The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965)
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George Gobel/Red Skelton Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | Episode aired 21 October 1956
Jack runs for president of a boy's club located in a neighbor's basement. In true political fashion, he's bribing voters with lollipops. But will he win. After all, he's up against fellow ... See full summary »
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Episode credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Jack Benny
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester Van Jones
Don Wilson ... Don Wilson
Dennis Day ... Dennis Day
Mary Livingstone ... Mary Livingstone
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosemarie Ace Rosemarie Ace
Gary Allen Gary Allen
Ronald Anton Ronald Anton
George Gobel ... Himself
Scotty Morrow
Barbara Pepper
Dennis Pepper Dennis Pepper
Red Skelton ... Himself
Mel Stevens Mel Stevens
Stephen Wootton Stephen Wootton ... (as Stevie Wooten)
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Jack runs for president of a boy's club located in a neighbor's basement. In true political fashion, he's bribing voters with lollipops. But will he win. After all, he's up against fellow comedian George Gobel. Then there's that last minute walk-on entry. Laughs ahead. Written by dougdoepke

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English

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21 October 1956 (USA) See more »

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J&M Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Jack Runs For President
2 March 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Jack's running for president of the Beverly Hills Beaver Club. He's got a campaign manager and even lollipops he passes out to prospective voters. That's right, the club's for, you guessed it, young boys. But will Jack win. After all, he's up against another big vote getter of the time, George Gobel. Together they campaign in the clubhouse—actually a basement where wash is hung out to dry.

It's a laugh-filled ridiculous entry from that master of the deadpan— in fact, was there ever a comedian who got more laughs from simply reacting wordlessly. I guess that made things easier for his writers. Anyway, he gets ample opportunity as the embarrassments keep coming. Gobel had a meteoric career that soon leveled out. Here, he's near his popular peak. The entry also capitalizes on the presidential election then only a week away. For younger folks, Eisenhower trounced Stevenson to easily win a second term. All in all, it's a solid series entry. Meanwhile, I'm headed back to school. So catch the episode and find out why.


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