LIGHTS OUT & THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM


“Lights Out” was one of radio’s earliest suspense anthology dramas. A lot of its earlier episodes were criticized as being, frankly, gross, but this one is more restrained. It’s just plain creepy. Set in the typing pool / script department of a creepy radio show, it’s also one of the most meta. Then, on “The Jack Benny Program,” Dennis Day negotiates his contract, Rochester buys a race horse, and the gang puts on an Ozark melodrama.




Episodes


Lights Out

May 11, 1943

“Murder in the Script Department”

2:58


The Jack Benny Program

June 2, 1940

“Hillbilly Feud”

26:29

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