The Jack Benny Program

Hillbilly Act

Season 8, Ep 16, Aired 4/20/58
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack chews out his writers because they have no script yet for the next show. Telling his agent he's been working too hard, Jack says he's skipping rehearsals and leaves to play golf. The agent tells Benny's secretary the ridiculous story of how he discovered Jack, then a fiddle-playin' hick, performing in backwoods Arkansas. In the flashback, "Zeke" Benny and his shabby band, the Ozark Hillbillies, perform "You Are My Sunshine," "Fascinatin' Rhythm," and "Puttin' on the Ritz."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mel Blanc

  • Eddie Anderson

    Rochester Van Jones

  • Iris Adrian

    Miss Adrian, Benny's Secretary

  • Don Wilson

    Himself

  • Herb Vigran

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Jack: (Jack's secretary moved his scripts to her office) Why were they in your office? Miss Adrian: I have to sit on something. you won't buy me a chair. Jack: One thing at a time. I bought you a desk! I'll buy you a chair as soon as I know you're going to work out.

    • Jack: (reading his mail) Hmmm. Here's another letter from the California Bank. It's about that loan. Rochester: What are you going to do boss? Jack: I'm going to turn them down.

    Notes (1)

    • Eleven-year-old Valerie Scott was the daughter of Benny's real-life secretary, Bert Scott.

    Trivia (1)

    • The postman delivers magazines: Jack subscribes to Women's Home Companion, Lonely Hearts, and Muscle and Body Development; Rochester gets The Wall Street Journal.

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