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Short summary

Essentially a filmed radio show, a few chairs and a microphone on a stage, Jack and company re-create what was a tradition on his radio show, a skit where "Old Year" packs up and moves out and "New Year" moves in.

First New Years TV broadcast since Benny ceased production of his program on radio the previous May 22nd.


Episode cast overview:
Jack Benny Jack Benny - Jack Benny / The Old Year
Don Wilson Don Wilson - Don Wilson / Uncle Sam
Red Sanders Red Sanders - Himself - UCLA Footbal Coach
Duffy Daugherty Duffy Daugherty - Himself - Michigan State Football Coach
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet - Themselves - Singers
Lois Corbett Lois Corbett - Lois Wilson / Columbia
Mel Blanc Mel Blanc - Airplane / Mars
Charles Herbert Charles Herbert - The New Year
Gene Twambley Gene Twambley - Himself - Sound Man
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