Posted ByAvocet on July 08, 2001 at 12:25:43:
In Reply to: Benny's Boulevard posted byGary Horne on July 06, 2001 at 22:30:53:
It was a fairly common practice. There were no reruns to speak of, so an audience was unlikely to remember jokes that were a year or two old. You'll notice that Van Johnson's two appearances have the same skit, with some variation in jokes.
: This forum is fantastic. I've been downloading MPEGs like crazy trying to keep up with my passion for JB. In listenting to these old recordings, I've discovered something strange. On the 3-17-46 show when Dennis returns from the Navy, Jack and the gang do a spoof of Allen's Alley. But on the 5-25-47 show, they do the same skit, almost verbatum. Was this a common practice, or perhaps just an example of the "recycled jokes" Allen accused Benny of all the time?