Rodrigo Araya 4:58 PM Anyone for tennis? 4:58Nobody?
kathy_fuller_seeley 4:58 PM howdy, Rodrigo, happy new year!
garth_johnson 4:58 PM Did anything funny happen on the way to the rose bowl?
Rodrigo Araya 4:59 PM Dennis got lost…
kathy_fuller_seeley 4:59 PM well, it depends on whether you partook of Rochester’s egg nog or not
Tom V. 4:59 PM Happy New Year, folks!
garth_johnson 4:59 PM I think the rabbit got all the nog
Rodrigo Araya 4:59 PM Then, the PA at the stadium asked us to go for him…
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:00 PM I have only been to the Rose Bowl for two times for their flea market, and the parking is SO TERRIBLE!!!!! I now understand why Jack was offering space in his driveway
Rodrigo Araya 5:01 PM “We can’t stand any more Irish songs!” 5:01(read it in Mel Blanc’s voice)
Neil Ottenstein 5:01 PM Happy New Year!
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:01 PM you know, too much Dennis makes me long for Kenny and “Begin the Beguine” haha
Rodrigo Araya 5:02 PM I find Dennis way funnier, yet I like Kenny’s singing a little bit better.
garth_johnson 5:02 PM Would whoever started the Beguine stop it!
Rodrigo Araya 5:03 PM Maybe because Kenny didn’t have to mow Jack’s lawn…
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:03 PM I agree with you, Rodrigo! Kenny’s not much of a comic actor, and Jack worked wonders to help Dennis shine (the ability to imitate folks helped, as did his innocence)
garth_johnson 5:03 PM That’s why he got two shows!
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:03 PM best “Begin the Beguine” on Jack’s show is the harmonica version by Larry Adler, imho
garth_johnson 5:04 PM Says the Adlerpated person.
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:04 PM hahaha Garth!
Rodrigo Araya 5:05 PM JACK: Dennis, what did I pay you when you first started? DENNIS: Thirty dollars a week. JACK: And what am I paying you a week now? DENNIS: Thirty-five dollars.
Doug Kiser 5:05 PM I have not heard from you people since LAST year! HNY to all!,,
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:05 PM Kenny on Fred Allen’s show is kind of painful, again imho
garth_johnson 5:06 PM KB was tying to be a Hollywood star
Rodrigo Araya 5:06 PM “For four years, Kenny worked for Benny until he learned what money was…”
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:06 PM has anyone come up with a good idea for contributing to Laura’s Benny-palooza in February?
garth_johnson 5:07 PM No — but that hasn’t stopped me before
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:07 PM Panel: “Trashing Kenny Baker: 80 years and going strong”
Rodrigo Araya 5:08 PM Panel: “Gasman: The True Story”
garth_johnson 5:08 PM “Hair-y” Conn or why I don’t look in the mirror much!
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:08 PM Panel: “Finding the Gasman, After 80 years, a word from PG&E” 5:08Panel: “What makes a “true” Benny fan?” 5:09Panel: Benny: Better on TV than radio?
Rodrigo Araya 5:09 PM The last one sounds actually good.
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:09 PM Panel: Stewing over the Chicken Sisters…with gravy 5:10Panel: Worst imitations of Jack Benny by other comics
Rodrigo Araya 5:10 PM Panel: What boarders to avoid
garth_johnson 5:11 PM Fairy Dust – or how to banish the blues!
Rodrigo Araya 5:11 PM Panel: What to Do with Extravagant Pets?
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:12 PM Panel: “Worst” guests on the Benn program, I nominate Rita Hayworth for her extreme nervousness
Rodrigo Araya 5:12 PM Panel: How many jobs did Frank Nelson have?
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:13 PM Rodrigo that is a great question re: Frank Nelson!!!
garth_johnson 5:14 PM Cracking the U.C.L.A. Vault – or how to get more Benny for our bucks!
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:14 PM how about worst use of Jack Benny on other performer’s shows? Eddie Cantor’s and Groucho’s shows in the 40s would be in my top five…. 5:15WOW Garth, how I wish we could get into UCLA’s vaults! Most of them are offsite, if that helps your “Mission Impossible” or “Ocean’s Eleven” plots
Rodrigo Araya 5:16 PM Most obscure Benny show castmembers (aside from Michael Bartlett and perhaps Ted Weems) 5:18Panel: Phil Harris’ Corniest Moments
garth_johnson 5:20 PM “Name That Tune” with Frankie Remley
kathy_fuller_seeley 5:21 PM hey folks, I need to go rescue dinner from the oven. I look forward to contributing to a great Benny-palooza! I hope with Barbara’s scrapbooks and her oral history of creating them……
garth_johnson 5:23 PM Dinner – The one thing I hate cutting back on during my post-holiday diet — at least this year I just have to loose 5 pounds.
Rodrigo Araya 5:23 PM Say, that “Name That Tune” thing sounds good, considering the fact many of the band numbers went uncredited.
garth_johnson 5:24 PM Problem is the answer will always be “Piano.”
Rodrigo Araya 5:25 PM Okay, cut Remley some slack. He spent three months in jail for stealing a cow… 5:25That’s why Philsie had to play in Texas during the summer.
garth_johnson 5:26 PM 1961-02-00_-_jb6_-_source_catalog_-_jack_benny_program_screencap_-_dennis_and_frank_remley-valentines_day_show.jpg
1961 – Dennis Day with Frank Remley
Rodrigo Araya 5:26 PM I’d like to hear Sammy the drummer play “Nola” on the bars of his jailcell…
garth_johnson 5:27 PM Problem with the cell bars – the ones with the latch are out of tune!
Rodrigo Araya 5:28 PM Jailhouse Rock before the movie came out…
garth_johnson 5:29 PM More like “Farm House” rock!1957-05-02_-_jb5_-_getty_462787917_nwm_-_jack_benny_hillbilly_show.jpg
1957 – NEW YORK – MAY 2: Frank Remley and Jack Benny dressed for The
5:31Well Happy new year to all, I’ve just been called … darn telephones!
Rodrigo Araya 5:32 PM Good night.
Tom V. 5:32 PM Good night, folks. Happy New Benny Year!
Rodrigo Araya 5:32 PM JACK (as Fred): Well, Harry. As the farmer said to the horse thief, where’s my plug?