Features special guest star, Burt Gordon the Mad Russian. Mel is to have a newspaper article written about him, all about his exciting lifestory, and rise to success. Or something. Getting all spruced up for the night’s festive events for the community chest fund raiser, Zookie gets flustered when Betty flirts with him.
At the party we get to meet Mrs Cushing, the wife of the mighty potentate of the Zebra lodge. The Victor Miller orchestra plays, an the Sportsmen sing a medley of hit tunes from the musical Annie Get Your Gun including, Doing What Comes Naturally, Falling in Love is Wonderful, and Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night.
Zookie gets to put on a play he wrote himself about Columbus coming to America. Mel is Columbus, and the Mad Russian is one of the indians who greets him. Mel plays the straight man to the wackiness of the Mad Russian, as topics of housing shortages are blended in with indian themed humor, and even stereotypical cowboys, outlaws, and other themes.