This may not b the first of the new half hour format shows, but it’s the first one that exists. The shows seem to be a showcase for longstanding running gags, and most notably are recorded with a live audience.
Vic and Sade swap ridiculous newspaper articles. Vic getting laughs from the ridiculous situations, and Sade from the crazy names in the stories. Mrs Harris has popped in with her dad, Mr Sprawl. A man who can’t make up his mind about where he was born, wears a baby bonnet, and loves peanuts with chocolate smeared on the outside.
Vic does his best to fake tolerance as he plays straight man toMr Sprawl and his seeing a little bird, and. Rush surprises Sade with an announcement that he’s going to be taught how to play the piano. Not only is it a shock to Sade that the lessons are offered, but it also requires a piano, which the Gooks don’t currently own. How ridiculous can this be made? the promise to be proficient on the instrument is to be today, and the only piano available is one that has been shopped up for firewood.
Uncle Fletcher has promised to deliver the torn up piano, and even to reassemble it to playing quality. He recounts in great detail the pains he took to gather all the parts. Mr Sprawl is back to confuse even the birthplace of his daughter. Rush repeats a classic gag of his immitation of a man getting his head caught in the revolving door at the post office.
Crazy, but even crazier yet, the piano manages to be rebuilt just in time for Corkel to arrive and play an elegant melody on the slightly out of tune instrument. Corkel even gets in a few running gags about his vigorous mother, and how she is strong enough to mow the ivy on the walls of their house, but needs help with the delicate task of tieing her shoes.