A long-running, top-rated show, first in radio (NBC, sponsored by Jell-O, IIRC), then television (CBS). Jack Benny (that tightwad) , Mary Livingstone (the real-life Missus), his "girl", "Irish tenor" Dennis Day, announcer/sidekick Don Wilson, and Benny's "valet", Eddie "Rochester" Anderson (one of the most empowered black characters in pop culture). And celebrity guests. In many ways, a prototype for the ensemble comedy strain of sitcom. Origin of the "Kids in the Hall" phrase.