Fibber McGee Molly – Wistful Vista Auto Show. (371011) After Ted Weems gives the musical opening, and commercial from Harlow Wilcox, Fibber tinkers with his old car. If it’s left to Molly, she thinks they should give up on the old jalopy, and just get a new car. Jokes about cars, politics, and more are tossed around. Ted Weems plays a swinging version of, Ain’t She Sweet.
Molly has her way, and the couple are at the auto show to shop for the latest and greatest in cars. The normaly fast talking Fibber meets a slick talking car salesman or two. Perry Como sings, Cabin of Dreams. (at least I think they announced Perry Como. There were a host of singers, and several orchestras in the early years. Especially while the show was still based in Chicago, rather than California.)
Although Fibber keeps insisting that he likes his old car, he swaps jokes with more salesmen. He also brags about being, “Honk Honk McGee.” They run into Nick Deppopolus, who talks about his wife, and car shopping.
New features of automobiles are demonstrated, but I don’t think Fibber is impressed. Ted Weems is back to play a tune. The McGee’s are back home where they expect a salesman to pop in to appraise their old car. Instead, they get a visit from Teeny. For some reason she thinks Fibber is a baseball player.
Horatio K Boomer pops in for the car appraisal. Ted Weems plays a lead into a commercial to wrap up the show.
Note: In early shows Fibber sort of sounds older. If you’ve ever heard their first show called, “Smack Out,” he almost seems to be doing a version of the old man in that show. Later, the Old Timer will be introduced, and I think Fibber began to be portrayed a little younger as the Old Timer took over the role for the old jokes. But that’s just my take on the issue.