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Season 12

5 Nov. 1961
Jack on Trial for Murder
Jack goes on trial for murder, defended by superstar lawyer Perry Mason (Raymond Burr). The women in the courtroom swoon over Perry, but his defense of Jack is feeble. When Jack asks how Perry always wins on his own show, Perry Mason sneers "because my writers are better than yours !"
 
12 Nov. 1961
Jack Takes the Stewarts to a Play
Jack has four tickets to a new play. He and his new girlfriend were originally going to go with Don Wilson and his wife, but Don called to cancel. Jack's girlfriend gets him to call and invite Jimmy and Gloria Stewart. Jimmy accepts the invitation thinking he's talking to Jack Lemon. He and Gloria panic when they realize that it's Jack Benny instead.
 
19 Nov. 1961
Tennessee Ernie Ford Show
Tennessee Ernie Ford appears from a remote location via split screen television.
 
26 Nov. 1961
Jack Plays Golf
Jack demonstrates why he's an insufferable golf partner.
 
3 Dec. 1961
Jack Followed Home
Inside the studio, Bobby Rydell sings two songs. Outside the studio, Jack is haunted by a mysterious stalker.
 
10 Dec. 1961
Jack Goes to Cafeteria
Jack tries to wow guest songstress Jane Morgan by taking her to - a cafeteria? That's bad enough, but for Jack it's a war zone, with hostile attendants & personalized land mines at each counter awaiting their pickiest, least favorite diner. Will the hash slingers go easier on finicky Jack because he's with beautiful, blonde Jane?
 
17 Dec. 1961
Jack Writes a Song
Jack has written a song, and he asks composer Dimitri Tiomkin to write an arrangement for it.
 
24 Dec. 1961
Christmas Party
Jack and Rochester give gifts to the cast. First TV appearance of Mel Blanc following his near fatal car accident in January of 1961.
 
31 Dec. 1961
New Year's Eve
Near the end of a new year's eve interview with a female reporter, Jack tells her the tale of that same night in 1953, when his plans for the evening did not go as expected. Leaving him with no one to be with at midnight and personal regrets.
 
7 Jan. 1962
Jack Does Opera
Opera star Roberta Peters joins Jack for fun and song.
 
14 Jan. 1962
Dennis' Surprise Birthday
Jack plans to throw a surprise birthday masquerade party for Dennis Day.
 
11 Feb. 1962
Ghost Town Western Sketch
Jack and Gisele are returning from a show in Phoenix and get lost. They stumble into a café in what appears to be a Western ghost town and ask directions. While they sup on peanut butter sandwiches, the owner spins a story from the town's history, where a black-hearted villain called Tombstone Harry tries to force a beautiful saloon girl to marry him, or he'll foreclose on her mortgage. A black-garbed hero, the Cactus Kid, attempts to stop the villain.
 
18 Feb. 1962
Rock Hudson Show
Jack debates sex appeal with Rock Hudson. Jack wants to do a show like the Tonight Show.
 
4 Mar. 1962
Julie London Show
Jack is upstaged by a 12-year-old violinist and has Julie London as his guest star.
 
11 Mar. 1962
Alexander Hamilton Story
Jack imagines himself as Alexander Hamilton, the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.
 
25 Mar. 1962
Crazy Airport
In this episode, Jack becomes aware of the high cost of low cost traveling. Indeed Jack's stinginess made him opt for a cut-rate airline and ... for trouble! The pilot is crazy, the plane lands on a meadow instead of an airport, and the farmer owning the pasture end the baggage handler are pains in the neck! Of course, Jack arrives late for the show and Dennis has already taken it over!
 
1 Apr. 1962
Jack Going Back Into Pictures
Jack's all excited because he's going to make his first film in many years, directed by Billy Wilder. It's supposed to be a secret yet he calls Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons right away, and soon even the mailman and a house painter know. Dennis comes over in a raincoat that Jack talks him out of. When Wilder arrives he's not too keen on the whole movie project.
 
8 Apr. 1962
Jack Is Violin Teacher
Jack wonders how his life would have turned out, if he had never left his hometown Waukegan, Illinois. He imagines he would have been a violin teacher.
 
15 Apr. 1962
Modern Prison Sketch
Jack tries to trick Mickey Rooney into appearing for free as a guest star on his show. Jack and Mickey are in a sketch depicting a prison in the future year 1985, wherein all the prisoners are pampered.
 

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