The Jack Benny Program

Season 3 Episode 4

Cafe Skit

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Dec 28, 1952 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • This episode marks the TV debut of Jimmy Stewart and the show business debut of his wife, Gloria Stewart.

  • Quotes

    • (commenting on Jack's dates)
      Gloria: Gosh, I don't mind Jack so much, but those girls he brings with him. Do you remember the one he brought to Barbara Stanwyck's party?
      Jimmy: Oh yeah...the one who ate asparagus like a sword swallower.

    • (commenting on Jack and Mable's lousy dancing)
      Gloria: Look at Jack now.
      Jimmy: Yeah, what kind of dance is that he's doing?
      Gloria: The Turkey Trot.
      Jimmy: Well, he's certainly got the turkey to do it with.

    • (at the French restaurant)
      Jimmy: Wait a minute, Jack. This is my party, I'll pay for it.
      Jack: No, no, Jimmy. I want to pay for it.
      Jimmy: Jack, I'll feel better if you let me pay for it.
      Jack: Well, if your health is involved, go ahead.

  • Notes

    • This is the first television appearance of two characters from Benny's radio series: Gertrude Gearshift and Mabel Flapsaddle.

  • Allusions

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