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  • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud | Jack Benny,Fred Allen

    Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud

    • ORIGINAL (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated By Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, and others
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    Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.

    D. Craven says: "Benny and Allen? How Can you Go Wrong"
  • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: Grudge Match | Jack Benny,Fred Allen

    Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: Grudge Match

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated By Van Johnson, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
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    A squabble - touched off by Fred Allen's remark comparing Jack Benny unfavorably to a 10-year-old violinist - soon escalated to epic proportions. The pair set radio ablaze with their famous feud. Here are Jack, Fred, Mary Livingstone, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Portland Hoffa, Minerva Pious, Alan Reed, Jack Smart, Parker Fennelly, Kenny Delmar, and all the rest of their regulars carrying on through the 1940s in 10 hilarious on-air conflagrations!

  • The Best of Fred Allen | Fred Allen

    The Best of Fred Allen

    • ORIGINAL (5 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Fred Allen
    • Narrated By Fred Allen
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    Six of the funniest hour-long episodes by comedy master Fred Allen, from his live radio show. This wonderful blast from the past presents each episode exactly as it aired on the radio - including the commercials! Fred Allen was an American comedian whose absurdist, pointed radio show, made him one of the most popular and forward-looking humorists in the so-called classic era of American radio.

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