Fred is on hand for the Town Hall Tonight. First, a song, Great Day. The topic of the night’s news is public schools. Kids who have money. Another early appearance by Walter tetley, (aka. Julius/Leroy). School Administration. Government protection of spinsters.
A musical Interlude, Keep Your Fingers Crossed.
Portland tells about her doctor visit about her injured finger. A detective Willowby talks to Portland and Fred about a case he is working on.
The quartet sings, A Gal in California.
The drama is a western, Home on the Range. A nice spoof that gets snipped short just before the show is completely over.
Trivia Alert: According to George Burns in his book, ‘All My Best Friends,’ Fred Allen went through several sponsors through the years he was on radio. He claims that the sponsor of today’s show, Sal Hepatica, a relief from stomach ailments, dropped Fred after a joke he did about stingy Scotsmen, and angry letters poured in from Scotsmen who took offense. The sponsor felt it wouldn’t do to have angry Scotsmen threatening to not buy their product. Fred came back with a tongue in cheek statement that expressed his regret over the thought of having all those constipated Scotsmen on his conscience. Just the kind of signature dry wit that caused sponsors to love him, and drop him.