Posted ByGerry O. on December 06, 2001 at 09:53:45:
In Reply to: I Can't Stand Jack Benny Because..........Contest posted byDJ Twain on December 03, 2001 at 19:35:44:
: Does anyone here know when this contest ran? Also, who won it? What were the reasons the listener gave for not liking Jack? Finally, what did she win?
: Also, I know the listener of "The Walking Man" contest won a ton of stuff. A boat, a diamond ring, etc. What series did the contest run on? It must have run for weeks, because I remember a Benny broadcast after the whole thing ended which said so. But how did the contest run? Which series hosted it, who sponsored it, and who won it?
I love the bit that comes at the end of one of the "I Can't Stand..." shows. Don is reading the contest rules and naming the judges:
Don: "Judges will be Goodman Ace of the 'Easy Aces' and Peter Lorre...
Jack: "He frightens me."
Don: "And the supreme and final judge will be the honorable FRED ALLEN!"
Jack: "HE frightens PETER LORRE!"