Jack isn’t happy with Don’s introduction for this final show of the season. Mary doesn’t help Jack’s mood, but a call to the telephone operators gets some comic relief going. They discuss Jack’s personality off the air, and a recent date Gertrude had with him. Dennis arrives for some craziness, then he sings, All By Myself.
Bob Crosby arrives to talk about his vacation plans, and Jack tells who the Summer replacement show will be. The call to Rochester is put through, and he tells that he may be getting married this Summer. Will he be leaving Jack? What about Jack? Where will he be vacationing? Mary goes into flashback to tell about a vacation of the past.
On a European vacation, we find Jack and Mary on a gondola ride. Not being able to understand the Italian gondolier is driving Jack nuts. The Sportsmen play singing gondoliers and sing, Funiculi Funicula, that of course turns out to be a sponsor message.
The fun on the canals ends with a follow up phone call from Rochester.
Note: As they ride through the canals, Mary reads a series of Italian signs, ending up in one with the words, Berma Shave. In the era of radio, the shaving cream company had red signs, with white lettering on every highway across America. Various messages were posted, one line of the message at a time. The 4 to 6 line rhyming signs usually had a road safety message, or a reason to buy shaving cream, and always ending in a sign with the company’s stylized name and logo.