The rain pours down on 79 Wistful Vista, but we find Fibber and Molly downtown. As Molly stands inside the doorway of the drugstore, Fibber stands in the downpour. Who is he waiting for? Doc Gamble walks up to swap puns with Fibber. As Molly takes shelter in the drugstore, Mayor Latrivia talks to Fibber about the rain. They talk about the terrible weather and mud in their wartime experiences.
Fibber’s one sided exchange of war stories gives way to Harlowe Wilcox, and the commercial.
Wallace Wimple is in the rain after being locked out by his big old wife Sweetie Face. Maybe heought to go to the library to read a bird book. The Kingsmen sing, It’s a Good Day.
Will Fibber be tempted to step inside the store to get out of the rain? Molly is back, just in time for police officer Mulhooney to check on the soggy Fibber. The man who Fibber is waiting for is an old Vaudevillian, and Molly finally learns why Fibber has been so loyal to meet with his old friend.
Note: Fibber, Jim Jordan, served in the first world war, and Gale Gordon had been on the show since the early 1940’s, but left to serve in World War 2. Jim had just gotten married, after being advised that his draft board would likely pass him over for being called to serve. it didn’t work out that way, and he left his new bride behind as he left for France.
Though he often jokes about being anything from a Private to a General in the show, he ended up as a Corporal in an entertainment unit. On returning to civilian life, he tried to settle down and make a go of it in a regular job. Acting on a bet, and knowing he could do better than the entertainers he heard on the radio, he applied for, and got the job to do his own act on the airwaves. It was the start of his long career on radio.