Flashback to the previous Thursday to Jack’s home in Beverly Hills. Jack learns that Rochester wants to have his own phone line installed. He needs it for emergencies, and to stay in touch with his girlfriend. Will Jack let him have it?
Mary comes over to go to the horse races with Jack, but first she tells about a phone call she just recieved from folks back home. Dennis wants to have the rehearsal at his house so he can impress his uncle. Before they can set out, Jack has to make a quick visit to his vault. Gotta love those sound affects.
Ed the vault guard, has a complaint about the chill in the vault. As Mary and Jack get ready to leave, Dennis sings, Three Coins in a Fountain.
At the race track, Mel Blanc announces the races, and Sheldon Leonard (Correction, thanks to Lenny Pike) is the race track tout. To avoid him, Jack ducks into the track’s diner to be faced with Frank Nelson as the waiter. When Jack tries to order, the race track tout catches up with him and tries to advise Jack on which table to sit at.
Mel announces some late breaking track news and renews a gag that Mary told earlier. Don makes an appearance at the diner, and his order manages to lead into a commercial. Jack makes a trip to the information desk where the clerk seems to not know anything. Speaking of information, Dennis arrives to share with Jack about his special system for betting on the horses.
As Jack roams the track, he sees the sponsor, and he tries to convince him to bet on Jack’s favorite horse. Jack goes to place his bet, when both the sponsor and Mary change their minds and switch to Jacks, and With colorful commentary on the race by Mel, the surprise ending is that The sponsor’s first pick won. In the twist ending Jack can’t win for losing.
PS: Almost have the jammed up shows finished. Just one more to go. Sorry for the delay in getting these out. For folks who will be digging today’s shows out of the archives in the future… nevermind.