The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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How Jack Found Mary 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 31 October 1954
A reporter asks Jack how he found Mary, and Jack remembers himself as a straw-hatted Hollywood boulevardier, twirling a cane, singing "Just a Gigolo " - lured into a May Co. store by a sale... See full summary »

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Ralph Levy
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Mary Livingstone ... Mary Livingstone
Sheldon Leonard ... Elevator Tout
Joseph Kearns ... Mr. Kearns (as Joe Kearns)
Roy Glenn ... Roy
Benny Rubin ... Information Counter Man
Bea Benaderet ... Peggy (as Bea Benadaret)
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Themselves
David Saber David Saber ... Newsboy
Frank Wilcox ... Salesman
Barbara Pepper ... Sally - Mary's Co-Worker
Judy Kelly ... Mary's Customer (as Judy Kelley)
Pauline Drake Pauline Drake ... Elevator Starter
June Earle June Earle ... Saleswoman
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Storyline

A reporter asks Jack how he found Mary, and Jack remembers himself as a straw-hatted Hollywood boulevardier, twirling a cane, singing "Just a Gigolo " - lured into a May Co. store by a sale on $ 1.99 guaranteed shirts. 22 years later as he's being interviewed, Jack's still wearing the garish shirt. Underwhelmed by Jack's charms, saleswoman Mary Livingstone cracks wise with Jack, while her female co-workers both slice him up and encourage Mary. Episode also features Rochester singing and scat-dancing with The Sportsmen Quartet on "I Get So Lonely." Written by David Stevens

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1954 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

CBS, McCadden Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jack buys a shirt in 1932 for $1.99, and he is still wearing it in 1954. $1.99 in 1932 had the same purchasing power as $3.92 in 1954, and $1.99 in 1932 had the same purchasing power as $31.30 in 2009. See more »

Soundtracks

(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely
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Written by Pat Ballard
Performed by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson and The Sportsmen Quartet
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"Just a Gigolo"
2 October 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I love it when elevator tout Sheldon Leonard sidles up and advises Jack to take elevator #3 because #4 is "carrying too much weight". These little cameos from the likes of Leonard, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, were always a hoot and added a lot. Good show. The Sportsmen quartet and Rochester do a snappy number, while Jack turns on the airy charm at the May Co. to win a date from reluctant salesgirl Mary. And what a fine comedic actress real-life wife Mary Livingstone is. And catch that $1.98 shirt that lasts forever and looks like paint dribbled on it. Naturally, it's Jack's favorite. All in all, it's a typically funny and easy-going half-hour, courtesy of Jack and friends.


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