The lion-like March weather is the topic of jokes between Fred and his announcer, Jimmy Wallington. Texaco News presents the outstanding awards for Hollywood. Fred interviews a string of characters including: a producer of quickly made films, a star who was snubbed for an award, an extreme character/stunt actress who blushes on command, and even a movie fan. Kenny Baker sings, On Wings of Song.
Fred warns Portland, Kenny, and Al Goodman to be on their best behavior for their guest tonight. The host from the popular game show of stuffed shirts, and intellects, Information Pleas, Franklin P Adams. Fred is surprised to hear the game host acting casually, and using poor grammar. Franklin jokes, adlibs, and shares some of his pet peeves. The Martins sing, Young Man with the Horn.
Al Goodman joins Portland and Fred for a little joking around. Kenny is in on an act that he developed with Al, but Fred wants to know more before he approves of it. The drawn out speech and set up leads into confusion, and an out of control use of cues and running gags. Kenny sings, I Hear a Rhapsody.
The Texaco Art Player salute the kiddies, and perform their version of Little Red Riding Hood. From the fairy tale of the same name. The trouble is that Fred’s kiddie players want action, shoot ’em ups, and adventure, so Fred tries his best to please.
First, Fred serves up Little Riding Hood in the style of Gangbusters. Granny, the lovable old gun moll is robbed by Willie the wolf. Gun toting Red guns the bad guy down. Still not satisfied, the kiddies demand other exciting styles. Fred tries out the tale as Superman. Complete with the kiddie club and marketing that goes along with it. Still not satisfied? There’s more from a human interest angle.
Classic quote: I was born, I lived, and here I am. Franklin Adams. Also: I started as a moron, and I worked my way up.