Don rolls the clock back a little, to about an hour before the show. We find Jack having a dinner of hash. Jack has a little trouble washing dishes though. Having enough of domestic chores, Jack sets out for the studio. He’ll have to thumb a ride though.
Mel Blanc and his gal think tthe shabbily dressed Jack is a bum, and not a famous radio starr. On the car radio we listen to hear Phil Harris as he sings his signature tune, That’s What I Like About the South. Later, Dennis sings, The Stars Will Remember.
Jack arrives in the studio, and jokes about Christmas gifts. Don claims the Sportsmen have a cold, and their rendition of, happy Days are Here Again reflects a trace of the sniffles and sneezing.
The feature play is Goodbye 1947 Hello 1948. In Jack’s annual ritual of reviewing the old year, and greeting the new, Alice Faye stands in ffor Mary, and plays Columbia, while Phil is uncle Sam. Topics include chewing gum, the rain, and high production in post war factories. Pop songs, relations with Mexico, horse racing, and more make the scene before the baby new year comes on board. how will old 1947 fare? What advice will be passed along for new 1948?