Now that the arrangements for the arrival of Bob Hope have been put into motion, there’s still a burning question that remains. Why is Bob Hope coming to Pine Ridge? Abner talks with grandpap about the arrangements, and the publicity agent, Mr hatstaff.
First, our heros expect a visit from Bob Hopes manager, Mr Diamond. Lum wonders if the visit is due to his appearing in a Midwest Grocer and Feed store magazine. Does Bob want to learn the grocery business as a second sideline? World hunger is still a big concern in the post war era, and a phone call from Sister Simpson is an excuse for Lum to pitch the need for Americans to do their part.
Mr Diamond enters, but doesn’t seem to know what Bob’s visit is about either. Is there a hospital arond Pine Ridge? Is Bob going to entertain there? Is there any theaters for Bob to perform his act in, or some other venue?
Despite his failed efforts, Diamond thinks the appearance is all a big mistake. Will his phone call to Hollywood keep Bob Hope away? Stay tuned for the Monday episode, and all will be revealed.
Note: Jerry Hosner and Franklin Graham are the guest voice actors who portray Bob Hopes manager and publicity agents.