AS SEEN IN:
'The Jack Benny Program'
["Modern Prison Sketch"]
From the CTVA:
Mickey Rooney is the special guest star. The show starts with Jack, Don and Freddy De Cordova eating at a lunch counter with an obnoxious waitress. Mickey Rooney shows up and convinces Jack to grab the lunch tab but Jack has to borrow money from Mickey.
During the show later, Jack invites Mickey on stage with the pretense of paying back the $20 but its Jack's attempt to have Mickey as a guest, without paying Mickey, who doesn't let Jack get by with it. The main sketch has Jack and Mickey in a modern prison, set in 1985. Jack's version of the modern prison has plush living conditions with a cigarette girl, photographer, excellent food, television, etc. Its so nice in the prison, that Mickey doesn't want to leave and rants and raves and it takes two prison guards to throw Mickey out when his sentence comes to an end. Mickey is known as "Killer Looney" and Jack is known as "Benny the Louse" in the sketch.