Hosted by Bob Hope, who comes out with plenty of jokes about topics for the troops. Victory gardens, the birds and the bees, rationing, shortages, and women in factories.
Lee Sweetland, famous baritone, sings the popular song, The Birth of an Aching Heart.
At requests from the mailbag, a moment on the train heading in and out of Los Angeles is recreated.
Bob is joined by Johnny Mercer, and Judy Garland for a medley of favorites.,As the tunes are presented, Bob adlibs all the way. All the tunes are ones written by Johnny, with maybe one exception.
Judy Garland takes center stage to sing, I Never Knew I Could Love Anybody Honey, the way I Love You.
Lee Sweetland is back to sing, the Lords Prayer. I love the way people from this era weren’t afraid to do a little public expression of faith. And not have to worry about a law suit over it. What in the world were they fighting that war for any way? Freedom? To defeat those who oppressed others?
With Easter drawing close, a dramatic sketch is presented. Bob and Judy walk in the Easter Parade, with plenty of topical jokes about fashions, rationing, young love, and more. .
Judy sings her signature song, Over the Rainbow. Bob closes and sings a few lines from his signature song, Thanks for the Memories.
Falstaff. 1943. A Poem about the Meat Shortage. (Actually, it’s about a Fish Shortage, but I made the mistake of calling it a Meat shortage in the show. Oopsie.)