Jack Benny and Phil Silvers appearing on the Dick Cavett show.
Video Rating: 4 / five
Except for the Johnny Carson “Tonight Show,” this was my favorite late-night program. I almost made sure I saw it at least once a week when it was on.
Phil Silvers was so great…
Dick Cavett was the best of all time as he never saw himself as the star unlike some of the others. You remember his show for the guests not the interviewer as it should be.
@Di0genesus Excellent comparison. Did you know that Frost did the Thrilla in Manilla fight. Why I don’t know.
He’s America’s David Frost
Dick Cavett’s charm should be bottled, it would be the greatest cure for insomnia.
Phil Silvers is a complete and total genius.
“I’ll take his” – priceless!! Genius timing.
Great Candance – your dad is a legend.
Daughter of icon Phil Silvers, Candace Silvers keeps the genius of her father alive through her work with actors, writers and directors. To find out more visit call her studio at 818-781-8345
I mention Benny on The Celebrity Song.
To me..Phil Silvers was and still is funnier than Mr.Benny.
Dick Cavett show was great
Masterclass: “Timing” 101.
“i jumped 4 feet into a colonel’s arms….were married now” gotta love bob hope..
The collection is available at Netflix.
You can buy it on Amazon
Too bad they don’t provide the toll-free number at teh end.
Good stuff, real legends.
Sadly they do not televise shows like Benny and Bilko because of some attitude that the young people will not watch black and white.
I only wish TCM, who shows classic films, would should such classic tv shows as well
True treasure of a video! I liked Phil Silvers with Cornel Wilde in the movie A thousand and one nights
TWO IMMORTALS JACK BENNY & PHIL SILVERS . oh we miss you guys. this tv film historian with his own website on films&stars of yesteryear and who knew 900 plus performers since 64 can tell you, these two men were GIANTS> THey sent me their autograohs with a handwritten letter that ill always cherish. you guys had CLASS something we dont see these days do we folks? Bkless your souls . TOMK a man who knows great comedy when he sees it.
Bilko was made in the 50′s mate.
I remember them (except ‘I dream..’) when they were first run on brit tv in the 60′s though. Is that what you meant?