Mary talks with Jack about being at the Navy base as they drive to their destination. Remember that Jack’s Maxwell had previously been donated to the war effort. The car that Rochester drives isn’t talked about, but it’s a converted yellow cab. Topics that are joked about include the local attractions of the base. Particularly about a fish cannery, a draw bridge, and about the area being a testing ground for P38’s. The pesky planes buzz low with expert comic timing through the show.
Mel Blanc is the gate guard, but he lets Jack on the base anyway. Tuning in the radio, Jack listens to Don and Phil teasing each other, and Dennis sings, My Ideal.
Now on stage, Dennis tells Jack that he wants to change his name to Hassenpfeffer. Why? Don’t ask, it’s one of those crazy things that Dennis says.
Jack tells how he was a sailor in the previous war. Mary and Phil sing, Talk Me Into It Baby. Flashback to the first world war, and we find Jack in the recruiters office. Mel Blanc helps out in reliving those moments when the 16 year old Jack joined up. Frank Nelson and Dennis Day also pitch in as we follow Jack through his induction physical.