A long time married couple bicker over their tastes in television shows. Harry prefers science fiction shows for their escapist style, and detachment from reality. Florence prefers serials and soap operas, for their real life, human drama. She tries to explain why she likes them so much. It’s almost like real people you know, and you can stay in touch with the tragedy and good times in their lives. Going to his friend Mark, who is also a psychiatrist, Harry shares that he knows things aren’t quite right, but he’s not sure what to do to change. At least it’s a step in the right direction.
Wierd things begin to happen when what appears to be a science fiction show preempts Florence’s favorite soap opera. Is this a crossed signal at the TV station? Is her friends seeing this as well? Her friend, Grace, is Mark’s wife, but what answers might she be able to offer? When Florence brings up her thought that space aliens might be trying to contact her, Grace, Mark, and Harry are all ready to send her off to the mental hospital.
Is Florence becoming delusional, or are the space aliens real? Is this all a part of hidden emotions that Mark, the psychiatrist could help with? Listen in to see just how real the aliens are, and their true motive for contact. Learn what Harry can do for his wife, if anything. The peace and survival of the universe depends on it.
PS: For the sake of the episode, the aliens seem real enough. At the least, I think that this married couple could use a good dose of marital counselling. Nothing that a little communication, and understanding might not cure. Doing more to serve the needs of the spouce can go a long way in having your personal needs met. Don’t be afraid to be the one to act first.
Just my personal marital tip of the day.
The always serious, and straight laced Doctor Danfield puts his skill at criminal psychology against the world of radio comedy. He and his secretary, Rusty Fairfax, visit a radio studio, but they have special arrangements to watch the live show. Listen in as Doc Danfield describes the happenings at the rehearsal. Suddenly, a cry comes out that someone has been killed.
Dan and Rusty rush to the scene to start gathering clues. The players in the story include the show producer who discovered the murdered woman, and launched her career. He tells how she was ungrateful to him for her success. What do the rest of the show’s cast think of her? Get their opinions, and their whereabouts when the crime was committed.
What will Doc Danfield be able to dig up? Using his analytical process, he filters through all the emotional smoke and mirrors to prove who the real killer is. Lies are exposed as he applies some practical experiments to the situation, and recreates the event as best as he can. The lies help him put the finger on the guilty person, and in the conclusion of the show, Dan tells all. Listen in to learn how he figured it all out.
Eddie Cantor is the first host on this first episode that will bring top celebrities to the air. All requests come from letters sent in from the troops themselves.
The line up includes:
- Bea Wayne sings her version of, Chatanooga Choo Choo.
- A rebroadcast snip of the recent Joe Lewis fight where he knocked out Max Baer is presented.
- Eddie jokes aboutthe the fight, and about Joe going into the military.
- Danny Kaye shares a comic and musical glimpse at his life and early beginnings.
- Dinah Shore sings, Blues in the Night.
- A birthday greeting goes out to a Sergeant then Merle Oberon is requested to be Eddie’s leading lady.
- An original drama kicks off where Eddie has to break the news to Merle Oberon, that he is to be her next leading man. How will he do it? How will she take it? Jokes on age and beauty are the topic. As part of the fun, the Mad Russian joins in.
PS: The show structure set by today would set the stage for all future shows. Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines would pour letters into the show to request stars, or themes for a show, or anything they missed from home, or just wanted to be put in the show. One thing the producers would drop is the birthday mentions. When shows were distributed, they were put on the “Mosquito Network” which meant the recorded disks were randomly distributed by small aircraft that took supplies to front line areas, and there could be no garantee of the date the shows were actually aired to the troops. Another thing that wasn’t seen much was the snips of news or sports coverage that was presented in today’s show. Maybe the producers figured that news reels were a better vehicle for those things. I’m not sure, but if you know, then drop me a comment.
Matt Dillon rides back to Dodge after a month of riding the range. He’s surprised to learn the big news from Chester that Kitty and Sam have joined forces to become partners at the Long Branch. To top it off, Kitty also has news that her long lost dad is coming to town.
Will the reunion be a happy one? Will the proper impressions be made? In the words of Kitty, “I need a drink.” Drinks are had, and attitudes are relaxed, but Kitty still seems aloof. What’s the tension all about? What does her dad think about her owning a part interest in the salloon? After a couple weeks, Matt doesn’t trust the tense situation either.
Faced with leaving town to join up as part of her dad’s business in New Orleans, Kitty’s real feelings boil to the surface. Will she finally be able to stand up to her dad? Is the things she says true about him? Listen and decide for yourself.