Flashback to just after last weeks episode. The cast finish the show, but Jack detains them to talk about their sloppy performance. He complains about Mary flubbing her lines while on the phone to her mom. Phil is chewed out for misquoting his line about the car parts, and Jack is upset that Dennis adlibbed a line in the play. There’s no complaint about any of Don’s lines, just his size.
With the meeting adjourned, Phil and the cast go to the drugstore while Jack goes to his dressing room. Rochester is there to type out the payroll checks. Jack asks Rochester for his opinion of how the show went. After some teasing about Jack’s laundry service, and his Hooper rating, Don and the Sportsmen talk with Jack. Jack’s still a little burned up over the mistakes in the show, but the Sportsmen try to cheer him up as they sing, Smile Smile Smile. Of course flavored with a slant for the sponsor and a little extra surprise for Jack.
In the drugstore the cast order and take their seats. Mary reads a quote about Jack that Eddie Cantor wrote about Jack not really being stingy. Phil has to leave, but Dennis plays a record of his on the jukebox, Little Mother of Mine.
Jack joins Mary and Dennis, then tries to place an order with waiter, Frank Nelson. Joking over a flubbed line from a past episode, Jack tries to order a Chiss Sweese sandwich, with a crimmed trust. Mel Blanc in another patron of the diner who has some trouble while sitting next to Jack.
Eddie Cantor enters and Dennis whips out a fast impersonation of the Mad Russian, a former cast member on Eddie’s show. After Eddie orders, his article quote is brought back up for the gang to joke about. Jack and Eddie talk about their old vaudeville days. Eddie invites Mary and Jack to his house for his birthday next week when he turns 40. wink wink.
Jack is feeling generous and offers to pay Eddie’s check, until he hears the outlandish price of… 65 cents? Jack proves just how stingy he is when he gets up and storms out, leaving Eddie with the bill.