Fred Allen – Inspector Allen Solves Spinach Robberies. 331006. Sponsered by the Salad Bowl Revue.
It’s Friday night, and Fred takes us for a visit behind the scenes at his Tip Toe Detective Agency. Fred tries to get rough with a suspect, but it doesn’t work out well. Next a parade of strange characters comes through his office with a stream of jokes and teasing.
After a song, Come Home Bill Bailey, and more characters, Portland enters to talk about her family. Comedian, Roy Atwell plays a victim of theft as he stumbles over words. The kid who stole from him is an early appearance of Walter Tetley, (aka. Julius/Leroy) who is actually about 12 or 14 years old for real.
Finally, the call about the big spinach heist comes in, and it’s up to Detective Allen to get to the bottom of it. After a commercial, Fred answers a letter concerning alphabet soup as he closes the show.