The Jack Benny Program

Season 1 Episode 1

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 28, 1950 on CBS
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The Sportsmen Quartet introduce the premiere show with "There's No Business Like Show Business". The monologue and the sketch are about how Jack decided on doing television and putting the first show together. After an interruption from TV technician Mel Blanc to wave to his Aunt Sophie, the show flashes back to how Jack got Dinah Shore to be his guest.
At his house, Rochester sings "My Blue Heaven", and Mr. Kitzel comes by to wish Jack good luck. Jack calls Dinah Shore on his pay phone to get her to do his show and she pitches him a song she wants to do on the program.
Back onstage, Ken Murray visits to wish Jack well, and Dinah comes out to sing "Tess' Torch Song", "I Oughta Know More About You" and the Lucky commercial with the Sportsmen. Jack closes the program by pulling out his violin and playing, which immediately causes the live audience to stand up and exit the studio.moreless

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Dinah Shore

Dinah Shore

Herself

Guest Star

Ken Murray

Ken Murray

Himself

Guest Star

Artie Auerbach

Artie Auerbach

Mr. Kitzel

Recurring Role

Martin Sperzel

Martin Sperzel

Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1957)

Recurring Role

Bob Stevens (III)

Bob Stevens (III)

Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1951)

Recurring Role

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