The show starts in flashback mode, with Jack borrowing Ronald Coleman’s Oscar. On the way home, Jack is held up by a robber. Back home, and the next morning, Jack has spent a worried and sleepless night as Mary and Rochester try to comfort him. What can he do about the mising statue? How can he face up to Ronald Coleman? Is there a way to cover up the fact of the missing trophy, or get it back?
For Mary’s sake, Jack once again relives his moments of bravery during the robbery, complete with an embellishment or two. Phil Harris arrives, and tries to cheer up Jack with a joke. When Ronald phones to get his Oscar back, Jack decides to borrow another one as a cover up, and give that one to Ronald
Since Don has stopped in to say that the Sportsmen won’t be appearing, it’s Rochester to the rescue when he asks a favor from The Ink Spots. They arrive and with lyrics adjusted for a sponsor plug they sing, If I Didn’t Care.
Jack and Mary drive to Bing Crosby’s house to try to borrow his Oscar. Bing and Jack do a little verbal sparring with jokes on topics ranging from Bing’s kids, Bob Hope, his race horses, and Frank Sinatra. With a little bit of arm twisting, Bing is talked into singing his latest song, Haunted Heart.
Being put on the spot, Jack has to come clean and tell Bing why he needs the Oscar. In reliving the ordeal of the stick up, Jack’s bravery, and other details reach an all time height.
Billy Mills. 1941. Almost Like Being in Love.