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The Jack Benny Program

Season 5 Episode 14

You Bet Your Life

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Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Apr 03, 1955 on CBS
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You Bet Your Life
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Jack is dressed as Little Boy Blue to attend Darryl Zanuck's costume party, to which he wasn't invited. When he reads that Groucho Marx is giving away $3000 on You Bet Your Life, he forgets the party and sets his sites on winning the jackpot. Disguised in a wavy wig and mustache, Jack appears on Groucho's show claiming to be musician Ronald (and sometimes Rodney) Forsythe. In an effort to say the "secret word" (something found in the home) Jack ignores Groucho's questions to name everything he can think of in his house. Thanks to a smart partner, Benny and his teammate are only one question away the jackpot. The question, however, makes "Ronald" squirm: Just how old is that lying bum Jack Benny?moreless

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    Don Durand

    Don Durand

    Sailor, Contestant

    Guest Star

    Jean Mahoney

    Jean Mahoney

    Miss Johnson, Girl Contestant

    Guest Star

    Irene Tedrow

    Irene Tedrow

     

    Guest Star

    Martin Sperzel

    Martin Sperzel

    Sportsmen Quartet (1950-1957)

    Recurring Role

    Bill Days

    Bill Days

    Sportsmen Quartet

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    Gurney Bell

    Gurney Bell

    Sportsmen Quartet Member

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    • QUOTES (2)

      • (the secret word is "telephone")
        Groucho: You know, I've heard that a lot of imitation Strads have been made and sold.
        Jack: I know, but they could never fool me, you see, because I could tell a phony.
        (horn blows because Jack said the secret word "tell a phony")
        Jack: I guessed it! I guessed it! I guessed it!

      • Groucho: (in the quiz show segment) What is your name sir?
        Jack Uh, Forsythe. Ronald Forsythe.
        Groucho (ad libs) Ronald, huh? It was Rodney during rehearsal.

    • NOTES (1)

      • On You Bet Your Life, Groucho Marx would ask a pair of contestants a series of questions for a nominal amount of money; the game was really just an excuse for Groucho to make jokes. Each episode featured a "secret word" that, when said by a contestant, would cause a stuffed duck on a rope to drop down from the ceiling with money in its mouth.

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