It’s Sunday morning, and Rochester has trouble waking Jack up this morning. Will Jack have a surprise for Rochester as he gets dressed? Mary visits and waits for Jack to shave and get the Maxwell ready before going to rehearsal. Mary reads a letter from her mom. How cold is it back in Plainfield? Find out how her folks are dealing with the blizzards.
A luxury car and driver pulls in and its… Dennis Day? How can he afford such a car? Inside, Phil pauses his band rehearsal to swap jokes with Jack. He tells about his upcoming anniversary with Alice Faye. Dennis sings, A Melody Was Playing.
Jack introduces their featured play, his version of Nightmare Alley. The hit film took place in the setting of a carnival, and it’s attractions. In the midst of the side show attractions, the Sportsmen sing their sponsor flavored message.
Jack is tired of carnival life, and is considering running away from Nightmare Alley to join a town. Incorporating a bit to imitate Allen’s Alley Jack imitates Fred Allen. He chats with Phil as Senator Claghorn, and Dennis Day in various characters from Fred’s show. . What will the string of characters say on how they got started in the carnival?