The Jack Benny Program

Season 6 Episode 8

New Year's Day Show

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Jan 01, 1956 on CBS
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New Year's Day Show
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Jack reads phony telegrams wishing him a Happy New Year, then chats with the coaches from tomorrow's Rose Bowl game, Red Sanders of UCLA and Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State.
The Sportsmen Quartet sing a football fight song with a verse about Lucky cigarettes.
For the last 12 years on radio, the Benny show has done a sentimental, patriotic piece about the New Year year called The New Tenent; they restage it for the camera as a radio performance. Sitting with the cast is a grumpy man Jack doesn't recognize from rehearsal; he's part of the audience but couldn't find a seat. In the radio sketch, Benny plays the Old Timer, 1955, turning 1956 over to a new young kid.moreless

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    Red Sanders

    Red Sanders

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Charles Herbert

    Charles Herbert

    Himself/New Year 1956

    Guest Star

    Gene Twambley

    Gene Twambley

    Himself / Sound Effects Man

    Guest Star

    Benny Rubin

    Benny Rubin

    Audience Member Sitting on Stage

    Recurring Role

    Martin Sperzel

    Martin Sperzel

    Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1957)

    Recurring Role

    Lois Corbet

    Lois Corbet

    Lois Wilson / Columbia

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The show ran a little long. There was no time for Jack's usual good-bye comments. Following the last commercial break, Don Wilson did a sponsorship announcement over a slide for the American Tobacco Company as Jack's theme began playing. Picture then cut to the CBS eye.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Jack: (monologue) Well, here it is, New Years Day, and I--I hope you all had a wonderful time last night. Incidentally, those of you who are seeing this show in color, I would suggest you take another cold shower because we're only on in black and white.

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