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TWTD Archive – February 10, 1996

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 10, 1996

NOTE: This month we feature a sequence of related and mostly consecutive Benny programs dealing with the famous “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny Because…” contest.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (11-25-45) Press Agent Steve Bradley tells Jack that the robbery was a publicity stunt! Bradley has an idea how to use the “stolen” money.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-2-45) Jack’s press agent gives an explanation of his “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny because…” contest.

PHILCO RADIO TIME (3-3-48) Bing Crosby welcomes guests Jack Benny and restaurateur Tom Brennaman. Jack’s girlfriend Gladys Zabisco (Sara Berner) warns Bing that Benny is looking for him.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-9-45) The gang helps Jack read “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest letters. Guests Ronald and Benita Colman, in their first appearance on the Benny program, send a dinner invitation to Jack, but they’re surprised when he arrives.

SUSPENSE (2-2-53) “Plan X” staring Jack Benny with Joe Kearns, William Conrad, Howard McNear and Jack Krushen. In the year 2053 Jack is a Martian chosen to carry out a plan to deal with an “invasion rocket” from Earth.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-16-45) A parade of mail carriers deliver “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” letters to Benny’s house. The gang reads some of the letters while Jack tries to tune in to Don Wilson on the radio. Instead, he gets columnist Louella Parsons who comments on the Benny contest.