After the opening word, the band perform and sing a few bars of, Weather Man. We find Fibber and Molly stopping at a carnival. It’s actually a banner filled grand opening of the Wistful Vista home site. Travelling vaudevillian, Fibber, is only out for a free sandwich, but Molly is tired of the travelling life of a vaudeville actor and wants to settle down in the new home. She’s especially thrilled to learn the house can be had by a drawing from a raffle. Fibber brags about being a real estate expert known as O’Riley McGee with holdings in Panama. The band plays a smmoothe dance number, I Wish on the Moon.
To slide into the commercial, Fibber brags about his bee farm. Ronnie Mansfield sings, My Heart Stood Still. Fibberf stuffs himself on the free sandwiches as Molly talks about their chances to win the house. Is it all too good to be true? is the raffle just a big gyp? The big moment to announce the winner arrives.
PS: since fans of the show know that famous address of 79 WiStful Vista, it should be no surprise to find that Molly has been holding the lucky ticket.
Definitely a milestone show for the series and performers. In real lilfe, after Fibber returned from he first World War, he tried to settle down after being a struggling, travelling vaudevillian. Fibber, actually Jim Jordan, took time off the road to try to settle down, but the sedate life of a regular job didn’t suit him. Hearing an act on the radio, and knowing he could do better tan that, he took his wife to the station and got the job. (paraphrased from statements made by George Burns in his book, All My Best Friends.)
Finding a new breath of life in his comedy, Jim and Marian Jordan went back into acting, but with virtually no moving as their audience could now hear them over the airwaves. Their new career would take them to Chicago, then to California.