The Jack Benny month celebration continues with another montage of his famous western series of sketches, Buck Benny.
The first segment is from December 13, 1936, and finds Buck Benny and his old cow hands keeping the peace. Andy Devine joiins the fun as a sheriff who is Bucks friendly rival. Old Gravel Throat pitches in and helps Buck corner Cactus Face in a theater. But will the slippery bandit be caught? You don’t have to wait until next week, just stay tuned to the next segment.
Our next segment comes from December 27, 1936, and Buck partakes in New Years celebrations with his old cowhands. There’s some references to Buck’s Christmas celebration, and his gifts (and re-gifting) of mufflers. Mary and Phil sing a festive song, Sing Baby Sing. Don plugs the sponsor, of course, but the real fun comes when Andy joins the musical fun to ring in the New Year. But what about the dreaded cattle rustler, Cactus Face Elmer? Buck will have to ride into next week to continue the saga.
On January 3, 1937 we find Buck Benny and his horse layed up in the hospital after a fall in their pursuit of Cactus Face. Jokes about doctors, and medical misadventures are mixed into the western saga. But when Cactus Face crosses paths, Buck springs into action. As an intermission, we get a tiny look at the beginning of the famous
Benny Allen feud.
Before the final clip, we look at another bit from the episode from January 10, 1937. It involves a soft spoken, ficticious character named Buckingham Benny who complains about the use of his name on the show. It plays a -part in running gags through the Buck Benny adventure. Buck and his gal Daisy are joined by her pappy when sheriff Andy Devine reports a sighting of Cactus Face. It’s off to a haunted hotel in another try at bringing backthe rustler.
Don’t worry, Cactus Face is safe for now, but it only means more Buck Benny adventures in the future.
None today, just an assortment of classic Jack Benny shorts, and a few comments mixed in from Keith.