In New York, Jack and Don give a few words of praise for the city. Mary has a few words to share about her family from New Jersey. Dennis jokes about a pet monkey. Phil enters to tease Jack about the quality of dates he picked up. Dennis sings, We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again.
A telegram arrives from Fred Allen to invite Jack to his show next week. Jack tries to tell how he made the arrangement with Fred, but Mary goes into flashback mode to tell the true story. In his hotel room, Rochester helps Jack get ready for his bath. With Jack out of the picture, Fred enters to talk with Rochester.
Facing off, the two comedians swap jabs at each other. The premise being Fred asking Jack to appear on his show. The ad libs fly through the loosely scripted dialog.
Kitzel pops in to break things up with his hot dog stand. After a quick negotiation for Jack’s wage, the deal is made to do the show for Fred.