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|Plot||:||+ The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny. May 22, 1955. Sponsored by: Lucky Strike. Jack is having trouble with Twombley, the sound effects man. Eugene Twombley was really the name of one of the sound effects men on the program, but the part is played by Mel Blanc. The last show of the season, the series and the last regularly scheduled weekly Jack Benny radio show, except for repeats. A funny and touching last show. No mention is made that this is the end of the series. The cast discusses plans for the summer. The two CBS telephone operators appear. The Sportsmen sing the commercial to the tune of, "Bye Bye Baby" (called "Bye, Bye Benny"). Mary is impersonated (by Jeanette Eymann). This is either a rehearsal recording, or one of the network programs during this time during which Mary did not appear or was added on tape later. Bob Crosby is mentioned but is not heard. See cat. #76243 for a different version (with Mary) of this program. The program was recorded February 17, 1955. The Jack Benny Program was first broadcast on the Blue Network on 2nd May 1932. With his capable cast of supporting players Benny made his show into one of great radio comedy shows. What was so special about this golden-age classic is Benny's ability to come across as a likeable guy despite being vain, argumentative, and a skinflint. People related to Benny and his willingness to often give the best comedy lines in the show to his supporting cast made him popular with listeners, guests and colleagues. This is classic comedy that is still funny sixty years later.|
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