The Jack Benny Program

Stars' Wives Show

Season 9, Ep 4, Aired 11/2/58
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack hires a painter, Mel Blanc, who likes to work to music. When Benny learns Blanc is paid 50 cents an hour, Jack puts on the fast side of an album. The Committee for the Improvement of Beverly Hills is meeting with the mayor. The group is made up of the wives of several big stars: Muriel (Ray) Milland , Delores (Bob) Hope, Jeanne (Dean) Martin, and Hjordis (David) Niven. Their want to get rid of Jack's mobile eyesore, his Maxwell, and decide to hold a raffle. Bob Hope and David Niven appear in a cameo at the end of the show.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeanne Martin

    Herself

  • Eddie Anderson

    Rochester Van Jones

  • Joe Forte

    Postman

  • Frank Wilcox

    Mayor Davis

  • Virginia Gregg

    Secretary

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (discussing Jack's old car) Mayor Davis: That car is a disgrace to Beverly Hills. Mrs. Milland: That car would be a disgrace to Devil's Island!

    • (discussing Jack's old car) Mrs. Milland: Buy a new car? He won't even buy tires for the one he's got. Mrs. Martin: No tires? What does he use? Mrs. Milland: He ties tennis shoes around the rims.

    Notes (1)

    • The raffle to get rid of Jack's old car was restaged in Jack Loses a Raffle on 11/13/1964.

    Trivia (2)

    • Jack brings Mel Blanc out in the epilogue to take a bow and do some of his famous voices. Jack tells the story of how they made Mel come up with a voice for an English racehorse on the radio show.

    • Jack opens a letter from Don Wilson who's on Broadway in the play Make a Million. Wilson provides the voice-over as Jack reads.

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