Posted ByFrev on February 14, 2004 at 20:48:29:
I held a Jack Benny Birthday/Valentine's Video party today at my place. My friends from my theater group and outside the group attended. Thanks to my friend Derek Tague, I was able to secure and show a copy of the rare Warners' cartoon 'The Mouse That Jack Built' uncut. I also showed 'Hollywood Daffy' which has a cameo by a cartoon Jack voiced by Mel Blanc. Also thanks to my friend Derek, he got me a copy of the 1974 Charles Kerault Jack Benny tribute that came out shortly after Jack's death. I also showed Jack's appearance on The Lucy Show, Jack with Groucho Marx doing a take-off of 'You Bet Your Life', Kelsey Grammer's Jack Benny tribute, and the main feature, 'The Horn Blows at Midnight'. (Cast: "YOU DID'NT!!!!". Jack: "Oh, YES I did!!!")
Everyone had such a good, they didn't mind paying for their snacks and drinks. My little dog was the coat check girl who took tips. (I get a percentage!) All in all we had a fun time celebrating Jack's birthday. He'll always be 39 in our hearts.