The old Retrobots give a brief history of Fibber and Molly, before launching us back in time for thisearly treat.
Audio is slightly staticky, but is overall in good shape. Rico Marcelli plays a few bars of, Goodie Goodie. Then a promotional for spinning tops with pictures of Fibber and Molly on them is presented. As Molly and Fibber walk, he tries to wax funny with the puns, but even he knows that it… ‘Taint funny McGee. The two discover they don’t have enough money to ride the streetcar, and due to a stroke of luck, Fibber gets an opportunity to take over as the streetcar motorman. Rico Marcelli plays, Why.
As Fibber drives, Molly takes the fares, and he brags about his past exploits as being a Motorman. Passengers come and go including a woman who rides on a $20 bill scam. Horatio K Boomer claims to be a police officer, but has about any token of evidence except for his star. Audrey Call, violinist for Rico Marcelli, plays a solo as she boards Fibbers streetcar.
The sometimes valet for the McGee’s, Silly, tries to board, followed by Teeny. Just how old is she, and is she old enough to ride the streetcar? A Chinese guy called John pops on to challenge the pronunciation of the English language as used by Fibber. Last stop for Fibber is own house as he derails the streetcar.
Note: The woman who scammed her ride is played by Marian Jordan. The Chinese rider with the high pitched voice is Harold Peary.
PS: For a version of this episode without Retrobot comments, visit: Fibber McGee and Molly – StreetCar Motorman. 360420