Or, Who Stole The Elephant From Billy Nose?
Town Hall Tonight begins with Peter VanSeeten’s Orchestra, and the Ipana Troubadours singing, I Feel a Song Coming On. The Latest news of the week presents shorts about a psychiatrist who tends to the mental health of a college student, the leap year social tradition of having women initiate marriage proposals, and buying things on credit. Can you do that with medical operations?
After the commercial, the orchestra plays, I Got My Fingers Crossed. Portland Joins Fred to talk about mice, mouse traps, and cats. She then introduces a couple to Fred, who he teases them about their music talent, or lack thereof. The Town Hall Quartet sings, Slip Board Sam.
Another commercial break. The Mighty Allen Art Players perform the play, Mumbo, or Who Stole the Elephant from Billy Nose? Fred’s answer to Charlie Chan, Won Long Pan, is on the case to find a missing elephant. Actually there are two missing elephants, Mumbo and Gumbo. As the jokes run amok, the mystery is solved.
Another commercial, a station break, and the second half of the show begins with the Ipana Troubadors singing, I Got a Brand New Girl. The first of the amateurs is the ABC Quartet, who sings, Tiger Rag. A couple of ladies sing an opera duet. Tommy Dunn plays harmonica while standing on his head. A songwriter plays piano, and sings his own creation. A tiny little woman, named Eleanor Friese, plays the chimes. Finally another woman sings that popular swing tune of the day, Eeny Meeny Miney Mo. I think if these acts were on American Idol, Simon would have something to say about them. Not to mention the results. After a commercial, we get to find out, with the help of the Applause Meter, who wins.
No Bonus tracks today.