Originally Posted by Rob_Ray
It's just having fun with the entire Benny persona. And, remember, perhaps no comedian was as dearly loved in mid-twentieth century America as Jack Benny. He made a career out depicting himself as the ultimate tightwad when everyone knew that he was one of the most generous men in Hollywood.
Gotta say that I LOVE Lucy and Benny together. Even better than Lucy and Bob Hope. I love "Lucy and Jack Benny's Biography" and "Lucy Visits Jack Benny" especially. And the thought of him (in real life) stealing their welcome mat periodically just kills me.