It will soon be Lincoln’s birthday, and Kenny is helping bandleader, Al Goodman with writing an essay. Meanwhile, Fred turns to the Texaco News of the Week. The topic is the heavy rains, and how it affected various regions. Tourists, shipyard workers, and the random resident report in on the moist weather. Kenny sings, Amapola.
After interuptions from Portland, the guest is an indian cheif of the Penopscot tribe. Fred jokes about indian names, and Jack Benny. The indian is in town for an art exhibit, and works as a hunting guide. He demonstrates various animal and bird calls. The Martins sing, Oh For Heavens Sake.
Portland greets Fred with military precision as she tells about Kenny’s new job as a telegraph delivery boy. Kenny adds to the fun when he describes his job giving singing telegrams. Will this affect his singing career? The nifty telegram uniform inspires all sorts of military type jokes. Kenny sings, Let’s Dream This One Out.
The Texaco Workshop Players present a spoof of one of radios most popular quiz programs, Truth or Subsequences. Fred is the laughing host who makes his contestants answer unusual questions in hopes of winning five bucks. But if they don’t they are faced with crazy stunts. The unexpected reactions of the guests are met with laughter, whether appropriate or not. What happens when Fred has to deal with a disgruntled gamer?