List of The Jack Benny Program episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television version of The Jack Benny Program, as opposed to the radio program of the same name.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended: Network
1 4 October 10, 1950 (1950-10-10) May 5, 1951 (1951-05-05) CBS
2 6 November 11, 1951 (1951-11-11) June 6, 1952 (1952-06-06)
3 8 October 10, 1952 (1952-10-10) May 5, 1953 (1953-05-05)
4 13 September 9, 1953 (1953-09-09) May 5, 1954 (1954-05-05)
5 16 October 10, 1954 (1954-10-10) May 5, 1955 (1955-05-05)
6 16 September 9, 1955 (1955-09-09) April 4, 1956 (1956-04-04)
7 16 September 9, 1956 (1956-09-09) April 4, 1957 (1957-04-04)
8 16 September 9, 1957 (1957-09-09) April 4, 1958 (1958-04-04)
9 15 September 9, 1958 (1958-09-09) April 4, 1959 (1959-04-04)
10 15 October 10, 1959 (1959-10-10) May 5, 1960 (1960-05-05)
11 26 October 10, 1960 (1960-10-10) April 4, 1961 (1961-04-04)
12 26 October 10, 1961 (1961-10-10) April 4, 1962 (1962-04-04)
13 27 September 9, 1962 (1962-09-09) April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04)
14 28 September 9, 1963 (1963-09-09) April 4, 1964 (1964-04-04)
15 28 September 9, 1964 (1964-09-09) April 4, 1965 (1965-04-04) NBC

Episodes[edit]

  • = Overall episode number
  • Ep = Episode number by season

Season 1: 1950–51[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
1 1 "Premiere Show" 28 October 1950 (1950-10-28)
2 2 "Faye Emerson and Frank Sinatra Show" 28 January 1951 (1951-01-28)
3 3 "Claudette Colbert and Basil Rathbone Show" 1 April 1951 (1951-04-01)
4 4 "Ben Hogan Show" 20 May 1951 (1951-05-20)

Season 2: 1951–52[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
5 1 "Dorothy Shay" 4 November 1951 (1951-11-04)
6 2 "Helene Francois Show" 16 December 1951 (1951-12-16)
7 3 "Gaslight" 7 January 1952 (1952-01-07)
8 4 "Gracie Bit" 9 March 1952 (1952-03-09)
9 5 "Isaac Stern Show" 20 April 1952 (1952-04-20)
10 6 "Jack Prepares for a Trip to England" 1 June 1952 (1952-06-01)

Season 3: 1952–53[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
11 1 "Bob Crosby's Contract" 5 October 1952 (1952-10-05)
12 2 "Buck Benny Rides Again" 2 November 1952 (1952-11-02)
13 3 "Jack Gets Robbed" 30 November 1952 (1952-11-30)
14 4 "Cafe Skit" 28 December 1952 (1952-12-28)
15 5 "60 Piece Orchestra Skit" 25 January 1953 (1953-01-25)
16 6 "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" 22 March 1953 (1953-03-22)
17 7 "Fred Allen Show" 19 April 1953 (1953-04-19)
18 8 "Visit to the Vault" 17 May 1953 (1953-05-17)

Season 4: 1953–54[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
19 1 "Honolulu Trip" 13 September 1953 (1953-09-13)
20 2 "Jack as a Child" 4 October 1953 (1953-10-04)
21 3 "Humphrey Bogart Show" 25 October 1953 (1953-10-25)
22 4 "Johnny Ray Show" 15 November 1953 (1953-11-15)
23 5 "Irene Dunne Show" 6 December 1953 (1953-12-06)
24 6 "Reminiscing About Last New Year's" 27 December 1953 (1953-12-27)
25 7 "Liberace Show" 17 January 1954 (1954-01-17)
26 8 "Jack Dreams He's Married to Mary" 7 February 1954 (1954-02-07)
27 9 "Helen Hayes Show" 28 February 1954 (1954-02-28)
28 10 "Goldie, Fields and Glide" 21 March 1954 (1954-03-21)
29 11 "Burns and Allen Show" 11 April 1954 (1954-04-11)
30 12 "David Niven Show" 2 May 1954 (1954-05-02)
31 13 "Road to Nairobi" 23 May 1954 (1954-05-23)

Season 5: 1954–55[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
32 1 "Entire Cast Show" 3 October 1954 (1954-10-03)
33 2 "Jam Session at Jack's" 17 October 1954 (1954-10-17)
34 3 "How Jack Found Mary" 31 October 1954 (1954-10-31)
35 4 "The Giant Mutiny" 14 November 1954 (1954-11-14)
36 5 "The Life of Jack Benny" 28 November 1954 (1954-11-28)
37 6 "Jack Does Christmas Shopping Show" 12 December 1954 (1954-12-12)
38 7 "San Diego Naval Training Center Show" 26 December 1954 (1954-12-26)
39 8 "Bedroom Burglar" 9 January 1955 (1955-01-09)
40 9 "Jack and Gisele MacKenzie's Violin Duet" 23 January 1955 (1955-01-23)
41 10 "Four O'Clock in the Morning Show" 6 February 1955 (1955-02-06)
42 11 "Jack's Lunch Counter" 20 February 1955 (1955-02-20)
43 12 "Jack Takes Beavers to the Fair" 6 March 1955 (1955-03-06)
44 13 "Gary Crosby Show" 20 March 1955 (1955-03-20)
45 14 "You Bet Your Life" 3 April 1955 (1955-04-03)
46 15 "Preparing for New York Trip" 17 April 1955 (1955-04-17)
47 16 "Jackie Gleason Show" 1 May 1955 (1955-05-01)

Season 6: 1955–56[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
48 1 "Jack Goes to Dennis' House" 25 September 1955 (1955-09-25)
49 2 "Massage and Date with Gertrude" 9 October 1955 (1955-10-09)
50 3 "Peggy King and Art Linkletter" 23 October 1955 (1955-10-23)
51 4 "Isaac Stern Boosts Jack's Morale" 6 November 1955 (1955-11-06)
52 5 "Jack Gives Johnny Carson Advice" 20 November 1955 (1955-11-20)
53 6 "Jack Hunts for Uranium" 4 December 1955 (1955-12-04)
54 7 "Frances and Edgar Bergen" 18 December 1955 (1955-12-18)
55 8 "New Year's Day Show" 1 January 1956 (1956-01-01)
56 9 "Don Invites Gang to Dinner" 15 January 1956 (1956-01-15)
57 10 "How Jack Met Rochester" 29 January 1956 (1956-01-29)
58 11 "William Holden / Frances Bergen Show" 12 February 1956 (1956-02-12)
59 12 "Rochester Sleeps Through Jack's Show" 26 February 1956 (1956-02-26)
60 13 "Jack Drives to Palm Springs" 11 March 1956 (1956-03-11)
61 14 "Jack Opens Beverly Hills Office" 25 March 1956 (1956-03-25)
62 15 "Gisele MacKenzie Show" 8 April 1956 (1956-04-08)
63 16 "Jack Tries to Get a Passport" 22 April 1956 (1956-04-22)

Season 7: 1956–57[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
64 1 "Alfred Wallenstein Show" 23 September 1956 (1956-09-23)
65 2 "George Burns / Spike Jones Show" 7 October 1956 (1956-10-07)
66 3 "George Gobel / Red Skelton Show" 21 October 1956 (1956-10-21)
67 4 "Jack Is Invited to the Ronald Colmans" 4 November 1956 (1956-11-04)
68 5 "Jack's Maxwell Is Stolen" 18 November 1956 (1956-11-18)
69 6 "Jack Locked in the Tower of London" 2 December 1956 (1956-12-02)
70 7 "The Mikado" 16 December 1956 (1956-12-16)
71 8 "Talent Show" 30 December 1956 (1956-12-30)
72 9 "Jack and Mary in Rome" 13 January 1957 (1957-01-13)
73 10 "The Fiddler" 27 January 1957 (1957-01-27)
74 11 "Goodwin Knight / George Jessel Show" 10 February 1957 (1957-02-10)
75 12 "Hope and Benny in Agent's Office" 24 February 1957 (1957-02-24)
76 13 "Jack Falls Into a Canal in Venice" 10 March 1957 (1957-03-10)
77 14 "Jack in Paris" 24 March 1957 (1957-03-24)
78 15 "Mary's May Company Reunion" 7 April 1957 (1957-04-07)
79 16 "Visit from the IRS" 21 April 1957 (1957-04-21)

Season 8: 1957–58[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
80 1 "First Show of the Season" 22 September 1957 (1957-09-22)
81 2 "The Airport" 6 October 1957 (1957-10-06)
82 3 "Hal March Show" 20 October 1957 (1957-10-20)
83 4 "Ginger Rogers Show" 3 November 1957 (1957-11-03)
84 5 "John Forsythe Show" 17 November 1957 (1957-11-17)
85 6 "Jack's Life Story" 1 December 1957 (1957-12-01)
86 7 "Christmas Shopping Show" 15 December 1957 (1957-12-15)
87 8 "Jack Goes to the Rose Bowl" 29 December 1957 (1957-12-29)
88 9 "Jack Takes a Beaver to the Dentist" 12 January 1958 (1958-01-12)
89 10 "Honeymooners Show" 26 January 1958 (1958-01-26)
90 11 "Jack at the Races" 9 February 1958 (1958-02-09)
91 12 "Violin Competition with Gisele MacKenzie" 23 February 1958 (1958-02-23)
92 13 "Academy Awards" 9 March 1958 (1958-03-09)
93 14 "Railroad Station Show" 23 March 1958 (1958-03-23)
94 15 "Ronnie Burns Show" 6 April 1958 (1958-04-06)
95 16 "Hillbilly Act" 20 April 1958 (1958-04-20)

Season 9: 1958–59[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
96 1 "Gary Cooper Show" 21 September 1958 (1958-09-21)
97 2 "Phil Harris Show" 5 October 1958 (1958-10-05)
98 3 "The Millionaire" 19 October 1958 (1958-10-19)
99 4 "Stars' Wives Show" 2 November 1958 (1958-11-02)
100 5 "Bachelor TV Lives" 16 November 1958 (1958-11-16)
101 6 "Jack Goes to the Doctor" 30 November 1958 (1958-11-30)
102 7 "Jack and Gisele MacKenzie" 14 December 1958 (1958-12-14)
103 8 "Christmas Gift Exchange" 28 December 1958 (1958-12-28)
104 9 "Autolight" 11 January 1959 (1959-01-11)
105 10 "Ernie Kovacs Show" 25 January 1959 (1959-01-25)
106 11 "Jack Goes to a Nightclub" 8 February 1959 (1959-02-08)
107 12 "Airport Sketch" 22 February 1959 (1959-02-22)
108 13 "Panel Discussion Show" 8 March 1959 (1959-03-08)
109 14 "Edgar Bergen Show" 22 March 1959 (1959-03-22)
110 15 "Ed Sullivan / Genevieve Show" 5 April 1959 (1959-04-05)

Season 10: 1959–60[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
111 1 "The Jack Benny Program 30 Years in the Future" 4 October 1959 (1959-10-04)
112 2 "Harry Truman Show" 18 October 1959 (1959-10-18)
113 3 "Jack Webb Show" 1 November 1959 (1959-11-01)
114 4 "Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stewart Show" 15 November 1959 (1959-11-15)
115 5 "Jack Paar Show" 29 November 1959 (1959-11-29)
116 6 "Jack Goes to a Pasadena Fan Club Meeting" 13 December 1959 (1959-12-13)
117 7 "George Burns Show" 27 December 1959 (1959-12-27)
118 8 "Ben Blue Show" 10 January 1960 (1960-01-10)
119 9 "Maurice Gosfield / Amateur Show" 24 January 1960 (1960-01-24)
120 10 "George Gobel Show" 7 February 1960 (1960-02-07)
121 11 "Jack Is Arrested" 21 February 1960 (1960-02-21)
122 12 "Natalie Wood / Robert Wagner Show" 6 March 1960 (1960-03-06)
123 13 "Slogan Contest" 3 April 1960 (1960-04-03)
124 14 "Easter Show" 17 April 1960 (1960-04-17)
125 15 "Final Show of the Season" 1 May 1960 (1960-05-01)

Season 11: 1960–61[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
126 1 "Nightbeat Takeoff" 16 October 1960 (1960-10-16)
127 2 "Dick Clark Show" 23 October 1960 (1960-10-23)
128 3 "Milton Berle Show" 30 October 1960 (1960-10-30)
129 4 "Hong Kong Suit" 6 November 1960 (1960-11-06)
130 5 "John Wayne Show" 20 November 1960 (1960-11-20)
131 6 "Joey Bishop Show" 27 November 1960 (1960-11-27)
132 7 "Lunch Counter Murder" 4 December 1960 (1960-12-04)
133 8 "Jack Goes to a Concert" 11 December 1960 (1960-12-11)
134 9 "Jack Goes Christmas Shopping" 18 December 1960 (1960-12-18)
135 10 "Amateur Show" 25 December 1960 (1960-12-25)
136 11 "Jack Casting for Television Special" 1 January 1961 (1961-01-01)
137 12 "Jack Goes to the Vault" 8 January 1961 (1961-01-08)
138 13 "Don's 27th Anniversary with Jack" 15 January 1961 (1961-01-15)
139 14 "Jack at the Supermarket" 22 January 1961 (1961-01-22)
140 15 "Jack Is Hypnotized" 29 January 1961 (1961-01-29)
141 16 "Jack Goes to a Gym" 5 February 1961 (1961-02-05)
142 17 "Death Row Sketch" 12 February 1961 (1961-02-12)
143 18 "Musicale" 19 February 1961 (1961-02-19)
144 19 "Jack Becomes a Surgeon" 26 February 1961 (1961-02-26)
145 20 "Detective Story" 5 March 1961 (1961-03-05)
146 21 "Children's Version of the Show" 12 March 1961 (1961-03-12)
147 22 "Jack Goes to Las Vegas" 19 March 1961 (1961-03-19)
148 23 "Dance Contest" 26 March 1961 (1961-03-26)
149 24 "Variety Show" 2 April 1961 (1961-04-02)
150 25 "Main Street Shelter" 9 April 1961 (1961-04-09)
151 26 "English Sketch" 16 April 1961 (1961-04-16)

Season 12: 1961–62[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
152 1 "Season Premiere" 15 October 1961 (1961-10-15)
153 2 "Waukegan Show" 22 October 1961 (1961-10-22)
154 3 "Jack on Trial for Murder" 5 November 1961 (1961-11-05)
155 4 "Jack Takes the Stewarts to a Play" 12 November 1961 (1961-11-12)
156 5 "Tennessee Ernie Ford Show" 19 November 1961 (1961-11-19)
157 6 "Jack Plays Golf" 26 November 1961 (1961-11-26)
158 7 "Jack Is Followed Home" 3 December 1961 (1961-12-03)
159 8 "Jack Goes to the Cafeteria" 10 December 1961 (1961-12-10)
160 9 "Jack Writes a Song" 17 December 1961 (1961-12-17)
161 10 "Christmas Party" 24 December 1961 (1961-12-24)
162 11 "New Year's Eve" 31 December 1961 (1961-12-31)
163 12 "Jack Does Opera" 7 January 1962 (1962-01-07)
164 13 "Dennis Day's Surprise Birthday Party" 14 January 1962 (1962-01-14)
165 14 "Jack Gets a Passport" 21 January 1962 (1962-01-21)
166 15 "How Jack Met Rochester" 28 January 1962 (1962-01-28)
167 16 "Police Station Show" 4 February 1962 (1962-02-04)
168 17 "Ghost Town Western" 11 February 1962 (1962-02-11)
169 18 "Rock Hudson Show" 18 February 1962 (1962-02-18)
170 19 "Julie London Show" 4 March 1962 (1962-03-04)
171 20 "Alexander Hamilton Show" 11 March 1962 (1962-03-11)
172 21 "Shari Lewis Show" 18 March 1962 (1962-03-18)
173 22 "Crazy Airport" 25 March 1962 (1962-03-25)
174 23 "Jack Goes Back Into Pictures" 1 April 1962 (1962-04-01)
175 24 "Jack Is a Violin Teacher" 8 April 1962 (1962-04-08)
176 25 "Modern Prison Sketch" 15 April 1962 (1962-04-15)
177 26 "Jack Takes in a Boarder" 22 April 1962 (1962-04-22)

Season 13: 1962–63[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
178 1 "Sammy Davis, Jr. Show" 25 September 1962 (1962-09-25)
179 2 "Frank Sinatra, Jr. Show" 2 October 1962 (1962-10-02)
180 3 "Phil Silvers Show" 9 October 1962 (1962-10-09)
181 4 "Air Force Sketch" 16 October 1962 (1962-10-16)
182 5 "Lawrence Welk Show" 23 October 1962 (1962-10-23)
183 6 "My Gang Comedy" 30 October 1962 (1962-10-30)
184 7 "Jack Plays Tarzan" 13 November 1962 (1962-11-13)
185 8 "Jack Gives a Dinner Party" 20 November 1962 (1962-11-20)
186 9 "Jack Meets a Japanese Agent" 27 November 1962 (1962-11-27)
187 10 "Jack and Bob Hope in Vaudeville" 4 December 1962 (1962-12-04)
188 11 "Jack Referees a Wrestling Match" 11 December 1962 (1962-12-11)
189 12 "Jack and the Crying Cab Driver" 18 December 1962 (1962-12-18)
190 13 "The Story of the New Talent Show" 25 December 1962 (1962-12-25)
191 14 "Jack Attends the Rose Bowl" 1 January 1963 (1963-01-01)
192 15 "Jack Meets Max Bygraves" 8 January 1963 (1963-01-08)
193 16 "Twilight Zone Sketch" 15 January 1963 (1963-01-15)
194 17 "Peter Lorre / Joanie Sommers Show" 22 January 1963 (1963-01-22)
? ? "The Murder of Clayton Worthington" 29 January 1963 (1963-01-29)
195 18 "Jack Rents His House" 5 February 1963 (1963-02-05)
196 19 "Spanish Sketch" 12 February 1963 (1963-02-12)
197 20 "Connie Francis Show" 19 February 1963 (1963-02-19)
198 21 "Jack Does the U.S.O. Show" 26 February 1963 (1963-02-26)
199 22 "Frankie Avalon Show" 5 March 1963 (1963-03-05)
200 23 "Jack Is Kidnapped" 12 March 1963 (1963-03-12)
201 24 "Jack Fires Don" 19 March 1963 (1963-03-19)
202 25 "The Mikado" 26 March 1963 (1963-03-26)
203 26 "A Dummy Replaces Jack" 2 April 1963 (1963-04-02)
204 27 "Jack Answers Request Letters" 9 April 1963 (1963-04-09)

Season 14: 1963–64[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
205 1 "Billy Graham Show" 24 September 1963 (1963-09-24)
206 2 "Robert Goulet Show" 1 October 1963 (1963-10-01)
207 3 "Riverboat Sketch" 8 October 1963 (1963-10-08)
208 4 "Tall Cowboy Sketch" 15 October 1963 (1963-10-15)
209 5 "Johnny Carson Show" 22 October 1963 (1963-10-22)
210 6 "Jack Directs a Film" 29 October 1963 (1963-10-29)
211 7 "Ed Sullivan Show" 5 November 1963 (1963-11-05)
212 8 "Robinson Crusoe Sketch" 19 November 1963 (1963-11-19)
213 9 "Jack Takes a Boat to Hawaii" 26 November 1963 (1963-11-26)
214 10 "Dennis Drives Jack to the Hospital" 3 December 1963 (1963-12-03)
215 11 "Three Musketeers Sketch" 10 December 1963 (1963-12-10)
216 12 "George Jessel / Amateur Show" 24 December 1963 (1963-12-24)
217 13 "Jack Alone on New Year's Eve" 31 December 1963 (1963-12-31)
218 14 "How Jack Met George Burns" 7 January 1964 (1964-01-07)
219 15 "Peter, Paul and Mary Show" 14 January 1964 (1964-01-14)
220 16 "Nat King Cole Show" 21 January 1964 (1964-01-21)
221 17 "Bobby Darin Show" 28 January 1964 (1964-01-28)
222 18 "Don Breaks His Leg" 4 February 1964 (1964-02-04)
223 19 "How Jack Found Dennis" 11 February 1964 (1964-02-11)
224 20 "The Final LeBlanc Sketch" 18 February 1964 (1964-02-18)
225 21 "Jack and Dennis Do Impersonations" 25 February 1964 (1964-02-25)
226 22 "Jack Redecorates His House" 3 March 1964 (1964-03-03)
227 23 "Jack Is a Boxing Manager" 17 March 1964 (1964-03-17)
228 24 "Jack Renews His Driver's License" 24 March 1964 (1964-03-24)
229 25 "The Lettermen Show" 31 March 1964 (1964-03-31)
230 26 "Jack Goes to an Allergy Doctor" 7 April 1964 (1964-04-07)
231 27 "Harlow Gets a Date" 14 April 1964 (1964-04-14)
232 28 "I Am the Fiddler" 21 April 1964 (1964-04-21)

Season 15: 1964–65[edit]

Ep Title Original air date
233 1 "NBC Premiere" 25 September 1964 (1964-09-25)
234 2 "Lucille Ball Show" 2 October 1964 (1964-10-02)
235 3 "Andy Williams Show" 9 October 1964 (1964-10-09)
236 4 "Income Tax Show" 16 October 1964 (1964-10-16)
237 5 "Jack Makes a Comedy Record" 23 October 1964 (1964-10-23)
238 6 "Hillbilly Sketch" 30 October 1964 (1964-10-30)
239 7 "Jungle Sketch" 6 November 1964 (1964-11-06)
240 8 "Jack Loses a Raffle" 13 November 1964 (1964-11-13)
241 9 "The Cat Burglar" 20 November 1964 (1964-11-20)
242 10 "Jack Hires a Cook" 27 November 1964 (1964-11-27)
243 11 "Wayne Newton / Louis Nye Show" 4 December 1964 (1964-12-04)
244 12 "Jack Has a Sick Alligator" 11 December 1964 (1964-12-11)
245 13 "Amateur Night" 18 December 1964 (1964-12-18)
246 14 "One Man Show" 25 December 1964 (1964-12-25)
247 15 "Jack Jones Show" 8 January 1965 (1965-01-08)
248 16 "Jack Adopts a Son" 22 January 1965 (1965-01-22)
249 17 "Kingston Trio Show" 29 January 1965 (1965-01-29)
250 18 "Jack Visits House of Monkeys" 5 February 1965 (1965-02-05)
251 19 "The Stradivarius Story" 12 February 1965 (1965-02-12)
252 20 "Jack Joins Acrobats" 19 February 1965 (1965-02-19)
253 21 "Rainy Day in Palm Springs" 26 February 1965 (1965-02-26)
254 22 "Jack Brings Ed Up from the Vault" 5 March 1965 (1965-03-05)
255 23 "Jack Finds a Double" 12 March 1965 (1965-03-12)
256 25 "Jack's Navy Buddy Returns" 19 March 1965 (1965-03-19)
257 25 "Dennis Opens a Bank Account" 26 March 1965 (1965-03-26)
258 26 "Jack Appears on a Panel Show" 2 April 1965 (1965-04-02)
259 27 "Jack Has Dog Trouble" 9 April 1965 (1965-04-09)
260 28 "Smothers Brothers Show" 16 April 1965 (1965-04-16)

References[edit]