The Peter Van Seetin singers sing, Roll Out the Barrel. Then, Fred has to pay for his introduction. The cast get reacquainted after the Summer break. Portland pops in to tell about her Summer with her mom. With all the greetings, and reuniting, will the show ever get started? Mr Sprague is on hand from the sponsor to change things up for this new season.
The Merrymacks sing, Good Morning Mr Zip Zip Zip.
Peter VanSeetin plays a musical transition, Jumping Jive. Will the sponsor be happy with the show changes yet? Fred tries a quiz show format. A group of studio members is gathered. An insurance salesman, a census taker, and a men’s clothing store manager. Fred’s quiz is on the up and up, and the contestants are awarded their prizes. If nothing else, it’s a good medium for Fred to adlib with some real people, buch the same as Groucho would do about 10 yearws later.
Moving right along, Portland tries to get in a few words, but Mr Sprague is back with his suggestions. A new singer is on the show, Lynn Murray. She sings, Sing for Your Supper.
Station break. Ned Sparks, well known comedian of the day, shares a few words with Fred. The two dour, nasaly comics swap insults out the nose. Ted was known as a dead pan comic who never smiled or laughed. Can Fred get his guest to laugh?
Peter VanSeetin plays a tune of transition.
The Mighty Allen Art Players perform: Stanley and What’s His Name. Fred is Henry Stanley and is on his way to learn the whereabouts of the famous Dr Livingston. True to his spoofing form, Fred travels through deepest darkest Africa as he has close encounters with natives, cannibals, and jungle hazzards. Will he ever get to use his famous phrase of greeting? Or will tongue in cheek references to pop culture of the day reign?
The happy ending takes a tragic end, but how could it be any other way when comedy is involved. Fred gets in a quick jab at Jack Benny as his play comes to a close.
To wrap things up, the Merrymacks sing, Moonlight Bay.