Don Wilson flashes back to about an hour before the broadcast. Jack complains to Rochester about the sandwich that he brought for him. Mary pops into Jacks dressing room to go over a joke about her sister Babe. Jack is still determined to do the play, the Horn Blows at Midnight, but will he dare?
It’s nearing time to go on stage, and the band rehearses, only to be interupted by Jack. Phil wants to adlib his own jokes, but Jack insists he take a script and stick to it. The Sportsmen are on hand to rehearse the classic, the Dance of the Hours.
Jack does what he does best, and gives advice in the rehearsal, then is interupted by the producer of the Ford Theater. He has a complaint about Jack’s selection to do the Horn Blows at Midnight. He begs Jack not to do it. Jack is determined to let the world know that the flop of a film really has a worthy plot.
Dennis is on hand to report that he sold his bicycle for $10000. Dennis sings, So Dear to My Heart. Jack Warner, from Warner Brothers studio stops in, and does his best to beg Jack not to do the Horn Blows at Midnight on the Fords Theater. Jack gives Mr Warner a hard time about flubbing lines. When Jack is offered a large sum of money to back down, he refuses, but the flubbed lines and adlibs keep coming.
Next, the head of CBS phones Jack to beg him not to do the play on the Ford Theater. Jack manages to milk the laughs with just one word. Still, he stands on his dignity, and is determined to go through with it.