IJBFC Chat - June 11, 2017

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[4:59 PM] Steve Archer: Hey there Kathy, Chasia

[4:59 PM] Chasia: Hi Kathy and Steve!

[4:59 PM] Chasia: How's it going?

[5:00 PM] Steve Archer: Doing well!

[5:00 PM] Steve Archer: I think this is our first 90+ degree day of the summer here in Maryland.

[5:00 PM] Steve Archer: How are you?

[5:01 PM] Chasia: Oh wow, that is hot! I'm doing pretty good

[5:01 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Hi folks!

[5:01 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I'll be back in a few...more people asked for access last minute.

[5:02 PM] Steve Archer: This is my first summer back on the east coast after several years in Seattle - I'm reacquainting with the good - sunshine and fireflies - and the not so good - ticks and mosquitoes!

[5:02 PM] Steve Archer: Hi Laura, Perri

[5:02 PM] Perri: Hi, everyone!

[5:02 PM] R.Hookie: Hi folks!

[5:02 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: yikes. Steve, I am sorry about the heat! I am headed to DC next weekend for the AFI documentary festival. Texas does 100 better than Maryland!

[5:02 PM] Perri: I'm coming down with a cold, may not last but didn't want to miss it!

[5:02 PM] Steve Archer: Hi Hookie

[5:02 PM] R.Hookie: HI Steve

[5:02 PM] Chasia: Hi, Laura, Perri, Hookie!

[5:03 PM] R.Hookie: Hi Chasia

[5:03 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Hello everybody, I have the Tony awards on in the background. I think Jack would have done these as well as he did the Oscars

[5:03 PM] HipChat: Hi @TomVorce! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

[5:03 PM] Steve Archer: Yes, somehow the heat just seems more suitable in the southwest and TX.

[5:04 PM] Steve Archer: Hi Tom

[5:04 PM] Steve Archer: and Karl and Joyce!

[5:04 PM] R.Hookie: I have The Jeffersons on but muted

[5:04 PM] Steve Archer: Full house tonight

[5:04 PM] Chasia: Lots of folks! so lovely!

[5:04 PM] Steve Archer: They're movin' on up to the mmmfphhfpfhh.

[5:04 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: all good choices!

[5:04 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Karl!  You made it!

[5:05 PM] Steve Archer: I just have the fan on!

[5:06 PM] HipChat: Hi @FloydRiggle! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

[5:06 PM] Steve Archer: Hi Floyd

[5:06 PM] Laura Leibowitz: OK...even more folks...

[5:06 PM] Karl Tiedemann: Yes, just.  Hello....

[5:06 PM] Floyd Riggle: HI Everyone

[5:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: There are so many amazing people in this room.  I'm privileged  to know you all!

[5:07 PM] Floyd Riggle: :)

[5:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: OK...let's give it a few more minutes and we'll start the show.

[5:07 PM] R.Hookie: Well, thank you very kindly, Laura

[5:07 PM] Steve Archer: Awwww... once you get the witness subpoena you might rethink that Laura.

[5:07 PM] Perri: Wonderful of YOU to bring us together!

[5:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Steve - ;)

[5:07 PM] Chasia: We have you to thank, Laura!

[5:08 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Well, we all have Jack to thank.  He's really the reason we're together!

[5:08 PM] Floyd Riggle: Very True.

[5:08 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Is everyone in the US?  I think so...

[5:09 PM] R.Hookie: You know I am

[5:09 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Texas thinks its better than the rest of the US, haha

[5:09 PM] Chasia: I'm in US's hat, Canada. Close enough. :)

[5:09 PM] R.Hookie: Wouldn't Alaska be bigger?

[5:10 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Kathy - Same thing for CA.

[5:10 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: well, the Bennyverse is universal : )

[5:10 PM] Laura Leibowitz: OK...I'm going to give you some hints on which show this is, and see how fast you can guess it.

[5:10 PM] Floyd Riggle: I'm in Chino HIlls, CA.  That is less than 20 minutes from Anaheim, Azusa, or Cucomonga (Really)

[5:10 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Kathy - Amen, sistah!

[5:10 PM] Steve Archer: Oooh a challenge

[5:11 PM] Steve Archer: Do you ever ride that train Floyd?

[5:11 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Does anyone have a guess based on what I said in the announcement?

[5:11 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: is it animal, vegetable or a mineral show?

[5:11 PM] Steve Archer: Is it bigger than a breadbox

[5:11 PM] Floyd Riggle: I do, I do and have from Union Station.  Each time I'm there I think of the old JB shows for the trips.

[5:11 PM] R.Hookie: I need to step away for a moment....

[5:11 PM] Joyce Latz: You indicated none of us had seen this show.

[5:11 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Clue 1 - Right...you almost certainly haven't seen it.

[5:11 PM] Brad Strickland: Hi, everyone.

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Hey Brad!

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Clue 2 - It has a guest star.

[5:12 PM] Steve Archer: Hmmm.  You also said there is a backstory.

[5:12 PM] Steve Archer: Is this the Charlie Chan lawsuit one?

[5:12 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: is it the long lost Dragnet show?

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Clue 3 - It...there ya go...it had some

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Steve's got it!

[5:12 PM] Steve Archer: YES!

[5:12 PM] Brad Strickland: I'm a little late--we were throwing a birthday party for our soon-to-be three-year-old granddaughter.

[5:12 PM] Chasia: Ooooh

[5:12 PM] Chasia: hi Brad!

[5:12 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: gosh, Fred Allen ripped off Charlie Chan so often...

[5:12 PM] Floyd Riggle: There was a law suit episode ?

[5:12 PM] Brad Strickland: Hi, Chasia.

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: OK, so without further ado...

[5:12 PM] Steve Archer: I'm a big Charlie Chan fan so this will be fun.

[5:12 PM] Laura Leibowitz: https://www.watch2gether.com/rooms/ijbfc-mbrm7osc3l5p85x3t9

[5:13 PM] R.Hookie: I'm back

[5:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: 11/1/59

[5:13 PM] Brad Strickland: Gosh, I hope this works for me this time!

[5:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Anyone coming late, please click on this link to join the show:  https://www.watch2gether.com/rooms/ijbfc-mbrm7osc3l5p85x3t9

[5:17 PM] HipChat: Hi @MichaelLeeWeis! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

[5:43 PM] HipChat: Hi @SteveW! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

[5:47 PM] Brad Strickland: I'm back!

[5:47 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: thank so much Laura for the chance to see this crazy episode!!!!

[5:47 PM] Brad Strickland: Nice that the connection worked for me this time.

[5:47 PM] R.Hookie: That was fun... and a little ---

[5:47 PM] Chasia: That was an experience

[5:47 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Brad - Yes, same for me as well.

[5:48 PM] Beverly Bennett: Thank you!

[5:48 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Jack Webb is a major TV figure, great to see them together

[5:48 PM] Brad Strickland: I'm surprised Mrs. Earl Derr Biggers didn't sue....

[5:48 PM] Laura Leibowitz: The yellow-face humor is a little cringe-worthy.

[5:48 PM] Steve Archer: Nice to finally see this one Laura!  Thanks!

[5:48 PM] R.Hookie: I was wondering why George Gobel was pooped up out of nowhere

[5:48 PM] Chasia: It wasn't as offensive as it could have been. I was expecting the worst but it wasn't too...out there.

[5:48 PM] Steve Archer: Well, not the funniest script for a number of reasons.

[5:48 PM] Laura Leibowitz: It's nice to have a forum where I can share some of these shows that I have but can't officially release yet.

[5:48 PM] R.Hookie: "popped"

[5:48 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: I think you can see that uneasiness with the old Charlie Chan formula in the show - Jack doesn't do the full CC that Fred Allen did

[5:48 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Hookie - LOL

[5:49 PM] Brad Strickland: Yeh, times have changed. And yet . . . the Japanese protagonist of "Ghost in the Shell" was recently played by a Caucasian actress.

[5:49 PM] Chasia: That movie did not do well, I feel bad for Asian actors still struggling to get leading roles in media.

[5:49 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Actually, the estate of Edward Albee just revoked permission to "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" when they cast an African-American in the George Segal role.

[5:49 PM] Brad Strickland: Too bad, because the anime series is very thought-provoking.

[5:50 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: great attempt of show corss-promoting with George Gobel, that had been SO VERBOTEN when sponsors had total control of shows. This shows something of the transitional period to network control

[5:50 PM] Chasia: No kidding? That is interesting, Laura. I had no idea

[5:50 PM] Chasia: Brad, agreed! Great show

[5:50 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: THANK YOU SO MUCH, Laura!!! Very rare chances to see this material!

[5:50 PM] Brad Strickland: Weird, the Albee news!

[5:50 PM] Laura Leibowitz: My pleasure!

[5:51 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Karl - I'd forgotten that Gobel was in that!

[5:51 PM] Brad Strickland: I'm impressed by how colorblind Shakespeare productions have become. Interracial Romeos and Juliets are a dime a dozen.

[5:51 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Lux worked so hard to make those middle commercials work.

[5:51 PM] R.Hookie: I'd love to watch it again... all the way through... in one piece.

[5:51 PM] Chasia: Is there an official reason this episode has gotten kind of lost in the vault, or is it just something that happened

[5:51 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Yeah, my apologies.  I'm not sure what was going on with that.

[5:51 PM] Brad Strickland: Gee, now Gobel's catch phrase is coming back to me: "You can't hardly find them kind, no more."

[5:51 PM] Steve Archer: The "Jack and Guest Star" shows are sometimes a hard sell, particularly when the guest isn't particularly known for comedy.

[5:51 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Lux had years and years of "all the greatest stars of Hollywood"; its fun to see Suzy Parker try to act

[5:52 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Well, since it was "recorded live" you can see that the quality isn't there.

[5:52 PM] Laura Leibowitz: So it was never in the syndication package.

[5:52 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: but we could edit it down to 15 minutes of GREAT

[5:52 PM] R.Hookie: Was it a kinescope?

[5:52 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I'm pretty sure it was.

[5:53 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Pretty late kinescope in 59.

[5:53 PM] R.Hookie: They weren't that bad of quality

[5:53 PM] Brad Strickland: I wonder if there are outtakes of Webb breaking up as Friday in "Dragnet"

[5:53 PM] Floyd Riggle: I always like seeing the old Kinneoscope versions of LIVE shows.

[5:53 PM] R.Hookie: Me too

[5:53 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Yeah, I've never had a major problem with them except some of the super early ones.

[5:53 PM] Chasia: Webb looked like he was having fun, which helped the episode. Jack himself seemed kind of off... Not sure if he wasn't into this particular script (doesn't sound like him) or just wasn't feeling well

[5:53 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Trying to adapt the Margaret Truman joke...

[5:54 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: doh!!! Beverly Washburn would laugh at the attempt to redo her part

[5:54 PM] Laura Leibowitz: It's really fun to see Webb trying to do comedy.

[5:54 PM] Floyd Riggle: Now that one - I guess Jack was doing them in California then?  Assumed due to Jack Webb being there.  

I always thought those LIVE shows were from NYC and earlier in the 50's.

[5:54 PM] Brad Strickland: By contrast, I thought the show in which Raymond Burr played Jack's lawyer was brilliant.

[5:54 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Or generally out of the Sgt. Friday character.

[5:54 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: is there a biography of Jack Webb out there? My college English Professor worked with him in the radio days

[5:54 PM] Tom Vorce: Jackbennykubelsky

Sunday May 7, 2017

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:56 PM

She was phenomenal.

Quick question.

Assuming NBC doesn't have other plans, do folks like the longer format or is a TV show better?

R.Hookie·May-7 6:57 PM

So, now what?

Steve Archer·May-7 6:57 PM

Oh, either, we can alternate.

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:57 PM


Chasia·May-7 6:57 PM

alternating sounds fun

Steve Archer·May-7 6:57 PM

It's all good!

Good night all

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:57 PM

Any comments on the movie, or requests for next time?

Chasia·May-7 6:57 PM

night steve!

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:57 PM

Night Steve!

R.Hookie·May-7 6:57 PM

Good night Steve

Chasia·May-7 6:57 PM

This was really fun to watch, I hadn't seen the movie in one sitting before. I tend to watch flicks in 10 or 15 minute increments

Perri·May-7 6:57 PM

Alternating sounds good to me, too

Good night!

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:58 PM

OK.  Thanks for stopping, folks!

Chasia·May-7 6:58 PM

Thanks for hosting, Laura!

Laura Leibowitz·May-7 6:58 PM

See you next month!

R.Hookie·May-7 6:58 PM

Good night Perri

Perri·May-7 6:58 PM

Thank you, Laura!

Chasia·May-7 6:58 PM

Night all!

R.Hookie·May-7 6:58 PM

Good night folks

Theodore Michael Konek·May-7 6:58 PM

Good night!

Friday June 9, 2017

HipChat·Jun-9 3:01 PM

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Joyce Latz·Jun-9 3:05 PM

Great. I'll log back in Saturday eve.

Saturday June 10, 2017

Laura Leibowitz·Jun-10 10:54 AM


HipChat·Jun-10 3:06 PM

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Sunday June 11, 2017

HipChat·2:16 PM

Hi @GregStrakna! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

Steve Archer·4:59 PM

Hey there Kathy, Chasia

Chasia·4:59 PM

Hi Kathy and Steve!

How's it going?

Steve Archer·5:00 PM

Doing well!

I think this is our first 90+ degree day of the summer here in Maryland.

How are you?

Chasia·5:01 PM

Oh wow, that is hot! I'm doing pretty good

Laura Leibowitz·5:01 PM

Hi folks!

I'll be back in a few...more people asked for access last minute.

Steve Archer·5:02 PM

This is my first summer back on the east coast after several years in Seattle - I'm reacquainting with the good - sunshine and fireflies - and the not so good - ticks and mosquitoes!

Hi Laura, Perri

Perri·5:02 PM

Hi, everyone!

R.Hookie·5:02 PM

Hi folks!

Kathy Fuller Seeley·5:02 PM

yikes. Steve, I am sorry about the heat! I am headed to DC next weekend for the AFI documentary festival. Texas does 100 better than Maryland!

Perri·5:02 PM

I'm coming down with a cold, may not last but didn't want to miss it!

Steve Archer·5:02 PM

Hi Hookie

R.Hookie·5:02 PM

HI Steve

Chasia·5:02 PM

Hi, Laura, Perri, Hookie!

R.Hookie·5:03 PM

Hi Chasia

Kathy Fuller Seeley·5:03 PM

Hello everybody, I have the Tony awards on in the background. I think Jack would have done these as well as he did the Oscars

HipChat·5:03 PM

Hi @TomVorce! Welcome to Hipchat. You can @-mention me by typing @HipChat and I'll tell you what HipChat can do!

Steve Archer·5:03 PM

Yes, somehow the heat just seems more suitable in the southwest and TX.

I enjoyed the show.  Thanks for letting us see this "lost" episode, Laura.

[5:55 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - Most are

[5:55 PM] Floyd Riggle: Come to think of it - Jack was still doing every other week so that had to be 56-57

[5:55 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Brad - Agreed.

[5:55 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Go for it Tom

[5:56 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - Yes, this was shot in CBS at Beverly and Fairfax.

[5:56 PM] Tom Vorce: Thanks for letting us see this "lost" episode, Laura.

[5:56 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: yes, thank you so much, Laura!

[5:56 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Absolutely.  I really enjoy being able to share these in the chats!

[5:56 PM] R.Hookie: In old Studio 33 I'm guessing

[5:56 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I have a limited supply of them, but will do what I can.

[5:57 PM] Brad Strickland: Kathy: Just the Facts, Ma'Am: The Authorized Biography of Jack Webb Paperback – April, 2001

by Daniel Moyer  (Author), Ph.D. Alvarez Eugene (Author)

[5:57 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Hookie - Possibly...they flipped back and forth between 33 and...what, 35?

[5:57 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: yay, thanks Brad, I will check that out!

[5:57 PM] Brad Strickland: Not...39?

[5:57 PM] Brad Strickland: My pleasure, Kathy!

[5:57 PM] Laura Leibowitz: So what else Benny-wise is on everyone's mind this evening?

[5:57 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Questions?  Observations?

[5:58 PM] Floyd Riggle: Brad the Raymond Burr one was great.  I've looked for another one - Perry Mason was on Saturday nights in the 50's up though 60.  One Saturday night Jack did a special and too the first hour on CBS pre-empting Perry Mason.  Jack started his special, Burr comes out and tells him its his hour the curtain goes up and the trial starts.  I recall that (as a kid _ as a live show.

[5:58 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I just got a story from someone about trying to help Jack find a trout.  That's all I'll say.

[5:58 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: a small head's up, I will have an article about Jack

[5:58 PM] R.Hookie: Les Nessman was having some Benny-like actions on a WKRP I was watching

[5:58 PM] Chasia: a trout, eh lol

[5:58 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Great!!!

[5:58 PM] Steve Archer: Not a tout Laura?

[5:58 PM] Chasia: trout tout

[5:58 PM] Brad Strickland: Psst, bud. C'mere. You lookin' for a trout?

[5:59 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Pick a rainbow...

[5:59 PM] Brad Strickland: I pick Randy Rainbow.

[5:59 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: crud  Jack's early radio days in "Humanities", the magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities, this summer. Will send the link

[5:59 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Thumbs up to that

[5:59 PM] Floyd Riggle: Laura - just watched the CBS Tribute to Jack Benny (3 days after Jacks death - day of funeral).  That was a great 1 hour special and remember seeing it in 1974.

[5:59 PM] Brad Strickland: Congrats, Kathy!

[5:59 PM] Steve Archer: Uh-uh.  That one's got a steel head.

[5:59 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - Yes, that's a great tribute pulled together so quickly.

[5:59 PM] Chasia: Been thinking about the Jack Benny/Batman comics since news of Adam West's death broke - that crossover was fun

[5:59 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: yay, its all to the good

[5:59 PM] Chasia: oh, congrats, kathy!

[5:59 PM] Laura Leibowitz: It's heartbreaking to see Rochester on it.

[6:00 PM] Floyd Riggle: I still am in awe on the detail/structure in just those few days.

[6:00 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Chasia - You should see the whole thing.  The story goes on and on and on.

[6:00 PM] Chasia: I can imagine!

[6:00 PM] Brad Strickland: That was in the years before we had a VCR. They may not even have existed then for home use, I don't remember. But I recorded the audio on a cassette tape.

[6:01 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I asked for permission to reprint it in the newsletter, but they refused.

[6:01 PM] Floyd Riggle: Laura I know - I saw the replay of the tribute to Jack by Carson, Burns and Hope.

Had no idea until then about Eddie's strokes.  But there in that tribute after jacks death you can really tell.

[6:01 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - Exactly.  Someone's working on an Eddie Anderson project and I pointed them at that.

[6:01 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Eddie had a difficult time in the 1960s

[6:01 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Although the Love American Style was fun to see.

[6:02 PM] Floyd Riggle: That will be a great project - I hope they do it and I see it.

[6:02 PM] Chasia: Is there a place we can buy those comics?

[6:02 PM] Chasia: Or is it out of print

[6:02 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Chasia - I'm pretty sure it's out of print.  But drop me a line separately and I'll see if I can hook you up.

[6:02 PM] Chasia: Thanks Laura, I will!

[6:03 PM] Laura Leibowitz: What other Benny thoughts?  Or requests for a show for next time?

[6:03 PM] Floyd Riggle: I did run across a BLOOPER real (Audio for Radio) on YOUTUBE from the Benny Years.  Eddie is in a lot of them - He was just so wonderful

[6:03 PM] Laura Leibowitz: How cool!

[6:03 PM] Chasia: Do you have the link, Floyd?

[6:03 PM] Floyd Riggle: Audio or Video?  If Audio I'd love to hear THE HORN BLOWS AT MIDNIGHT (Ford Theatre).

[6:03 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I've known people have talked about assembling them, but I don't think I'd ever seen that come to fruition.

[6:04 PM] Brad Strickland: Not Benny-related, but today at our granddaughter's third birthday party, our daughter announced that she's going to have a little brother or sister come December....

[6:04 PM] Floyd Riggle: Chasia HOld On let me find it.

[6:04 PM] Chasia: Congrats, Brad!

[6:04 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Mazel tov, Brad!

[6:04 PM] R.Hookie: That's nice Brad

[6:04 PM] Brad Strickland: Actually, I was a little miffed because Barbara has known about this for weeks. Me, I'm left out.

[6:04 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: would you all maybe like to have a show or two from the early days (1932-35) that was not recorded and we could think about the way the advertising and show are put together?

[6:04 PM] Floyd Riggle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S80glmID-SA

[6:04 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Girl talk, Dink.

[6:04 PM] Steve Archer: Congrats Brad!

[6:05 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: congratulations, Brad!!!

[6:05 PM] Chasia: Thanks, Floyd!

[6:05 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Kathy - Are you saying that as a recreation, or just the script?

[6:05 PM] Brad Strickland: Hey, I had very little to do with it, but thanks! We're looking forward to the new arrival now.

[6:05 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: well we could start with the script and play with it?

[6:06 PM] Brad Strickland: Kathy--have you talked to anyone at the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company about the idea?

[6:06 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Hmmm...let's talk logistics off line.  I'm open to it, just want to make sure we have a good, solid approach.

[6:06 PM] Floyd Riggle: It has my favorite one where Eddie gets tongue tied.  Instead of saying something like "Here is the Jack, Boss"  He says Here is the boss, Jack"

[6:06 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Brad, you know I have it on my agenda, I am just working thru book stuff, but you bet!

[6:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Ah yes!

[6:07 PM] Brad Strickland: I know! Frustrating, isn't it?

[6:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Is the book still due out in October?

[6:07 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: there's never enough time!

[6:07 PM] Brad Strickland: Laura, together you and I just did a Jerry Colonna line!

[6:07 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: October 20, 2017  yay!!! for publication

[6:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Ha!

[6:07 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Rockin!!!!

[6:07 PM] Brad Strickland: One week before my birthday. Well, I know what I want!

[6:08 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: gosh aren't you glad you know me, Brad, haha

[6:08 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I'll make it a Yom Kippur gift to myself...

[6:08 PM] Perri: Thank you, Laura!  Always great fun to hang out with you and the gang here.  But now I'm going to drag my sickie self back to bed.  Goodnight, all!

[6:08 PM] Brad Strickland: Sure am, Kathy!

[6:08 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Night Perri!  Glad you could be here!

[6:08 PM] Brad Strickland: Aw, sorry Perri's sick!

[6:08 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: gosh Perri, hope you feel better soon

[6:08 PM] Floyd Riggle: Night Perri

[6:08 PM] Chasia: I am going to head out as well - thank you so much for hosting, Laura. Hope you all have a great night, and I hope I'm able to catch you next month

[6:08 PM] Perri: Thanks, y'all -- see you next time!

[6:08 PM] Laura Leibowitz: So what other Benny-related thoughts, questions, discussion?

[6:09 PM] R.Hookie: For those interested, Carnac on Johnny on Antenna TV tonight... about an hour

[6:09 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Sounds good, Chasia!  Thanks for stopping!

[6:09 PM] Brad Strickland: I am finally finished with all the rewrites on the King Kong book, so now maybe I can get some other stuff done.

[6:09 PM] Laura Leibowitz: So are we calling it good for this month?  With so many people in the room, I don't want to shut it down if we've still got steam.

[6:09 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: Carnac rocks!!! remember that you can find Johnny's undergrad thesis  READ OUTLOUD BY HIM at the University of Nebraska library website

[6:10 PM] Brad Strickland: I have that downloaded, Kathy!

[6:10 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: And in Johnny's undergrad thesis, he spills out his love for jack Benny and Fred Allen

[6:10 PM] R.Hookie: I'll need to look that up

[6:10 PM] Floyd Riggle: I was at a company event this last week (dinner).  Lots of young folks - non of them ever heard about Jack Benny.

Sending of of the guys some of the radio shows and the full shows on YOUTUBE.  Wish where was a way to re-introduce

Jack to these newer generations.

[6:10 PM] Brad Strickland: Well, I guess I can turn in, too. Three-year olds party hard and wear one out.

[6:10 PM] Brad Strickland: Goodnight!

[6:10 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Night, Brad!  Thanks for being here!

[6:10 PM] R.Hookie: Goodnight Brad

[6:11 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: so long, folks!! and Laura, I will be in touch about flying up to see you soon, like in July

[6:11 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - I hear that.  You'd be surprised how many young folks look up the club after seeing Jack on YouTube.

[6:11 PM] Steve Archer: We did Johnny's thesis as a chat topic once Kathy.  Probably one of the transcripts captures it.

[6:11 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Steve - Good memory, Steve.  I'd forgotten that!

[6:11 PM] Kathy Fuller Seeley: wow, Steve I am always late to the party, haha! how fun!

[6:12 PM] Floyd Riggle: I have discussed my idea of an HBO mini-series with a few friends.  Some like the idea.  Just something to bring people under 40 to the table.

[6:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Floyd - Suffice it to say that some folks are trying to make something happen.  Cross your fingers.

[6:13 PM] Floyd Riggle: Even with the arthritis - I'm crossing.

[6:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: Ha

[6:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: OK, well thanks so much to everyone for coming by tonight.  Really loved sharing that show with you!

[6:13 PM] Floyd Riggle: and thank you.

[6:13 PM] Laura Leibowitz: See you next month!

[6:14 PM] R.Hookie: So, everyone's spliting?

[6:14 PM] Laura Leibowitz: I think so...unless you've got a new topic!

[6:14 PM] Steve Archer: Night All!  Thanks again for the fun show and historical treat Laura.

[6:14 PM] Laura Leibowitz: My pleasure.

[6:14 PM] R.Hookie: I got nothin

[6:15 PM] R.Hookie: Good night folks!

[6:17 PM] Tom Vorce: Good night for Jello and State Farm Insurance.