The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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Massage and Date with Gertrude 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 9 October 1955
Jack illustrates how he relaxes after a show, but its more like La Vie en Cracked than La Vie en Rose. His masseur ties him in knots and rubs in rancid chicken fat, because Jack pays him ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Levy

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Bea Benaderet ... Gertrude, switchboard operator (as Bea Benadaret)
Sara Berner ... Mabel Flapsaddle
Mel Blanc ... Monsieur Michel
Louis Cameron Louis Cameron ... (as Louie Cameron)
Dick Curtis ... Page
Dennis Patrick ... (as Pat Dennis)
Hallene Hill ... Hallene
Frank Nelson ... Masseur
Richard Reeves ... Guy at Bar
Rolfe Sedan ... Monsieur Poirot
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Le Quartet Sportsmen
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Storyline

Jack illustrates how he relaxes after a show, but its more like La Vie en Cracked than La Vie en Rose. His masseur ties him in knots and rubs in rancid chicken fat, because Jack pays him only $3 a session. Rather than a swank Hollywood hot-spot, cheapskate Jack takes his chic date Gertrude, the switchboard operator, to an underground French restaurant crowded with sloshed Parisian sewer workers - who make Ed Norton look debonair. Written by David Stevens

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Comedy

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1955 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Final appearance on the series for both Bea Benaderet and Sara Berner. Shirley Mitchell had replaced Berner when she left the series in 1954. This was Berner's only return appearance. See more »

Quotes

Jack Benny: Boy, I could sure use a massage. You know, these television shows - they're hard work.
Rochester Van Jones: Yeah, it's tough on both of us.
Jack Benny: What do you mean "both of us"?
Rochester Van Jones: Boss, you only tell the jokes. I have to sit out there and laugh at 'em.
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Soundtracks

Deep In The Heart Of Texas
(uncredited)
Music by Don Swander
Lyrics by June Hershey
Sung by Frank Nelson
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