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Jack Goes to the Races 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 9 February 1958
Jack, Mary, and Dennis spend a day at the horse track.

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Don Weis
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Mary Livingstone ... Mary Livingstone
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Mel Blanc ... Racetrack Announcer (voice)
Joe Besser ... Waiter
Sheldon Leonard ... Racetrack Tout
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Lewis (as Pierre Watkins)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson (voice)
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Jack, Mary, and Dennis spend a day at the horse track.

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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J&M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Dennis' middle name is "Stupid." Dennis sues Jack for calling him stupid and says he wants to be called Dennis S. Day. Jack asks what the "S" is for and Dennis says "if I told you that I would lose my suit." See more »

Soundtracks

If I Love You
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Dennis Day
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Sheldon Leonard as the Race Track Tout and Joe Besser as a Waiter, Pure Fun
11 October 2019 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

This 1958 episode features many of his radio show guest regulars, including Sheldon Leonard, who plays his usual race-track tout character, Joe Besser (a short time member of the Three Stooges and "Stinky" on the "Abbott and Costello Show") and Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and many other cartoon characters) as the announcer.

Show regulars Mary, Rochester, and Dennis Day show up too. Not much happens, just a few race track gags. Benny had many fall--on-the-floor hysterical programs. This episode is just easy, laid back comedy that brings a few smiles.


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