"Jack Benny in the Red"
What does "Jack Benny in the Red" mean?
If you hear a waitress say "Jack Benny in the Red" at a diner or restaurant, it's just another way to say "Strawberry Jell-O." Benny's radio show was sponsored by Jell-O in the 1930's.
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