The Jack Benny Program

Season 11 Episode 8

Jack Goes To A Concert

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Dec 11, 1960 on CBS
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Jack Goes To A Concert
Jack takes his girlfriend Mildred to a black-tie violin recital though she'd rather go to the fights. He gives an orchid that arrived by a mistake. (It was meant for the Jimmy Stewarts, who have a similar address.) At the concert, he spies Jimmy and Gloria below and tries to get their attention by pelting them with peanuts. The Stuarts, hoping to avoid Jack, flee. A bored Mildred turns on her transistor radio to listen to the fight which clears out the rest of the theater.moreless

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  • A romp from start to finish!

    Jimmy Stewart orders an orchid for his wife, Gloria, to wear as they prepare to go out to a violin concert. The orchid, however, is mistakenly delivered to Jack Benny due to the similarity in their addresses. Lovably stingy Jack keeps it, as he has so many of the Stewarts' items that went to him, and gives it to his date for the evening, Mildred Meyerhauser, aka "Miss Sour Cream", who would rather go to the fights. The Stewarts let it slide, since they have no desire to see Jack Benny, whom they consider to be very annoying. As luck would have it, they find Jack and Miss Sour Cream at the concert, thus ruining their night out.

    The jokes are endless. Rochester subtilely ribs Jack on his violin playing, the Stewarts compare tales of their experiences with items being mis-delivered to Jack and his failure to return them, and a florist ribs Jimmy on his lovably famous tendency to, shall we say, "take the scenic route" finishing a sentence. There is a reference to a movie starring Jimmy that was playing at a theater across the street from the concert hall. The movie isn't named, but it could be "The F.B.I. Story", starring Jimmy Stewart, that was playing at about that time.moreless

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on the phone with a florist, who offers to deliver another orchid to the Stewarts' address)
      Jimmy: Uh, well, uh, uh, well, uh, well now, uh, thanks a lot, but, but I, I d-d, I don't know about it, you see, we're going out and I don't think that, uh, I really don't think that there'd be time.
      Florist: Mr. Stewart, while you were saying that, we could have had it there!

    • Gloria: (discussing all of the items they'd bought that were mistakenly delivered to Jack's address) Wouldn't be so bad if this was the first time. There was the lamp shades, the rattan furniture, and what he did with that girdle of mine I'll never know.
      Jimmy: You must admit he brought over our vacuum cleaner.
      Gloria: Only because we offered a reward.

    • Gloria: (upset that Jack kept the orchid Jimmy ordered) Wouldn't you think he'd have the decency to call the florist. They could pick it up and exchange it. I mean, after all, what's Jack going to do with an orchid?
      Jimmy: Well, knowing Jack, since it got it for nothing, he'll wear it himself.

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