Posted ByGerry O. on January 29, 2004 at 01:27:17:
In Reply to: One of the Longest Laughs posted byScott D. Vroegindewey on January 29, 2004 at 00:05:54:
: On the main IJBFC Webpage, we are asked to listen and time the longest laugh on "The Jack Benny Program." I didn't see what was mentioned, but I just listened to the 4/27/47 show. Benita Hume (Mrs. Ronald Colman) was eating an apple. "Ronnie" asks her if she has seen any of Phil Harris' band members, and Benita quipped, "Not while I'm eating!" The laugh lasted approximately 30 seconds. It may not be the longest laugh, but it is worth mentioning.
Yes, The Colmans certainly received their fair share of long, hearty laughs on Jack's program.
The format of the Colman guest appearances was quite interesting....There would always be a part of the program where Jack and the regulars would "back off" and allow Ronnie and Benita to have a scene all to themselves (usually in their home)...and those "duo" scenes were often the ones that brought the biggest laughs.