When the guest star, Ray Milland, is given top billing in Don’s announcement, Jack takes offense and pouts. Though Mary and Phil joke about the heavy drinking Ray Milland, he is given a warm welcome. Since Ray just won the Oscar, Jack wonders what it feels like to win. As the cast meet the star, jokes about dating and drinking are the theme. Putting his Shakespearean acting style to use, Ray plugs the sponsor.
Jack announces that the play will be based on Ray’s big hit film, Lost Weekend. Of course, Jack takes the lead. Rochester phones in to talk to Ray Milland. He’s not looking for another job, is he? Larry Stevens sings, Come Closer to Me.
Since Ray wouldn’t back down on being the lead, he and Jack play twin brothers who are going on a trip. What kind of a lost weekend would it be if nobody drank alcohol? Will the admonishments of Mary and Phil be enough to keep the twins sober? The twins have their spree, and end up in the alcoholic detox ward where Frank Nelson is the attendant. Will the twins escape the ward? Will they return to their addiction? Drunken hallucenations aren’t particularly funnhy… unless you’re Jack Benny.
In closing, Jack announces that with the war over, Dennis Day will return next week. A nice farewell is given to Larry as he moves on to other projects on the radio.