Gracie is trying to dig up dirt to write about in her new gossip column. She may not be up to speed on the political scene that Drew Pearson writes about, but she has a knack of knowing about Hollywood rumors. Even if she has to make them up herself. Bill Goodwin enters to suggest that Gracie hire a good snoop reporter to hit the streets for her. Can Bill do it? How about Meredeth Willson? Inspired by their latest movie, Gracie goes to hire one of the Marx Brothers to spy for her, like they did in their film.
The only brother home is Harpo, and for being known as the one who can’t speak, he surely makes himself understood to Gracie. meredeth Willson plays, On Mobile Bay, an old tune that leads to a commercial.
George isn’t impressed with Gracie’s decision, but Harpo enters to tell about… er… honk about his big Hollywood news. Gracie learns about the big star, and the knock out date he went on. The sound affects tell the story. He may not be able to serenade the girls like Frankie Sinatra, but he has his harp with him and plays, Stardust.
Gracie wants a juicy story about a robbery, and sends out her star reporter. In the meantime, the Happy Postman pops in with the latest on dedication to his duties as a postman. Not to mention his nonglamorous marital life at home. Maybe Bill Goodwin’s commercial will help his home life? Harpo returns to share his juicy story, but why is there so much silverware falling out of his sleeve? Just how big are his sleeves, and how much did he steal anyway?