Posted Byrodney on June 21, 2001 at 17:38:16:
In Reply to: rare episode posted byTanya Shaw on June 19, 2001 at 23:19:01:
This episode is available from the IJBFC library.
: I thought I would share with you one of my favorite
: episodes of JB.....at the opening of one show, Jack
: is preparing breakfast for the gang. Before they
: arrive, Jack decides to slice some oranges for
: breakfast. Then you hear 11 seconds of slicing.......
: nothing but slicing. People began laughing before Jack
: speaks again.....then he quips, "Well there's no use
: stopping now, I might as well slice the other half!".
: Is this great or what? This scene is Jack Benny in a
: nut shell! What makes this also so wonderful is the
: fact that Jack could risk slicing for 11 whole seconds
: on the air......this is practically an eternity by
: radio standards. I think only Jack could pull off this
: gag, and I'm glad he did.
: The reason why I mentioned that it's rare is because
: immediately after he pulls the gag, the show went off
: the air for 2 or 3 minutes (they played emergency piano
: music as a filler). I don't think any commercial radio
: show dealer would sell this episode because of the gap;
: however, I was able to obtain it from a private collector
: who has many of JB's shows.
: Happy Listening!