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Fred Allen was one of a kind. A star in the early days of radio, fresh from his success in vaudeville (along with his wife, Portland Hoffa), Allen developed a .
In this memorable episode, the show Queen for a Day is parodied as guest Jack Benny is crowned King for a Day.
After losing Jack Benny and other stars in the talent raids by CBS, NBC tried to re-establish a foothold on Sunday nights with this big budget comedy-variety .
In a sketch, Santa Claus goes on strike.