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Episode List



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.
9 Oct. 1962
The Phil Silvers Show
Jack recalls the first time he encountered the devious Phil Silvers.
16 Oct. 1962
Air Force Sketch
Raymond Burr wants to be a comedian, so Jack allows him to host the show.
23 Oct. 1962
The Lawrence Welk Show
Jack praises Mr. Welk but insists anyone (in particular himself) can lead an orchestra-the results of his attempt to do so are classic.Later,he browbeats Lawrence into orchestrating his song "When you appologize I'll come back to you" A.K.A. "When the swallows return to Capistrano" which ends up as a polka!
30 Oct. 1962
The Story of My Gang Comedy
Darla Hood sings a song and appears in a sketch spoofing the Our Gang series.
13 Nov. 1962
Jack Plays Tarzan
Carol Burnett plays Jane to Jack's Tarzan. She also sings The Trolley Song.
27 Nov. 1962
Jack Meets Japanese Agent
After a run in with a crabby cameraman, Jack introduces a young Japanese girl singer, Romi Yamada. He expresses his interest in having her do a further show, but her agent drives a hard bargain, and recalls Jack's appearance on an Ed Sullivan-like show in Tokio, where Jack inserted himself into a rock-and-roll children's group.
4 Dec. 1962
The Bob Hope Show
Jack and Bob do a skit about the time they auditioned their vaudeville act.
11 Dec. 1962
The Story of Jack Referees Wrestling Match
Several star's wives are planning a charity benefit in Beverley Hills, trying hard not to invite Jack, but he insinuates himself, unasked, into the event. He wanted to play his violin, but the only spot open is to referee a championship wrestling match, which he takes, but bungles it up so he gets involved in the wrestling, too.
18 Dec. 1962
Jack and the Crying Cab Driver
Jack's attempt to fly to New York City is frustrated by a cabdriver who can't bear to say goodbye to his passengers, surreal airport announcements, and a sarcastic ticket agent
25 Dec. 1962
The Story of the New Talent Show
In Jack's talent show, the first contestant is Mr. Finque,(Blanc) who impersonates dogs and a British horse. Don Wilson and "son" Harlow do another impersonation, this time of Ted Lewis in his "Me and My Shadow" routine. The "Renaldi brothers" do a bullet dodging act that ends badly. Jack's fan club of old ladies from Pasedena form an amateur orchestra.

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