Friday, January 01, 2016

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY:The Jack Benny Program - New Year's Day Show

Here is a "HOLIDAY SOR-BAY" little spark of madness
that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

Jack reads phony telegrams wishing him a Happy New Year, then chats with the coaches from tomorrow's Rose Bowl game, Red Sanders of UCLA and Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State.
The Sportsmen Quartet sing a football fight song with a verse about Lucky cigarettes.
For the last 12 years on radio, the Benny show has done a sentimental, patriotic piece about the New Year year called The New Tenent; they restage it for the camera as a radio performance. Sitting with the cast is a grumpy man Jack doesn't recognize from rehearsal; he's part of the audience but couldn't find a seat. In the radio sketch, Benny plays the Old Timer, 1955, turning 1956 over to a new young kid.

Stay Tuned and Happy New Year

Tony Figueroa

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