The Jack Benny Program

Season 13 Episode 5

Lawrence Welk Show

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 23, 1962 on CBS
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Lawrence Welk Show
The show opens with Lawrence Welk and his orchestra performing "Row, Row, Row". In their chat, Jack says that conducting is just a "racket" and that anyone can do it. To prove his point, Benny tries out the baton and the music is a cacophony of noise. Jack confesses his real reason for having Lawrence on is to get his band to play the sappy song he composed: "When You Say I Beg Your Pardon, Then I'll Come Back To You". Jack throws out a violinist and joins the orchestra for their rendition of his tune. Welk thinks it's lousy, so to save the song, he turns it into a polka. Couples come onstage to dance, including the President and Secretary of Jack's Pasadena Fan Club.moreless

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Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk


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Jesslyn Fax

Jesslyn Fax

Benny Fan Club President, Pasadena Chapter

Recurring Role

Madge Blake

Madge Blake

Benny Fan Club Secretary, Pasadena Chapter

Recurring Role

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