It’s the season opener, and Jack is being tormented by a couple thugs, until Rochester rescues him from his dream. On the way to the studio in the Maxwell, the preseason jitters keep up. Don meets the singing Jack to compare preshow butterflies, and he tells about the new quartet who will be doing the commercials this season. Phil plays, The Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night.
In the studio, Don makes the opening introductions to kick off the show. He and Jack talk about being on the air for their 13th year together. Mary talks about the weight she has gained over the Summer break, and what she did on her vacation. When she mentions Phil’s new show on the Fitch Bandwagon, Jack can’t believe itfs. He’s even more surprised to learn about Dennis new show. The first Sportsmen commercial is presented. What’s Jack getting for the $500 dollars a week that they’re getting paid? Hmm…
Phil enters to interupt Jack’s outbreak with Don over the commercial. He jokes about his vacation, a take on the popular film of the day, Lost Weekend. What’s Dennis doing? Jack tries to phone him, but gets Gertrude and Mabel, the telephone operators instead. They talk about their vacation with more jabs at popular movie titles, but no word from Dennis.
Dennis surprises Jack with his entrance, then jokes about his new show. After threats from Jack, Phil slips into a impression of Senator Claghorn from the Fred Allen show, and Dennis does a line from the Mad Russian. Dennis sings, One and Only You. Jack was so mad that he storms out, and on the way home in the Maxwell, he pouts to Mary about his luck.