The Jack Benny Program

Season 4 Episode 13

Road to Nairobi

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM May 23, 1954 on CBS

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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.

    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.