The Jack Benny Program

Season 8 Episode 1

First Show of the Season

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Sep 22, 1957 on CBS
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First Show of the Season
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The eighth season opens with audience members in line discussing how tickets to the show were forced on them. Following Jack's monologue, Dennis Day sings "Around the World in 80 Days." Don starts performing his Lucky Strike commercial as a calypso number and Jack stops him, saying he doesn't want a middle commercial this week. Instead, Benny brings out Mel Blanc as a novelty musician from Vienna; he plays bottles filled with alcohol and as he tunes them, he gets progressively soused. Don's wife forces Jack to call the sponsor and explain that cutting the commercial was not Don's idea. The sponsor is not pleasedmoreless

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Thomas Wade

Thomas Wade

2nd Man in Line

Guest Star

Ralph Smiley

Ralph Smiley

3rd Man in Line

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Gail Bonney

Gail Bonney

1st Woman in Line

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Lois Corbet

Lois Corbet

Lois Wilson

Recurring Role

Jesslyn Fax

Jesslyn Fax

Emma

Recurring Role

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Clara

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