Posted Bykurt on May 02, 2002 at 14:54:57:
In Reply to: Was nice to see some of Jacks work show up posted bybill on May 02, 2002 at 00:18:15:
Supposedly, it was Hope's own suggestion to include the Benny clips, which were from 1954. Don't know if that's true, but that's what Hope's daughter Linda says.
The Benny clips were positioned well. Longtime fans will note that Jack's ad-libbing over a dud line in the sketch was something he often did on live radio. To him, it wasn't a blooper; it was merely a continuation of the sketch. He'd break out of a sketch to make a quip like that back in the 1930s.
Funniest moment in a Hope/Benny sketch: On one of Jack's TV shows on which Hope guested, Jack is a visitor to Hope's house. He arrives, doesn't see Hope, pulls out his violin and plays "Thanks for the Memory." Hope, in shower cap and towel, sprints on to say "Thanks, ladies and gentlemen, I'm happy to be here!"