On our way to 79 Wistful Vista, Rico Marcceli plays, O Lady Be Good. The McGees are getting all dressed up for the big New Years shindig. Molly doesn’t agree with his fashion sense, and the old tuxedo that Fibber plans to wear. Sil is their butler, friend, and chauffeur and tries his best to lend a hand to the evenings festivities. Wardrode disasters are aplenty as Fibber gets dressed. Their giggly neighbor, Geraldine pops in with such rapid fire speech that Fibber barely gets in a word. What did she say anyway? What was she giggling at? Broadcloth McGee brags about his fashion trendsetting from a previous chapter in his life. Rico Marcceli plays a soft and tender tune.
Emery Dahlzy sings, Here’s to Romance. After their rough start, the McGee’s are on the way to the swanky restaurant, but why isn’t the people on the street they meet in the same high spirits as they are?
In the night club, Sil and Harlowe double as waiters. Molly plans to splurge and order the best from the menu, despite Fibber’s wallet meeting the strain. When Fibber brags on his vaudeville ays, it lends itself to a cute commercial where the waitress and Harlowe team up to pretend to do a high voice/low voice act to pitch the sponsor. Rico Marcceli and the band play, I Saw a Dream.
The clock ticks down, and the McGees go wild. Confetti is tossed, and Molly even dances a jig on the table top. Why is Harlowe so mad at them then? Here’s a big hint, look at the date on this episode.
Note: Molly is the voice of Geraldine. Not sure if I spelled the name of the tenor correctly.