Well...it only seems like Benny's beloved sketch series ran 39 years. Actually, it ran for 15, debuting in October 1950 on CBS and running until September 1965 (the last season was on NBC). Before TV, of course, the legendary Benny had been a radio fixture for almost 20 years and had made some movies. His secret? Magnificent timing. That's probably why, as Carol Burnett once put it, `he was a timeless kind of funny.'