The opening monolog pokes fun at the rising cost of living, and Jack Benny. Announcer and voice actor, Hy Averback pitches in to talk about the return of Jack Benny in three weeks, and his memorable… er is that unforgetable… or some kind of humor that’s.. um… something or other. How did that joke go again? The Jerry Fielding orchestra plays, Riding High.
Little Known People Who Mean Absolutely Nothing: Jack interviews a lady wrestler. Get a behind the scenes look at her training methods, and how she got involved in the sport. Is wrestling something that runs in her family? What kind of love affair does the wrestler have?
The housing shortage is still a hot topic, and Jack takes a look at the option to live in an underground house. What problems are there in getting a few rays of sunlight? What other underground jokes might be told? Trudy Irwin sings, It’s a Good Day.
The school year is well underway, but Jack tells that enrollments are down. Why aren’t kids coming back? He spoofs some marketing ideas for radio ads to appeal to the kidds. Maybe doing a format in the style of a radio quiz program will help? What might be some practical ideas to interest the returning high school student? Language skills, hot rods, romance in literature? What if high school were like a hard boild radio detective mystery? Get ready for a spoof sketch of the undercurrents of high school life. In the end Jack makes a public service announcement to recruit teachers, and tell of the need for reform in the education system.
Note: This would be a pivotal era for the education system. Before World War 2, most people were educated in a one room schoolhouse. After the war, schools began to shift into the multiple roomed and graded sgtructure we know today. I’m sure the baby boom in the post war era contributed to the need for a more mass produced style of education, and making the one room schools obsolete. More teachers were needed, more books and materials, and a larger campus to house it all had to be built.
Also: I don’t have a clue wwhat the title of the show has to do with it’s contents. Maybe it’s mislabeled, or the show got mixed up with another. Even so, I can’t find the show to match the title, or a show title that matches what’s actually in this one.