The Jack Benny Program

Jack Goes Christmas Shopping

Season 11, Ep 9, Aired 12/18/60
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack and Rochester go Christmas shopping in a department store. Jack harasses clerk Mel Blanc, repeatedly have him re-wrap the gift he bought for Don because he wants to change the card inside. Dennis Day sings "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer". Don, dressed as a kid, sits on Santa's lap to do the State Farm commercial. Jack has several arguments with surly floorwalker Frank Nelson, especially after smashing a new watch with a hammer. He buys lingerie from a clerk too unnerved by nighties to touch them with his bare hands. After going back to make changes on Don's gift one too many times, Blanc, now a wreck, loads a pistol and shoots himself.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dennis Day

    Himself

  • Don Wilson

    Himself

  • Eddie Anderson

    Rochester Van Jones

  • Sam Perrin

  • George Balzer

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Correct title

    By Wiseguy70005, Dec 17, 2013

  • Wrong title. This date's episode had nothing to do with Christmas shopping.

    By ethanmuse, Oct 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (6)

    • Richard Deacon: (sarcastic clerk to Dennis Day) I wouldn't know. I'm standing behind this counter because, in a moment of wild enthusiasm, I sold my pants.

    • Salesman: Your father was scared of your mother? Dennis Day: Everybody's scared of my mother, when I was born the stork dropped me a block away from the house, good thing I knew the address.

    • Salesman: Here's a nice little garments, a genuine silk nightie. Jack: Oh it is nice...but what are the loops for? Salesman: 'Da loops? Jack: Yeah 'da loops, what are 'da loops for? Salesman: Oh that's for when you go to bed, you loop them over your toes and that way the nightgown don't creep up on you.

    • Jack: I wonder where the jewelry department is. Thief: It's that way. Jack: I hope they still have a nice selection.

    • Jack: I want to see a watch. Saleswoman: For a man, woman, or dog? Jack: Dog? Saleswoman: Well this is Beverly Hills. Jack: A woman, I don't know any dogs.

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    Notes (2)

    • This episode was originally staged on the episode Christmas Show airing 12/15/1957.

    • This Christmas shopping sketch was adapted from the 12/19/1948 episode of Jack Benny's radio series.

    Trivia (1)

    • One of the poems Jack writes on the card for Don's gift: Your pear-shaped tone, many announcers ape, But no one can ape your pear-shaped shape.

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