The Jack Benny Program

Season 8 Episode 3

Hal March Show

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 20, 1957 on CBS
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Hal March Show
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The President and Secretary of the Jack Benny Fan Club, Pasadena Chapter, interrupt Jack's monologue to get better seats. The club President pulls Benny's hair to prove to the other member's it's real. Don Wilson and his dopey son Harlow do a soft shoe to "Me and My Shadow" for the Lucky commercial. The host of The $64,000 Question, Hal March, comes on to answer questions, in payback for Jack's recent appearance on his show. Since Jack is personally putting up the money, he asks Hal impossible questions and places him in a spinnng isolation booth that makes him queasy.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Ben Welden

    Ben Welden

    Gangster

    Guest Star

    Mitchell Rheim

    Mitchell Rheim

    Gangster Guard

    Guest Star

    Harry Wilson

    Harry Wilson

    Gangster Guard

    Guest Star

    Dale White (I)

    Dale White (I)

    Harlow Wilson

    Recurring Role

    Jesslyn Fax

    Jesslyn Fax

    Emma, Benny Fan Club President, Pasadena Chapter

    Recurring Role

    Madge Blake

    Madge Blake

    Clara, Benny Fan Club Secretary, Pasadena Chapter

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • (the Fan Club ladies want to pull Jack's hair to see if its a toupee)
        Jack: Of course it's real. It may be thinning out, but like the buffalo, it's hanging on.

      • Emma: (telling Jack about the fan club) We meet locally every week, but for the last few years, we've been holding our national conventions in Minnesota
        Jack:Why in Minnesota?
        Clara:Oh, we tried other places, but we find we get a better turn out when we're close to the Mayo Clinic.

    • NOTES (2)

      • As a joke, Jack Benny had appeared as a celebrity contest on the 10/8/1957 edition of The $64,000 Question. His chosen category was the violin. He correctly answered the first question (value $64) correctly, identifying Stradivari's first name and birthplace (Antonio, Creoma). When asked if he wanted to go on to the $128 question, he said no. The shocked host Hal March said no one had ever stopped after just one question and they didn't have a $64 check ready. "I'll take the cash," Benny responded. March dug through is pockets and those of the crew to scrounge up the money and Jack went on his way.

      • This episode was performed live from CBS Television City.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jack makes reference to the first satellite, Sputnik, being launched by the Soviet Union on 10/4/1957. Following Dan and Harlow's performance, he says, "Gosh, what an era we live in. The Russian satellite and that dance, all in the same month!"

      • In his monologue, Jack jokes that he played violin at Marlon Brando's recent wedding. Brando had married actress Anna Kashfi on 10/11/1957.

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