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The Jack Benny Show

September, 13 1953
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        Marilyn Monroe makes her first network TV appearance in Honolulu Trip (9/13/53) for The Jack Benny Program (aka The Jack Benny Show)

       After Jack's monologue he tells about his cruise to Hawaii with Rochester, where they encounter a series of characters on the ship Jack takes a nap and dreams that Marilyn Monroe is on board with him. Marilyn sings to Jack and tells him she is crazy about him.

       Jayne Mansfield was a guest welcomed by comedian Jack Benny, this "Hawaiian Romance" sketch is exactly the same plotline as the season-four Benny episode from September 13, 1953 ("Honolulu Trip"), which had Marilyn Monroe in Mansfield's role for that show.


*************** Honolulu Trip ***************

Jack Benny: Marilyn...

[voice over]: Dream on Mr Benny, dream on...

JB: Marilyn. Marilyn, I'm mad about you.

Marilyn Monroe (herself): I'm mad about you too Jack.  Jack - will you do something wonderful for me?  It would make me very happy.

JB: Well of course Marilyn.  I'd do anything, anything for you.  What is it?

MM: Well, in my next picture there's going to be so many love scenes, I want you for my leading man.

JB: Oh Marilyn, I'd love to be your leading man.

MM:  Good.  Now if we can only get permission from Darryl Zanuck.

JB: Why?  Who did Mr Zanuck have in mind?

MM: Himself!

JB: Gee Marilyn.  I just can't get over the both of us here all alone.

MM: Yes Jack. I never dreamed it could happen to I.

JB: Neither did me.

(Marilyn sighs)

JB: Marilyn, why are you sighing?

MM: I was just thinking Jack, how generous you are.  Just so we could be alone on this trip, you chartered [this yacht] for $600,000.

JB: I did?

[voice over]: If that doesn't wake him up, nothing will!

JB: Marilyn, Marilyn I know this is sudden, but will you marry me?

MM: Marry?  But look at the difference in our ages.

JB: Well there isn't much difference Marilyn.  You're 25 and I'm 39.

MM: Yes, but what about 25 years from now, when I'm 50 and you're 39.

JB: Gee, I never thought of that.

[voice over]: I did!

JB: You shut up!  Marilyn... Marilyn will you have dinner with me tonight?

MM: Oh I'd love to Jack.  Thanks ever so.

JB: At 8 o'clock?

MM: Alright, but I better be going now.

(Marilyn sings Bye Bye Baby and kiss Jack)

 
I'll be in my room alone
every post meridian
and I'll be with my diary
and that book by Mister Gideon.

Bye, bye baby
remember you're my baby
when they give you the eye,
and just to show that I care
I will write and declare
that I'm on the loose
but I'm still on the square.

I've been lonely
but even though I'm lonely
there'll be no other guy.
Though I'll be gone for a while
I know that I'll be smiling
with my baby by and by
with my baby by and by.

I'll be gloomy
but send that rainbow to me
then my shadows will fly.
Though you'll be gone for a while
I know that I'll be smiling

with my baby bye and bye

MM: My, that's strange.

JB: What is?

MM: I'm so crazy about you, but that kiss didn't effect me at all.

JB: That's funny - I'm a wreck!

MM: See you later Jack.

JB: Don't forget Marilyn.  Don't forget dinner tonight.

MM: I won't.

JB: At 8 o'clock.

MM: I'll remember.

JB: Marilyn, come back here a minute.  Please come back.  Give me one more kiss before you go....

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Photos:
  1. Jack Benny and Marilyn
  2. Marilyn is walking with a cane, due to her injury on the set of River of No Return
  3. Cut scene of Jack Benny, Marilyn and Eddie Anderson



source: The Jack Benny Show in Everlasting Star Community
more information: Jack Benny´s biography in IMDB; This chapter, "Honolulu Trip", in IMDB; order this chapter in Amazon.com

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