Posted ByLL on July 30, 2003 at 19:29:58:
In Reply to: Shhhhh!!!! Don't tell the Benny folks this! posted byMike on July 30, 2003 at 04:03:39:
: I don't want to disappoint them too much, but I actually think that Frank (in his own sidekick sort of way) was funnier than Jack. Don't tell anyone I said that!
Aha, you've blown the lid on it. Jack let the people around him be as funny (or sometimes even funnier) than he was. As he noted (to Bill Paley, I think, on Paley's being astounded at the season opener that had Jack only in the last four minutes of the show), "Tomorrow they'll be saying 'Wasn't the Jack Benny Program great?' Anyone on the cast can get the laughs, and people will remember that it was on the *Jack Benny* Program."