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    • The Fred Allen Show

    • By: Original Radio Broadcast
    • Narrated by: Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
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    Fred Allen specialized in literate wordplay, lacerating satire, and a squinty-eyed critique of the passing scene. His style was entirely his own: the slate-pencil whine of his voice, the ludicrously-named supporting characters, and the small-town-cum-big-city rattle of his dialogue. Join him in a promenade through parody, along with co-stars Portland Hoffa, Alan Reed, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, John Brown, Charlie Cantor, and Parker Fennelly. Even Fred’s guest stars jump into the jest! 

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: The Feud

    • By: Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated by: Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
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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.

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    • Benny and Allen? How Can you Go Wrong

    • By D. Craven on 02-05-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Jack Benny: On the Town

    • By: Jack Benny
    • Narrated by: Van Johnson, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
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    He's stepping out and living large - and hoping someone else will grab the check! That's Jack Benny, living the high life with a galaxy of guest stars in this hilarious collection of 20 digitally restored and remastered episodes.

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Jack Benny vs. Fred Allen: Grudge Match

    • By: Jack Benny, Fred Allen
    • Narrated by: Van Johnson, Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
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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!

    Regular price: $16.06