The Jack Benny Program

Season 6 Episode 10

How Jack Met Rochester

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jan 29, 1956 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • The story of this episode is based on Eddie Anderson's first appearance on Jack's radio show in 1937. He played a porter on a train Jack was on. Jack liked his delivery and distinctive voice so much that he added the character of Rochester later in the season.

    • Jack tells Sarah that Rochester has been with him eighteen years.

  • Quotes

    • (discovering Don dressed as a 12-year-old kid hiding in Benny's berth)
      Rochester: Oh, Mr. Benny! Come now!
      Jack: He's got a thyroid condition!
      Don: You see, Daddy. I told you it wouldn't work.

    • (discussing Rochester's starting salary)
      Jack: What do you think would be a fair salary?
      Rochester: I ain't gonna get that, so let start somewhere else.
      Jack: You see, we understand each other already.

  • Notes

    • The story of how Benny and Rochester met was used again on the episode of 1/28/1962 How Jack Met Rochester. The story was different on Benny's radio series; in the episode How Jack Found Rochester airing 3/11/1945, the two met when Rochester was a cab driver.

  • Allusions