Posted ByGerry O. on June 09, 2002 at 00:40:10:
In Reply to: Re: Phil's departure from the show posted bykurt on June 08, 2002 at 19:38:44:
It should be noted that Jack and Phil DID still work together, even after Phil left the radio series as a cast regular.
Phil made several appearances on Jack's TV show, even as late as the early 1970's when he guested on Jack's "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Jack Benny But Were Afraid To Ask" special....They revived the bit where Phil tries to sing "That's What I Like About The South" and Jack keeps stopping him and asking him to explain every line of the song....and even after all those years the routine STILL worked and was STILL very funny!
As talented as Bob Crosby was, I really feel that Jack's radio show lost something when Phil left. The series was STILL hysterically funny, but Phil's comedy and personality were sorely missed.