In Jack’s home in Beverly Hills, he and Rochester clean out the refridgerator. A reporter phones Jack to confirm a story of the things that Fred Allen said about him, and wants to take down any rebuttals.
Phil is down on his luck, and asks Jack to borrow some cash. He plugs his upcoming Summer tour with his band. Amazingly Jack agrees to loan him the money, but decides to not take Phil’s girls as collateral. This time.
As Phil signs in blood, Jack makes a trip to his vault. After creaky doors, obstacles, and sound affects, Jack talks with Ed about his Christmas gift. Jack gets his cash and fills in Ed on modern technologies.
Back in the real world, Rochester says that professor LaBlanc can’t make the violin lesson, but as Jack is about to go to the teachers’ house a special guest pops in. Hoagie Carmichael is selling songs door to door. He explains why he hasn’t sold any big hits lately, but shares a few titles that he’s working on. Hoagie sings a new cowboy song, with a slant to plug the sponsor of course.
Jack goes for his violin lesson, but first he has an adventure on the street car. Dennis is on his way to have his appendix out. Dennis then talks a little about his full coverage medical insurance. He plugs his other show and Jack gets off the trolley.
Meanwhile professor LaBlanc is at home, and in good spirits as as he talks to his wife at not having to give jack his lesson. Imagine his surprise at finding Jack at his door. Jack’s lesson soon has the whole LeBlanc household in torment.
PS: Though the title is about Mary being sick, she isn’t mentioned through the show. In the epilog after the closing commercial though, Jack sends her a special message.