The Jack Benny Program

Hillbilly Sketch

Season 15, Ep 6, Aired 10/30/64
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  • Episode Description
  • In his monologue, Jack confesses that his producer has been using raffle tickets to get the audience members to stay in their seats through the end of the show. Jack and guest Connie Francis argue about whether it's harder to sing or to get laughs. Francis sings "I Was Born Too Late," and a medley of Al Jolson tunes ("Swanee," "Mammy," and "April Showers"). Don does the Alka-Seltzer commercial as an endorsement by a safe-cracker. In the sketch, Jack heads the hillbilly Skinner family who live in a cabin in the Ozarks. His wife (Connie) agrees that they should explain the facts of life to their son, 28-year-old Clem (Dale). Cousin Shem (Don) is in agreement. They perform a parody of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sam Perrin

  • George Balzer

  • Hal Goldman

  • Al Gordon

  • Norman Abbott

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  • Notes (1)

    • The hillbilly sketch is a remake of the Ah, Wilderness episode of the Benny radio program of 5/16/1937.

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