Rolling back the clock to Jack’s birthday on Februrary 14, we join Jack and mary as they get ready for his formal party. Mary reads out telegrams of top name celebrities as they all decline their invitations. Rochhester jokes about the fine cuzine that Jack has planned, When a salesman visits, rather than sending him way, jack takes advantage of their demonstration to provide services to the party. Will his top name guests be in the market to the sales pitch for pots and pans?
Are the Coleman’s as thrilled as Jack is over his party? Ronald looks through a medical dictionary to find a good disease that he can claim, and bow ut gracefully. As Bonita grills him, RRonald offers his opions of Jack and his cast. Back at Jack’s, the cast arrives
His cheapness shows as more party preparations are revealed. Phil shares in the jokes about lieing about aging, and the cast share jokes about their zodiac signs. Guests arrive including the Colemans and Isaac Stern. As compliments are layed out about Isaac Stern’s musical tallent, Jack tries to chime in, only to be stoppped short with a, “Shuttup!” from Mary.
Isaac is talked into playing his violin for a special treat of what a real concert violinist sounds like. Will Jack also be tempted to play a tune on his fiddle? Will the dinner go well? How will the guests react to the sales presentation they’re expected to sit through?
PS: Not the only time the “Shut up” joke was done. It happened at least 2 other times, with the first time getting the longest laugh for the show. An episode featuring Dorothy Kirsten. Not sure if I have it posted on the site. Do a search for it and see.