The Jack Benny Program was wildly popular when it was on the radio, and many of us continued following his hilarious show when it transitioned over to television. Although comedy on television has changed a bit since Jack Benny’s time, one thing we no longer see a lot of on TV is smoking. Ads for cigarettes on TV have been banned in the US, but in Jack Benny’s day selling cigarettes was part of the routine!
Watch Jack Benny’s pal, Rochester, turn “On The Sunny Side Of The Street” into an ad for Lucky Strike cigarettes. Just remember, “Lucky Strike Makes Fine Tobacco” (LSMFT)!