Hey, it’s that brand new singing sensation, Frank Sinatra! Actually, Frank had been singing for quite some time. It had been only recently that he became a solo act when he left Tommy Dorsey’s orchestra to strike out on his own.
The show opens with Fred talking about late breaking war happenings, and world leaders. Portland talks about her mom being a trolley motorman. Then the talk turns to topics related to dealing with the meat rationing,
the Allen’s Alley question is, “Are you raising chickens, and how are you doing?” John Doe, Mrs Noosebaum, and Socrates give their reports. Falstaff brings his poem on the topic. Why a Hen Lays an Egg. Al Goodwin’s singers, HiLo Jack and the Dame, sing, Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer.
Fred has written a song, and is looking for a singer to sing it. Maybe tonight’s guest? Frank won’t do it, but he manages to plug his upcoming appearances and film. Fred tries to sing his song, Chile. A spoof of the popular song, Brazil. Frank does sing, She’s Funny That Way. In closing, Fred talks to Frank about Jitterbugs. Fred claims to be the original jitterbug.
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