The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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New Years Day, 1956 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 1 January 1956
Essentially a filmed radio show, a few chairs and a microphone on a stage, Jack and company re-create what was a tradition on his radio show, a skit where "Old Year" packs up and moves out and "New Year" moves in.

Director:

Ralph Levy (uncredited)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny / The Old Year
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson / Uncle Sam
Red Sanders Red Sanders ... Himself - UCLA Footbal Coach
Duffy Daugherty Duffy Daugherty ... Himself - Michigan State Football Coach
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Themselves - Singers
Lois Corbett Lois Corbett ... Lois Wilson / Columbia
Mel Blanc ... Airplane / Mars
Charles Herbert ... The New Year
Gene Twambley Gene Twambley ... Himself - Sound Man
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Storyline

Essentially a filmed radio show, a few chairs and a microphone on a stage, Jack and company re-create what was a tradition on his radio show, a skit where "Old Year" packs up and moves out and "New Year" moves in.

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Comedy

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Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

J&M Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First New Years TV broadcast since Benny ceased production of his program on radio the previous May 22nd. See more »

Quotes

[Introducing skit]
Jack Benny: And now for our fantasy, as we did it on radio, "The New Tenant or Goodbye '55, Hello '46 - Hello, '56"... I'm going backwards, like my age.
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Soundtracks

MSU Fight Song
(uncredited)
Written by Francis Irving Lankey and Arthur Sayles
Sung by The Sportsmen Quartet
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