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The Jack Benny Program – Jack Gets Robbed (November 30, 1952

Jack Benny’s Monologue

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Wikipedia: 
Jack Benny was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly, and claiming to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.

 

Benny was known for his comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major influence on the sitcom genre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Benny

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The Jack Benny Program – Jack Gets Robbed (November 30, 1952)

Hint: It helps to know that:

Prologue

Jack Bettenu, 1952 N.B. President-elect Eisenhower will take the oath of office on January 20, 1960.
The words “JANUARY 20, 1960:” are repeated frequently in several comedy scenes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Margaret Truman is an imposter.

 

The real Margaret Truman Wikipedia

In November 1951, Margaret Truman, the only daughter of then President Harry S Truman and Bess Truman, was 27 years old. She was more famous than Ivanka Trump because she was an only child. Everyone who watched the program knew Margaret Truman was not eight years old. Jack Bennccy thought it would be more amusing if she were eight, so he hired a very talented imposter.

Margaret Truman

was an American classical soprano, actress, journalist, radio and television personality, writer, and New York socialite. The only child of President Harry S. Truman and First Lady Bess Truman, she was “a witty, hard-working Midwestern girl with singing talent who was neither particularly pretty nor terribly plain.”