After a quick opening joke with announcer, Arthur Godfrey, Fred turns to the news of the week. The topic is gambling, and Fred talks with a bookie, a cop, and an unlucky woman of the street. Wee Bonnie Baker sings a crazy tune, I Get the Neck of a Chicken.
Portland jokes about her mom’s new job at the shipyards. Fred is joined by comedian and impressionist, Roland Young. The two leave the studio for a bite to eat, but Roland seems to be having trouble with getting his order the way he wants it. He might just be stuck with that shrimp cocktail afterall.
Note: At this time in the course of the Fred Allen show, he had moved to Sunday nights, after Jack Benny. His show was shortened to a 30 minute format, rather than his full hour of fun. Though he stll has much of his voice acting cast, he is using the change to try out a variety of singers.