The Jack Benny Program

New Year's Day Show

Season 6, Ep 8, Aired 1/1/56
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack reads phony telegrams wishing him a Happy New Year, then chats with the coaches from tomorrow's Rose Bowl game, Red Sanders of UCLA and Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State. The Sportsmen Quartet sing a football fight song with a verse about Lucky cigarettes. For the last 12 years on radio, the Benny show has done a sentimental, patriotic piece about the New Year year called The New Tenent; they restage it for the camera as a radio performance. Sitting with the cast is a grumpy man Jack doesn't recognize from rehearsal; he's part of the audience but couldn't find a seat. In the radio sketch, Benny plays the Old Timer, 1955, turning 1956 over to a new young kid.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Benny Rubin

    Audience Member Sitting on Stage

  • Don Wilson

    Himself/Uncle Sam

  • Martin Sperzel

    Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1957)

  • Lois Corbet

    Lois Wilson / Columbia

  • Gurney Bell

    Sportsmen Quartet Member

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Jack: (monologue) Well, here it is, New Years Day, and I--I hope you all had a wonderful time last night. Incidentally, those of you who are seeing this show in color, I would suggest you take another cold shower because we're only on in black and white.

    Notes (1)

    • This episode was telecast live from CBS Television City in Hollywood.

    Trivia (1)

    • The show ran a little long. There was no time for Jack's usual good-bye comments. Following the last commercial break, Don Wilson did a sponsorship announcement over a slide for the American Tobacco Company as Jack's theme began playing. Picture then cut to the CBS eye.

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