Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It was not for nothing that singer Jack Duffy was labeled "the Canadian Frank Sinatra." Both men shared the same casual, slightly insouciant style, and both had worked as vocalists for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Arguably, Duffy was the more versatile of the two, a gifted comedian and impressionist. Much in demand as a guest star on Canadian TV and radio throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Duffy was finally rewarded with his own weekly variety series, which started as a summer replacement on June 21, 1958 and remained on the air for at least three years. The writers included Allan Manings, later the co-creator of the U.S. sitcom One Day at a Time, and Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth, the men responsible for the enduring cornpone variety hour Hee Haw. After wrapping up work on Here's Duffy, Jack Duffy was seen as a comedy regular on such American and Canadian series as The Perry Como Show and Half the George Kirby Comedy Hour; he is perhaps best known to younger viewers as the narrator of the popular Curious George cartoons.