Sundays at 8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific will be the next session of the  IJBFC chat room.  Anyone interested in discussing all things Benny is invited.  Please be aware that a lot of attendees share many interests in common (e.g., other comedians, animation, Star Trek, Pogo, history, etc.);  the main goal is for people to have a good time, so I don’t moderate the conversation too heavily to keep people on-topic.  So come and enjoy!        

How to use the Chat

  • Click here to E-mail me to invite you to the room.  You will be sent an E-mail with instructions to access the room
  • Go to and log in
  • The names of the people in the chat room will show up on the right side of the window.  The text of the chat will show up in the area on the left side of the window.  

  • To talk in the chat room:  Click on the box at the bottom of the screen.  Then type what you want to say and hit Enter on your keyboard or the Send button.

  • The system automatically puts the name of the person sending the message in front of the message.

  • It’s just that easy! 

If you have any questions, please E-mail me.  See you then!

Chat January 31, 2021

Rodrigo Araya5:00 PMHi, Laura. Laura Leibowitz5:00 PMHi Rodrigo! Rodrigo Araya5:00 PMThe same to Garth and Tom.5:01But, Mr. Swallow. But… But… But… Laura Leibowitz5:01 PMNow you’ve made me hungry…5:02Hi Tom Neil Ottenstein5:02 PMHello everyone Tom V.5:02 PMGood evening, folks! Roger5:02 PMHello Everyone! Laura Leibowitz5:02 PMHey Neil!5:02Hi Roger! garth_johnson5:02 PMMy tea is gone cold —- so while

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Chat January 24, 2021

kathy_fuller_seeley4:55 PMjell-o everybody, as the first one here, of course I want to know what was that interesting photo Garth posted last week!!! really cool, and howdy everybody Neil Ottenstein4:57 PMGood evening kathy_fuller_seeley4:57 PMHello Neil, how are you doing? Neil Ottenstein4:59 PMI am doing well.  I have all my wife’s presents ready for her birthday

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Chat January 17, 2021

kathy_fuller_seeley4:51 PMJell-O everyone, I guess I am the first one here Rodrigo Araya4:51 PMHi, Kathy. Neil Ottenstein4:51 PMHowdy kathy_fuller_seeley4:51 PMHowdy Rodrigo, how are you today/tonight?4:52Hello Neil! Rodrigo Araya4:52 PMFine, how about you, folks?4:52We’re a little early, folks. Instead of “We’re a little late, folks”… kathy_fuller_seeley4:52 PMBarbara Thunell has sent me scripts from Jack’s Las Vegas

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Chat January 10, 2021

garth_johnson4:52 PMGive me an “A” please1952-00-00_-_jb5_-_source_catalog_-_jack_and_gisele_mackenzie.jpg  Neil Ottenstein4:58 PMA Rodrigo Araya4:58 PMDo you mind if I play Mendelssohn’s Spring Concerto? garth_johnson5:00 PMGweetings everyone — I hope all of you are “A” O-K. Rodrigo Araya5:01 PMA-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I’ve got a gal in Kalamazoo… garth_johnson5:02 PMToo bad you can’t hop the flyer — so you better send a wire

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Chat January 3, 2021

Rodrigo Araya4:58 PMAnyone for tennis?4:58Nobody? kathy_fuller_seeley4:58 PMhowdy, Rodrigo, happy new year! garth_johnson4:58 PMDid anything funny happen on the way to the rose bowl? Rodrigo Araya4:59 PMDennis got lost… kathy_fuller_seeley4:59 PMwell, it depends on whether you partook of Rochester’s egg nog or not Tom V.4:59 PMHappy New Year, folks! garth_johnson4:59 PMI think the rabbit got all

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Chat December 27, 2020

Rodrigo Araya4:59 PMColumbia? Oh, Columbia? garth_johnson4:59 PM1934-12-14_-_jb3_-_jptm_ahy-312_jp_-_family_circle_vol_05_no_24_-_jack_benny_cover_photo-a.jpg 4:591934-12-14_-_mag_-_family_circle_-_vol_05_no_24_-_cover_-_jack_benny_as_santa.jpg  Doug Kiser5:00 PMHope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Rodrigo Araya5:00 PMJACK: Columbia? Have you seen the New Year around here?MARY: Nope. He’s probably too scared to come out… Laura Leibowitz5:01 PMHi folks! Rodrigo Araya5:01 PMHi, Laura! garth_johnson5:01 PMTelegram from Mr. Benny1934-12-27_-_doc_-_source_catalog_-_telegram_jack_to_john_mitchell_mgr_genessee_theater.jpg  Laura Leibowitz5:01 PMHi Rodrigo! Tom V.5:01 PMGood

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Chat December 13, 2020

kathy_fuller_seeley4:54 PMwell, looks I am the first one here, jello everbody! Rodrigo Araya4:57 PMHello, Mr. Benny! This is Rodchester! Laura Leibowitz4:58 PMHi folks! kathy_fuller_seeley4:58 PMHowdy, Roch? What’s hangin’? garth_johnson4:58 PMHello, cash customers … this is Jack Benny … Jack as in MULE and Benny as inBENNY FRANKLIN … the man that put a wisecrack in

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Chat December 6, 2020

Laura Leibowitz4:59 PMHi folks! garth_johnson4:59 PMAnd now, ladies and gentlemen, for the biggest event in our Canada Dry series… thegreatest accomplishment since the history of the radio… The Monthy IJBFC  Chat!111 Laura Leibowitz4:59 PMLOL Nancy A. Acosta4:59 PMHi again  Rodrigo Araya4:59 PMHello, folks! Osa Buchner4:59 PMOsa from Chicago here Tom V.4:59 PMGood evening everyone! garth_johnson4:59

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Chat November 29, 2020

garth_johnson4:55 PMHello… hello… hello, there George… hello, Ethel, how are you tonight?…hello,Kvetch!… Hello Laura … Pardon me just a moment, ladies and gentlemen… Say, were there any messages forme today? … mail, phone calls or anything? Laura Leibowitz4:57 PMYeah, your dentist and your hairdresser both called.  Same message.  You can pick them up Tuesday. kathy_fuller_seeley4:58

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Chat November 22, 2020

Rodrigo Araya  4:52 PMMa! He’s kissin’ Ma! He’s kissin’ Ma! He’s kissin’ Ma! He’s kissin’ Ma! He’s kissin’ Ma! HOLD IT!  kathy_fuller_seeley  4:52 PMHello anybody Rodrigo Araya  4:53 PMLet me Allenize my voice first… kathy_fuller_seeley  4:53 PMhaha Rodrigo Araya  4:53 PMThank you, thank you and good ev’nin, ladies an’ gentlemen… 4:54Say, Jimmy, did you listen to Benny on Sunday night? kathy_fuller_seeley  4:54 PMhow is your November going

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Chat November 15, 2020

Rodrigo Araya  4:56 PM Hello, anybody.  Neil Ottenstein  4:56 PM Hello Rodrigo garth_johnson  4:57 PM Ladies and gentlemen, before we take you to the studio where George Olsen, Ethel Shutta, and Jack Benny are waiting to entertain you, I want to inform you the Laura will not be joining us tonight. Rodrigo Araya  4:57 PM Have any of you saw the drawing

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Chat November 8, 2020

Rodrigo Araya  4:59 PMIf the “Texaco Star Theatre” was done today:PORTLAND: Hello, Mr. Allen! Hello, Kenny! Hello, Mr. Wall…FRED: Oh, Portland! Jimmy’s got amnesia. Maybe the election had something to do with it… In fact, what happened on Saturday reminded me of an incident Benny had several years ago…JIMMY: Do you mean Ben Bernie?FRED: No, Sergei.

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Chat November 1, 2020

Rodrigo Araya  3:43 PM Hi, Laura. garth_johnson  4:03 PM Rodrigo Araya  4:06 PM I know you guys had your clocks turned back one hour, so cut that out! 4:06 Play something, Phil! Yes, Mr. Legree… 4:07 To think some listened to Jack at 3 in the afternoon instead of 4… garth_johnson  4:09 PM can’t quickly find something appropriate by

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Chat October 24, 2020

chat October 25, 2020 Rodrigo Araya  4:36 PMAre you there, Garth? 4:36I know it’s a bit early. 4:37I have a little question for you:I was just listening to Dennis’ farewell show and there are a couple of jokes about visitors to British Columbia having to wait five days before being able to consume alcohol. Was there such a

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Chat October 4th, 2020

Nancy A. Acosta4:51 PMHello ^^)v Rodrigo Araya4:52 PMJell-o there!Ring the bell for Pall Mall!DING-DONG!The Dennis Day Program featuring Phil Sinatra and Dinah Livingstone, George Bernard Shaw and yours’ truly, the pickle in the middle!14:53A few minutes remain before the chat begins. kathy_fuller_seeley4:53 PMhaha Rodrigo, you are rarin’4:53to go! Rodrigo Araya4:54 PMRaring to go like General

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chat October 11, 2020

New kathy_fuller_seeley4:59 PMjell-o, anybody Rodrigo Araya4:59 PMHi, Kathy. kathy_fuller_seeley4:59 PMHello Rodrigo, how is October treating you? Rodrigo Araya4:59 PMWell… at least I don’t have to look for a replacement singer… kathy_fuller_seeley4:59 PMhaha well, that is something! garth_johnson5:00 PMHere we are again, happy as can be, all good friends in Jolly Good Company! Rodrigo Araya5:00 PMTrying

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chat October 18, 2020

garth_johnson5:00 PMSaida everybody! Saida.And for those of you that haven’t been to Cairo in 1943, that means “Good Day”, not “your laundry won’t be back for 5 days!” Doug Kiser5:01 PMHello! Rodrigo Araya5:02 PMRemember last week I reflected on the lack of fiction content in comedy podcasts and wondered about the parodies Jack would do

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