Not actually a Spike Jones program, but a Special presentation to raise funds for the Shriners. OK, well, not actually a fund raiser, but a tribute to the work the Shriners do in providing care to crippled children, and a public awareness message.
Announcers are Don Wilson and Ken Carpenter. They open with an interesting song about what they do as announcers. The King Cole Trio sing, Paper Moon.
Salutes to the Shriners and their work come in the form of Roy Rogers and Trigger doing a short drama. Spike Jones is introduced with his newly reconstructed band, the City Slickers. They perform, Laura.
The Shriner’s Supreme Potentate shares a few words about the history of the Shriner’s hospitals before introducing Bob Hope. Bob pokes some good natured fun at the Shriners. His jokes lean toward his own sponsor, butter shortages, and general lodge hall and convention humor.
Dinah Shore has lost her voice, so the announcers do some teasing about it. In her place her husband George Montgomery has a few words delivered via remote. George tells of Dinah’s childhood illness with Childhood Paralysis, and how she overcame it. Though Dinah can’t sing, or talk, she delivers a piano recital.
Heissman trophy winner, and war hero Tom Harmon gives a few motivational words in tribute of the Shriner’s hospitals. Spike is back to perform the Hawaiian War Chant, and wrap up the show. Ending is a little choppy.