Variety and drama. Features: Ken Murray, Francis Langford, Kenny Baker. Irene, of Tim and Irene. Guest is Edgar Rice Burroughs.
David Brook and his orchestra opens with, Good Morning. Ken Murray, Irene, and Kenny Baker all joke around about their guest, and about his famous character, Tarzan. Ken brags about his athletic ability, and the cast make fun of Ken’s acting ability. After Ken and Kenny flub a few lines, it’s time for Kenny to sing, Little Town in County Downs.
Jimmy Wallington is on hand to deliver the commercial announcements. Afterward, Edgar Rice Burroughs is interviewed by Ken Murray, and interupted with jokes by the cast. Edgar admits that he has never been to the places that he has written about. Kenny is particularly confused over the topics at hand, but Ken manages to pitch Edgar on a new Tarzan story.
Francis Langford sings, Man with the Mandolin.
Being a good sport, Edgar witnesses his creation being demoted from Tarzan Lord of the Apes, to Tarzan Lord of the Domestic Life. The Ape Man deals with dirty dishes, a nagging wife, a mooching brother in law, and a neighbor with canibalistic tendancies.
Kenny Baker and Francis Langford sing a duet, Blue Room. The show transitions from Hollywood to New York for the dramatic portion of the show, a comic drama titled, The Master’s Voice.
Ned is an out of work husband, Queena is an opera singer who left her career to be a housewife. They deal with a visit from a nagging mother in law. When wealthy aunt Nym arrives to visit, she mistakes Ned for the hired help, but what will she think of him when she learns the truth about his jobless condition? Ned takes advantage of the misunderstanding and let’s aunt Nym think he is named George, and she hires him away to be her own houseboy. What will Queena and her mom think of the developments? Who says they hav to know?
Ned moves the story along in voiceover, and at Nym’s house, Ned breaks the news to Queena, but will his secret life be exposed? When some room arrangements are switched around, Ned thinks he’s visiting his wife in her room, but instead is about to cause quite a stir.
The tired out Ned sleeps late, and little does he know that a secret awaits him, but not the secret that he thinks, but one that’s sure to create even more mix ups. Fortunately, the story winds up with everybody making amends for a happy ending.
PS: This one was in my Fred Allen collection, although he doesn’t appear, I think it landed there due to the performance of Kenny Baker, and Jimmy Wallington, both were on Fred’s show at times. Also because of Fred having been a former Texaco Fire Chief. Who knows for sure.