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Jack proposes recording a lucrative comedy album with Bob Hope, upon finding out how worthless his investments are: as chief stockholder of a harpoon company, Jack gets dubbed Schnook of the South. Fretting that he won't be able to counter Hope's hilarious ad libs, Jack orders his writers to give him all the laughs, but Old Ski Nose is too slick to fall for that.

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    • Author: Oghmaghma
    After some bad investments cost him over $200, spendthrift Jack assigns writers Mel Blanc and Robert Ball to create a script for a comedy record album he hopes to tape with fellow comedian Bob Hope. The comic legends (correctly) assume a Hope & Benny LP album would make them each a lot of money. After Bob agrees to the proposal, Jack goes over the script with secretary Maudie Prickett (as Miss Gordon), who notices Jack has taken all the funny lines. Of course, Bob plans to steal the jokes back. Jack's winning weekly formula works marvelously for his guest star, who might have considered a similar series. Hope and Benny are in top form, playing off their comic personas with hilarious off-the cuff expertise. This episode is a gem for the relatively underutilized duo.

    ********* Jack Makes a Comedy Record (10/23/64) Norman Abbott ~ Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Maudie Prickett, Mel Blanc
  • Episode credited cast:
    Jack Benny Jack Benny - Jack Benny
    Bob Hope Bob Hope - Bob Hope
    Mel Blanc Mel Blanc - Mel, 1st Writer
    Maudie Prickett Maudie Prickett - Miss Gordon, Secretary
    Peter Leeds Peter Leeds - Dick Reilly - Producer
    Robert Ball Robert Ball - Bobby, 2nd Writer
    Lois Corbett Lois Corbett - Lois Wilson (as Lois Corbet)
    Jacque Shelton Jacque Shelton - The Engineer
    Scott Elliott Scott Elliott - The Butler
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Don Wilson Don Wilson - Don Wilson (voice)
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