Background note: Dinah Shore had been out of commission, and to fill in for her is Francis Langford to sing, A Night to Remember. With Dinah recovering from laryngitis, George and Gracie has been given a full hour to present Gracie’s play. Gracie fills Francis in on the details of her play, and getting Charles Boier for her leading man.
In flashback, Gracie recounts the night before, and how she came to have dreams full of Charles Boier. What does he have that George doesn’t have? In her dream, Charles plays the part of George. A matter that confuses Gracie over the romantic change in George. Until she wakes up. Compare the dream sequence to the one in Burns and Allen – Gregory Peck. 490106.
In the morning, everything reminds Gracie of Charles Boier. The Happy Postman visits with his usual sunny comments on his married life. But he has troubling news with the letter he delivers. Guess who refuses to perform in the play?
The team of Harry Vonzel, the ad pitchman for Dinah Shore, and Bill Goodwin, the pitchman for George and Gracie, get together to present their own play for maximum sponsor impact. Stand by for a mock daytime serial, and a quiz show Francis Langford sings, O What it Seemed to Be.
Gracie has been out trying to alert her club to the lack of their star. Who can the desperate Gracie get for the romantic lead? George drops hints, Meredeth Willson arrives to suggest himself for the part. Who will Gracie get? Who can replace Charles? Stay tuned for…
Part 2: Gracie and her Ladies Uplift club have been planning a play. The final problem is to convince Charles Boier to play the lead. Though he has turned her down, Gracie manages to play on his emotions. Will the famous lover feel sorry for poor little ol’ laundry woman Gracie? Let’s just say that Charles gets revenge for her by forcing George to do his laundry. The mistake is revealed, but for the sake of art, Charles rescues the world from George, and his bad French accent. Elsewhere, Francis Langford is asked on a date by Bill Goodwin, and Harry Vonzel. At the battle of the sponsors, which will she choose? Francis sings, Temptation.
The parts are passed out, and everyone gets the first look at their parts. Somehow George ends up as Raul the French lover and rogue, while Charles has a hard time with his brogue as the Irish cop. Can George carry off the part of a romantic lover? Will Charles be able to tolerate the lines he is forced to read? Will the show go on? Dinah Shore makes an appearance to stop the fiasco.