Kliph Nesteroff Presents "a portal into a previously unseen world" - The Guardian
"Invaluable" - The Onion AV Club
"Important" - John Hodgman, The Daily Show
Special guest star Irene Dunne, and with veteran director Gregory Ratoff playing himself. Bea Benaderet appears briefly only in voice form as the telephone operator, a role she played frequently for Benny.
Further research reveals this is the fourth time Benny had done this sketch, twice on radio and twice on TV. The second radio version from 1949 can be heard at http://youtu.be/cdnI0d1f9sE, in which Claudette Colbert plays Irene Dunne's part and Fletcher Markle plays the director. There are even some of the same jokes.
Thanks for this....well, all of these, actually. Bea Benadaret, Benny, his whole crew are part of my childhood 'soundtrack'.
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