After a show of bravery, or lack of it, Mel and Betty get ready to see a movie. Will he be able to prove himself and get his name in the papers? Suddenly a mystery presents itself, and Mel springs into action as a detective. Who has been stealing only one slice of bread from every loaf in Colby’s grocery store?
Professor Potchnik meets Mel as he walks down the street. The piano teacher shares his perspective of the movie that he just came from. Has the professor, Colby, or Betty given Mel reason to doubt their innocence in the great bread caper?
Hartly Benson, a gent who seems to talk in an overdone impression of Ronald Coleman, or other swanky leading man type, offers Mel some fashion advice. Still in pursuit of the bread thief, Mel next encounters Mr Cushing, the Mighty Potentate, who shares about the fights he has with his wife. If he hates his wife so much, why did he even marry her?
A bump on the head, blends all the encounters of Mels day into a crazy dream involving Bugs Bunny in a court of law to cross examine the witnesses. Will Mel revive OK from the bump? Will he learn the secret behind the mystery?
Note: By this point in this 1 season series, the producers must have known they weren’t going to be picked up again in the Fall. Scripts begin to get m,ore weird, and a re-run or 2 pops up.
I think the writers must have just tossed out a lot of their brainstorm ideas that got shot down from earlier in the year. Some of the gags to come can be a little over the top and edgy for the time period. Also some of the running gags are pushed a little further than they probably hould have been.
With all the top notch voice and character actors in the show, I can’t figure why it make a bigger splash on radio. Maybe that’s it. Everybody was tops as a character, but nobody had enough star power to be known as the leading man, or main comedian. As tallnted as Mel was, he wasn’t a known comedian like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, or Eddie Cantor.
What do you think? Leave your comment for me.