The Jack Benny Program

Season 4 Episode 13

Road to Nairobi

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM May 23, 1954 on CBS
9.4
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Road to Nairobi
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One minute before airtime and Jack can't find his pants. Bob Hope opens with a monologue while holding Jack's slacks. He goes through his wallet, but his birthday has been erased from his driver's license. Jack storms on wearing Don's huge pants. They exchange jokes before Jack orders Don to come out; he's wearing Jack's tiny pants.
The Sportsmen Quartet, in native costume, open the jungle sketch. Jack and Bob play African explorers who are attacked by cannibals and thrown into a huge stew pot. After much ad-libbing by Hope and breaking up by Benny, the natives are unable to start the fire. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis run in with a match.moreless

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  • Jack Benny welcomes Bob Hope to the show, and the two proceed to create one of the funniest half hours in the golden age of television.

    9.9
    After a very funny opening to the show, Jack and Bob Hope spoof the famous Hope/Crosby \\\'Road\\\' pictures with \\\'The Road to Nairobi\\\'. Bob Hope is at his peak with his ad-libs, to the point that several times Jack breaks out laughing! At one point, Bob delivers a line from the script, and Jack cracks up Bob, noting \\\"Oh, you remembered that one\\\" It\\\'s obvious that everyone was having fun with the show, and this helps make it one of, if not THE funniest Jack Benny show ever aired. Also, look for a brief appearance by Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis at the end of the sketch, adding to the fun.moreless
Dean Martin

Dean Martin

Himself

Guest Star

Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

Himself

Guest Star

Bob Hope

Bob Hope

Himself/Clyde

Guest Star

Martin Sperzel

Martin Sperzel

Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1957)

Recurring Role

Gurney Bell

Gurney Bell

Sportsmen Quartet Member

Recurring Role

Jay Meyer

Jay Meyer

Sportsmen Quartet (1951-1954)

Recurring Role

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