Friday, November 27, 2009

Your Black Friday Mental Sorbet: "The Jack Benny Program" Christmas Shopping Show

Here is another "Mental Sorbet" that we could use to momentarily forget about those things that leave a bad taste in our mouths.

Mel Blanc, the famous voice of the famous Looney Tunes cartoon characters, is hilarious in this episode. He plays a store clerk who is tormented by Jack Benny.

Jack is Christmas shopping at a department store and decides on getting Don Wilson a wallet. He buys the expensive one, believe it or not, and after Blanc does everything he's asked and more with a wonderful gift wrapping, Benny comes back and wants the note changed inside the gift. This happens several more times and the salesman/clerk (Blanc) unravels big-time. Even Benny can't conceal his laughter near the end.In the rest of the show, we see and hear the rest of the cast in some funny bits, we hear a song from Dennis Day and there are guest appearances by familiar faces of the era, such as Richard Deacon.

Stay Tuned & Happy Shopping

Tony Figueroa
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