Don gives Jack a goofy intro about being in the circus. The running gag about the contest returns, getting interupted before the actual prize or details can be revealed. The cast hasn’t shown up yet so Jack phones around to find them. I love the gag that Johnny offers about having laryngitis. It seems to be too cold to get out to the studio. The band plays, Dancing Feet.
Don introduces a Jello play with Jack and Mary doing a scene at a dinner table. Another gag commercial that involves an opera singer, and a woman named Heddi Lettuce testifies about Jello. Kenny sings, A Night
at the Opera.
Yet another running gag occurs about one of Jack’s writers asking what time it is. The play is announced. It’s to be in two scenes, one taking place in the present, and one 50 years in the future. Johnny plays, Pickalino.
Oh, that crazy Mary, with all that cheating on Jack, this play should probably be called the Eternal Polygon. The seemingly obvlivious Jack has his own secret to reveal for the play. Strange, I don’t remember people calling each other “toots” back in 1986… I guess in 1936 they figured it was just one of those words that would endure through the ages. I wonder if someone reads this in 50 years if they’ll think it’s “cool”. Who knows, maybe “swell” will make a comeback.