Regular price: $17.47

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

"Train leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc-amonga!"

A woebegone old car, a harried department store clerk, a monosyllabic man in a sombrero, and a train announcer whose line ran somewhere between Orange County and the Twilight Zone are all memorable characters from The Jack Benny Program, and all the products of a single talented throat: Mel Blanc.

"The Man of a Thousand Voices" was Carmichael the Polar Bear, who lived improbably in Jack's cellar. He was Professor LeBlanc, Jack's violin teacher, whose French accent seemed to mimic every wail of his pupil's tortured strings. He was Polly the Parrot, Jack's impudent bird, who was less interested in crackers than in putting his master in his place.

Come hear eight digitally re-mastered episodes starring Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, and Don Wilson, and guess who Mel Blanc will pop up as next!

Episodes include "Leaving for New York City" 01-07-45, "Jack and Mary Pick Up Bags at the Train Station" 03-04-45, "First Performance of Professor LeBlanc" 04-29-45, "Jack Dreams of the Race Horse 'Texas Sandman'" 10-21-45, "Lost Weekend" 03-10-46, "Jack and Mary Late for Broadcast (a.k.a Jack Fires the Sportsmen)" 02-23-47, "Jack Tries to Re-Hire the Sportsmen" 03-02-47, "The Egg and I" 04-20-47, "The Turkey Dream" 11-30-47, "Texas Benefit" 12-11-49, "The Cast Sings the Commercial" 06-03-51, "Bend in the River" 04-27-52.

©2012 Trust "C" under Will of Jack Benny, under license from Trust "C" under Will of Jack Benny. (P)2012 RSPT LLC

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.8 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    16
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Mel Blanc is a genius.

Before the great Robin Williams. Their was Mel Blanc who could do some of the greasiest voices ever. like Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. On the Jack Benny radio program he played crazy people, animals, and did great sound effects. Listing to this audio was a great way to hear this great mans talent. Hearing Jack Benny was also an added bonus.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Laugh Out Loud Fun!

Would you consider the audio edition of Jack Benny: Drawing a Blanc to be better than the print version?

Yes!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Jack Benny: Drawing a Blanc?

Learning that Dennis Day had that wide range of voices. He was wonderful.

Which scene was your favorite?

All of them.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes.