Don takes us on a flashback to Jack Benny’s garage, where he and Rochester try to start the Maxwell. Phil arrives to drive Jack to the studio, and show off his modern, push button dashboard. Two little old ladies, Martha and Emilie, admire Jack as he drives by, commenting on his early vaudeville career.
The band plays, It’s a Pity to Say Goodnight. Jack explains to Don and Dennis about the upcoming play, and Mary’s absence. Won’t Jack give the Sportsmen one more chance to prove themselves worthy for the commercial? If not an opera piece, what about a current pop song? Dennis Day sings, You For Me Forever More.
The Killers, a famous Hemmingway story, turned into a recent hit film, gets a presentation by Jack and his cast. Jack is the owner of a lunch room who has plans for big renovations. Edward G Robinson makes an appearance with his henchman, Dennis. What do the two tough guys want? Edward takes the opportunity to relive the Chiss Sweese sandwich line.
Edward tosses out the puns, jokes, and even puts a curve on his usual tough guy persona. Will there be a big shoot out scene? Who is going to catch the bullet and milk his death scene?
Note: Is this the first time the Maxwell is back after the war? It went off to war early on during the fighting, and was replaced by a reconverted taxi. Unlike Dennis Day, who was welcomed back and recognized, the Maxwell seems to have sneaked back into the picture. Edward G Robinson
is no stranger to the show. He made his first appearance early on in a 1932 episode, shortly after his son was born.
A fact that Jack mentions on that earlier episode.