As Judge Hooker gives a speech on the radio on how to raise children, Gildersleeves makes remarks to poke fun at his rival. Why do the ladies flock to the judge’s advice? Gildersleeves puts the judge on the spot, and bets him his advice will fall flat if he applied it to real kids.
Back home, Gildersleeves tells Leroy and Narjorie a little about his childhood upbringing. Would Gildy do any better on the air? Leroy thinks his uncle has a good enough singing voice to be on the radio. How about if he sings under a secret identity? Wearing a mask, and going under the identity of a Portuguese singer named Ricardo, will anybody guess who he is? Soon all the ladies in town are talking about Ricardo. They all have a mental image of how handsome the romantic singer must look. Fan mail pours in, and Leroy helps read it. How’s the judge, the mothers little helper doing? Has the bet been won? Mel Blanc joins the judge to agree they have a problem with Ricardo. Gildy balks at removing the golden throated singer from the radio. It could set music back on its ear.
A particular fan, Rosita Calahan, is desperate for a meeting with the mysterious singer. Being a major stockholder in the radio station, she gets her wish. She also turns out to be someone who is a rival for some of the Gildersleeves business holdings in town. How will Gildy do in the uncomfortable situation?
Back home, Gildy finds that even his maid, Birdie, is smitten by the romantic voice coming over the air waves. We haven’t heard the last of Rosita Calahan, who now thinks that Gildy is directly responsible for bumping off the singing personality. Will he be having one of his bad days in trying to explain himself to the cops?
Note: In real life Harold Peary, the Great Gildersleeves, was of l Portuguese decent.