The Jack Benny Program

Season 1 Episode 1

Premiere Show

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 28, 1950 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Benny relates in a 3/24/1951 article he wrote for Collier's magazine that the closing gag didn't go as planned. He was supposed to play the straight music piece "Hora Staccato", then follow it with "Love in Bloom" as a joke. The audience was supposed to leave during the second gag number, but there was a fouled-up cue and everyone stood up and left the studio as he began "Hora Staccato".