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1963 / 1960s

Introduction to The Jack Benny Program: an arc of 4 stars with iris openings, the cast’s heads appear as the announcer reads their names. The names are Jack Benny, Don Wilkins, Giselle MacKenzie, and a fake head that falls off. Jack’s iris opens, he sticks his head out, looks at the “severed head,” and says “Last time I’ll ever pay anyone in advance.” Iris closes and fades. A card with a sketch of Benny and the title “The Jack Benny Program” appears and fades back to Benny, who stands in front of a curtain and tells a joke about shock openings and The Loretta Young Show.