Sending the show out to the troops, Fred appends a special message to the beginning of the show. Still trying out a few new cast members, Fred jokes with his new announcer, Arthur Godfrey. The news of the week features the metal drives and shortages. Falstaff Openshore intrudes to add his poetic touch. His poem is titled, we’ve Got to Show Our Metal. Benay Venuta sings, Everythin I Got Belongs to Yu.
Portland enters to talk about the new womens branch of the Coast Guard, but Fred can’t be bothered by that. He’s worried about Orson wells appearring amid screams of joy from Portland and busy stage hands who pave the way for the great prodigy of radio. what does Orson expect, red carpet and trumpet fanfare? Don’t be surprised if he does.
Orson confronts Fred over jokes that have been made about him in the past on the show. Orson dispells the superman myths that circulate about his genius. Sort of. The play is Les Miserables, and it’s a special arrangement written specially by Orson to feature himself and Fred. After some transitioning music from Al Goodman, the production gets started.
Despite splitting the lines and roles in a 50 – 50 split, Orson only hogs the stage a little, and leaves Fred fighting for a line.