As Fred enters he pokes fun at Arthur Godfrey then gets on with the News of the Week. The topic is about coffee lovers, and shortages of their beloved brew. A proposed ration to just one cup a day is the latest recommendation from Washington DC. Falstaff Openshore lends his poetic style with his latest one titled, Rinse out the Silex Mother. The Merrymacks, a former regular to the show get caught up with Fred, then they sing, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.
Portland wants to write letters to her family in the military, then Fred introduces his guest. Robert Benchley joins Fred to joke about his change in sponsors in recent months, and other topics to include draft boards, going to bars, and a little advice for the show.
Robert has a little play to demonstrate why he has a hard time hearing Fred’s show over his radio.