Jack is celebrating his birthday as he makes the rounds on his circuit of military bases. Don teases Jack about his toupee, and tries to get Jack to admit his age. Even Mary can’t squeeze out his real age, which though he claims 36, he’s actually 51 this year.
Larry Stevens gets in a few jabs at Jack’s expense before singing, but his song gets snipped. The birthday jokes continue when Phil presents a gift from him and all the band. What’s the racy message included inside? Listen and learn. Jack talks about all his old childhood friends who’ll be at his party. Rochester phones with travelling plans to their next gig in St Joeseph, Missouri next week.
Phil plays some travelling music, Hollywood Canteen. Jack announces the play: Boy Was I Seasick, or You Can’t Take It With You. Jack plays the part of a Naval Captain on the open sea when his sealed orders are opened. Jokes about aircraft carriers and general Navy life are the theme.
Trivia: In real life, Jack was in the Navy in the past World War, Dennis was currently serving in the Navy, and Phil enlisted with his entire band in the Merchant Marine for the duration of the war.