Posted Bykurt on February 03, 2004 at 04:52:42:
In Reply to: Re: Jack Benny on the 5/26/46 Fred Allen Show posted byLL on February 03, 2004 at 03:56:20:
Uh. Fred Allen biographer Robert Taylor (no relation to the actor) said it actually happened. That's what he said, that's what the man said!
The audience reaction suggests it as well. There's a particular high-pitched shriek that could only be summoned by something "naughty." Audiences don't do it now, and audience reaction on TV variety programs, even on the Carol Burnett program, was sometimes "sweetened" to produce an overall fuller-sounding audience response.
But those shrieks really did used to happen. Milton Berle. I Love Lucy.
: : 1. Yes, he did.
: OK, how do you know? I've had this question dozens of times over the years, but never saw anything that conclusively proved whether Jack actually lost his pants.