Posts Tagged ‘Jack Benny’

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They DID Know Jack

January 5, 2011

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George was great friends with Jack Benny, a fellow performer. Jack was often a guest on the Burns and Allen show, as was George on the Jack Benny Program. And not only there in person, but their special relationship would often prompt each to make jokes on their shows at the other’s expense.

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The Other Rat Pack

December 30, 2010

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Before Sinatra and his crew were heating up the stage and the screen, George had his own pack.  The Pee-Wee Quartet was not something that made it big, and I think that many fans of Burns’ comedy can attest to his complete lack of singing ability.  So what can we say about the other three? 

[Top to bottom: George Jessel, Eddie Cantor (left), Jack Benny, and George Burns]

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How to Become President: Chapter 5

October 1, 2009

ISSUES AND HOW TO PICK THEM

EDITOR’S NOTE. We here reproduce the expurgated version of Miss Allen’s famous keyhole speech, in which she laid down the gauntlet to the major parties and defied them to pick it up without stooping. The complete version, including the juicy parts and printed on the best issue-paper, appears in the Congressional Record-Express, on sale by your local Congressman.

The speech follows.

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Dinner Scene

July 22, 2009

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Life magazine photo of the family (and Jack Benny) at dinner in September 1958.

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Lamb Chops

July 6, 2009

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George: Do you like to love?

Gracie: No.

George: Well, then do you like to kiss?

Gracie: No.

George: Well, what do you like?

Gracie: Lamb chops.

George: How many lamb chops can you eat?

Gracie: Four.

George: You mean, a little girl like you can eat four lamb chops alone?

Gracie: No, silly, not alone. But with potatoes I could…

Lamb Chops was George and Gracie’s huge sucess and the one that placed them on the map of the great vaudeville acts. Near Gracie’s retirement, George and friend, Jack Benny, paid tribute to her. With Gracie in the audience, Jack played her part with “style,” if you would call it that!

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Jack and George

June 21, 2009

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Still Kicking

June 11, 2009

In George’s second show after Gracie retired, Jack Benny appeared as a guest star.

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Challenging Jack, George clicks his heels in the air to show that he’s spry at 62, and far from needing to retire himself.

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Matching George, Benny bounds into the air to show his host that he is just as chipper at 64.

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