Benny Program on Final Countdown


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Posted ByMichael on May 21, 2002 at 23:44:46:

My first experience with Jack Benny -- actually, the first time I've ever heard of him -- was when I saw the movie "The Final Countdown" back in the early 80s. In it, the aircraft carrier Nimitz traveled back to 1941. Anyhow, the ship's communications officer told the captain that they were picking up some strange radio transmissions on their radio while they were trying to re-establish communications with the outside world. the captain snapped on the radio to listen and snippets of the following dialog came out (I may not have the words exact, but these are close):

"Boss, I've tried and tried and I can't get Carmichael to go to sleep!"
"Rochester, that polar bear has got to go to sleep, he should have been in hibernation over ten days ago! What's he doin' now?"
"Sittin' up in bed readin' esquire!"
"Esquire?! Well take it away from him!"
"Oh, COME now Boss, HE'S been around!"

Does any one know what episode this is from? Further, was this episode the one that was playing on December 6, 1941, the date that the Nimitz was in?


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