Playing off the running gag that Phil steals Jacks girlfriends, Don pokes fun at Jack. The feud between Jack Benny and Fred Allen began last episode, in responce to a wisecrack made the week before on Fred’s show. Jack kicks it up a notch by complaining about Fred’s attack on his violin playing,, while his cast all think Fred’s show was hillarious. After another running gag, a knock at the door with new year greetings, Phil Harris plays, When My Dreamboat Comes Home.
Jack brags about being an outdoor man, and flubs a line. The jokes are interupted when a stranger raises his voice in protest. Buckingham Benny, a window dresser from Pomona, doesn’t like the attention he’s getting due to the run of Buck Benny sketches. Will the cast’s casual greetings to him drive him mad? Kenny Baker sings, Where Are You Now.(Casmir in Song).
In introducing the Buck Benny sketch, Jack gets in another jab at Fred Allen. We join the cowboys napping in the jailhouse, dreaming of catching Cactus Face. Jokes include the post office, drinking, excersizing, then it’s off to Tombstone Creek to catch a rustler.
Phil plays some travelling music, and we find Buck arriving at the haunted hotel. Will they find Cactus Face? Andy Devine shares in the spooky moments, but Cactus Face Elmer slips away.
Note: When My Dreamboat Comes Home was a chart topper in 1936, and roughly 20 years later would top the charts again when Fats Domino covered it.