Moreno is the guest star
and she sang "Hard Hearted Hannah". Rita is in a sketch set in a Spanish town where Jack is a Flamenco
dancer named Jose and she falls for him. Unfortunately, Rita's character (Rosalita) is engaged to Renaldo,
played by Dennis Day. Renaldo gets rid of Jose by throwing a knife into Jose's back and Jose does
a dying scene as the crowd dances as Rosalita sings. Don Wilson played the part of Rosalita's father. [SJ]


Season 13, Episode 20: The Connie Francis Show
Original Air Dateó19 February 1963

Season 13, Episode 21: Jack Does the U.S.O. Show
Original Air Dateó26 February 1963

13.22 [197] The Jack Benny Program: THE FRANKIE AVALON SHOW
[verified -SJ]
5 March 1963 CBS Tuesday
Written by Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Al Gordon, HAl Goldman
Guest Star: Frankie Avalon
Cast:
Cliff Norton, Marlene DeLamater, Mahlon Merrick Frank Gerstle




Jack attends Frankie Avalon's record session, but constantly interrupts the takes. Eventually, he's given a role
in the recording.  Frankie sings: "Never Say Never Again"

13.23 [198] Jack Benny Program: JACK IS KIDNAPPED  
[verified -SJ]
Original Air Dateó12 March 1963
Cameo Appearance by George Burns



13.24 [199] The Jack Benny Program: JACK FIRES DON [verified -SJ]
19-Mar-1963 CBS Tue / prod. no. 16516
Written by Sam Perrin, George Balzer, Al Gordon, Hal Goldman; Directed by Fred De Cordova
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott ... Director
Robert Patten
Tol Avery, Norman Leavitt, Bob Jellison  ... Announcers



Synopsis 1:
In this episode, the show opens with Jack auditioning for a replacement announcer for Don Wilson. Jack had fired
Don after he corrected Jack for giving credit to the wrong person for a quote. Freddy de Cordova gets Jack to
eventually apologize to Don and rehire him. At a dinner, another misquote is made by Jack, followed by a correction
by Don and Don is fired again. Jack again apologizes to Don and he shows up at Jack's house in his nightshirt to
claim a promised steak dinner. [SJ]
Synopsis 2:
After Jack and Don argue over who said "Don't give up the ship," Jack fires Don and holds auditions for a new announcer.
Dennis does the JELL-O commercial as a series of imitations, including James Cagney and John F. Kennedy. Dennis rehearses
a sentimental song for Jack, while Don walks back and forth across the set clearing out his office. [TVDC]


Season 13, Episode 25: Jack Answers Request Letters
Original Air Dateó9 April 1963

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