Jack is to go on an old fashioned vaudeville style tour, and is packing for his trip to Chicago. Will Rochester be able to squeeze in all the goodies that Jack needs? Jack talks about old friends, the names in his little black book, then makes the round of phone calls to make sure his cast is ready to go.
After his phone call, Phil talks to Alice about his own little black book. Will she find her own name in there? Dennis hangs up on the phone, and talks to his mom about the travelling arrangements. Verna Felton gives motherly advice about girls, and what her innocent boy ought to know about. Too bad she didn’t foresee his bathing suit mishap. What kind of facts of life will his dad warn him about? What might be ound in his own little black book? Mary promises Dennis a date as she hangs up the phone. Her sister Babe is on hand to help Mary get packed. Even Mary has a little black book. I wonder who is in hers. In Don Wilson’s house, his wife runs across his black book. Will this lead to an awkward moment? Maybe just to a commercial.
At the station, Jack and Mary talk about the line up for the show in Chicago. Mel Blanc calls the train departures. Jack clashes with Frank Nelson at the ticket desk. Elliot Lewis needs help from Frank, and their conversation is straight from a popular song of the day. The Sportsmen sing a sponsor message to the tune of, The Atchinson, Topeka, and Santa Fe.
Mr Kitzel pops in to add to the zaniness, and complains about his wife and relatives. Emilie and Martha, two old biddies, and fans of Jack, arrive to wish him farewell with an orchid. Will the starstruck fans stand the strain?
Note: This is one of the rare times when Alice Faye appears on the show.