The one compelling irony and ultimate source of humor on which Baraka's version of The Jack Benny Show is based is that the white cast members are so accustomed to their roles as witty superiors that they seem oblivious to Rochester's complete metamorphosis from docile servant to "a renegade behind the mask"--a description the origins of which may be traced to the subject of Baraka's "Poem for Willie Best" (The Dead Lecturer ).
Laughs in big fat jocular manner) The Jack Benny Show will come to you next week same time, same station.
In this sense, The Jack Benny Show features such stock characters as a humble member of the black working class, a miserly white capitalist, a deceptive white seductress, and patronizing white liberals.
And if more seasons are in the cards, a possibility no one closes the door to, "Frasier" could pull the ultimate feat and match, or even outlast, the longest-running half-hour comedy in the history of television: "The Jack Benny Show
," which aired on CBS from 1950 to 1965.
His television appearances included ``Silver Spoons,'' ``Fernwood Tonight'' and the Jack Benny Show
Fred De Cordova, longtime producer of "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," producer-director of such classic TV series as "The Burns and Allen Show" and "The Jack Benny Show," died Sept.
That may have been his producing and directing of "The Jack Benny Show," regarded as one of the best comedy series in early television.