Who's that bear? And what's he doing in Jack Benny's basement? It's the famous Carmichael - guarding the vault and getting laughs!
Dish up the Jell-O for Mary Livingston, Phil Harris, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, and Don Wilson in twenty classic prewar episodes -- and be sure to leave a plate for you-know-who downstairs!
Includes a Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.
Love Finds Annie Hardy 02-12-39; Carmichael, The Polar Bear 02-19-39; Jesse James (Part One) 02-26-39; Jesse James (Part Two) 03-05-39; Carmichael Is Sick 03-12-39; Jack Has A Cold 03-19-39; April Fool's Gags 04-02-39; Phil Shoots The Movie 'Man About Town' Behind Jack's Back 04-16-39; 7th Anniversary On The Radio 04-30-39; Gunga Din 05-14-39; More Gunga Din 05-21-39; Father's Day Show 06-18-39; Introducing Dennis Day 10-08-39; Dennis' Mother Interferes With The Show 10-15-39; Ostrich For Thanksgiving Dinner 11-19-39; Gladys Zybisco Disappoints Jack On New Year's Eve 12-31-39; Jack Calls Gladys 01-21-40; Buck Benny At The Paramount Theater 04-28-40; Jack Waits To See A Movie Director 11-17-40; The Sponsor Likes Herbert Marshall 02-09-41
10 CDs - Approx. 10 Hours
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Jack Benny is one of the best comedians of all time- still brings me a lot of laughs
Just finished listening to "Jack Benny - A Man And His Bear" released by Radio Spirits. What makes Jack Benny a pioneering comedian that continues to entertain generations decades after his passing was his ability and willingness to embrace change and run with the most silliest of surreal situations - such as the unexpected gift he received of Carmichael, his pet polar bear. And who else would confuse an ostrich as a Thanksgiving Day Turkey, and adopt it to his growing pet menagerie. "Jack Benny - A Man And His Bear" collects the initial radio programs from 1939 through 1941 that introduced Carmichael and Trudy to the general listening public. It also contains the episodes that originally introduced Dennis Day and his mother - one of the few characters who was capable of intimidating Jack. Jack and his crew excelled at bring the most absurd predicaments to life. My favorite episodes in this collection are: "Carmichael, The Polar Bear," "Carmichael Is Sick," "Ostrich For Thanksgiving Dinner," "Buck Benny At The Paramount Theater," "7th Anniversary On The Radio," "April Fool's Gags," "Jack Has A Cold," and "The Sponsor Likes Herbert Marshall. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! TEN STARS!
I've always loved hearing the episodes of Jack Benny that gave Carmichael the Polar Bear a chance to appear. Now I have them all in one set. Listening right now!