Jack Benny

Radio Daze: Some Jack Benny For Your Old Radio Listening Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with another edition of Radio Daze in which I get to share my life long passion for old time radio with you! This edition features one of my favorite comedy shows, the Jack Benny Program. Jack’s program is still consistently funny after all of these years and is a masterclass in comedy writing and timing. Jack Benny was a master of the perfect pause and could get a laugh without saying a word. He was also very generous to his cast, not caring who got the biggest laugh as long as one was to be had. These two Jack Benny programs are from the 1940’s during the heyday of his Lucky Strike sponsorship, which lasted on radio from 1944 to 1955. “LSMFT, Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco.” Jack Benny and Lucky Strike formed one of the most profitable partnerships in old radio history. Enjoy these two classic programs during this cold and stormy weekend! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: It’s Old Radio Time Again, This Time With Phil Harris And Alice Faye!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some more old radio fun! This time I’m featuring a couple of classic programs from The Phil Harris/Alice Faye show from October of 1948! Phil Harris was best known in those days as Jack Benny’s boozing band leader and he became so popular that he was gifted his own show in 1946! He starred with his wife, famous Hollywood actress Alice Faye and the show was a fictionalized version of their lives. Like Jack Benny, Phil Harris surrounded himself with some top tier acting talent with the standouts being Elliot Lewis as best friend Frankie Remly and Walter Tetley as the sarcastic grocery boy Julius. Listen for Gale Gordon in a couple of supporting roles as well. The Phil Harris/Alice Faye show doesn’t quite reach the heights of the Jack Benny program, but’s it’s still damn good! Enjoy! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: Some Jack Benney Holiday Shows For Your Old Radio Pleasure!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and since the holidays are upon us I though it would be fun to feature some holiday-themed Jack Benny shows for your Old Radio listening pleasure! Jack and the gang are my favorite radio performers and these two episodes don’t disappoint. Enjoy the holiday shows and I hope you have a great holiday season! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: Some Classic Jack Benny For Your Old Time Radio Enjoyment!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with my favorite radio comedian off all time! I’ve got two episodes of the Jack Benny Program from the early forties when Benny was sponsored by none other than Grape Nuts and Grape Nuts Flakes cereal. This is some quality comedy folks from one of the best ensemble casts in the business. Enjoy the shows and have a terrific weekend! So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Dogcast: Phil Harris/Alice Faye To Brighten Your Old Radio Fun!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with one of my favorite old radio comedies. The Phil Harris/Alice Faye show was a spinoff from The Jack Benny Program. Phil Harris is best known as Benny’s boozy band leader and he was so popular he got his own show sponsored by Fitch Shampoo (appropriately called “The Fitch Bandwagon”) It was a slice of life show that feature Phil, his movie star wife Alice Faye, their children and a whole cast of characters. Highlights were Elliot Lewis as Phil’s buddy Frank Remley and Walter Tetley as mishevious grocery boy Julius. These two shows are from the 1947 season of “The Fitch Bandwagon” but in 1948 they’d change sponsors and work for Rexall Drugs. Later in the run the show was sponsored by RCA Victor. Enjoy these two episodes and hopefully they bring a smile to your face. So Sayeth The Kendog!

The Fitch Bandwagon – Will Benny Renew Phil’s Contract – 3/9/1947
The Fitch Bandwagon – Annual Christmas Show – 12/21/47