The Peter Van Seetin singers sing, This Night. It’s Washington’s birthday and like it or not, Fred gets a truthful introduction.
In the Town Hall News of the Week, topics include: New York City subway posters, and the artistic nature of them. Grafiti artists. Art lovers. Artists. What else can the subway traveller expect? The next topic is related to income taxes, and San Fransisco’s Golden Gate Fair.
The Merrymacks sing, Too Tired.
Peter Van Seetin plays, The Toy Trumpet. Fred talks about television, and how it might put radio out of business, as he introduces a glass blower who makes the tubes needed to manufacture television tubes. Fred manages a quick jab at his rival, Jack Benny as he learns the nuances of the art of glass blowing. Mr Carl Schuman’s documentary of being a glassblower is punctuated by Fred’s jokes and puns.
The Town Hall singers sing, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel.
Station break. Portland arrives and talks about the latest teasing from Jack Benny. Fred returns with his own jokes about Jack, then Harry joins the conversation to discuss the sportsman’s fair, and a skunk call, which is Peter Van Seetin’s cue to join in the fun. Fred’s on a roll with his adlibs. The sound man miscues a sound as the discussion of the future of radio, television and entertainment is presented.
The Merry macks sing, Hawaiian War Chant.
The Mighty Allen Art Players present, Murder at the Opera. Fred the opera star has trouble with temperamental musicians, wardrobe malfunctions, and misguided fans. The opera is about to begin and Fred takes his place. Fred sings and knocks them dead, literally. Despite his dead opera partner, Fred and the show goes on. Is it just coincidence when the understudy also falls dead? With three prima donnas dead on the stage, the cops are on hand to investigate the murders. What is the secret to the crime? It’s all about the bulls. Still confused? Just listen in for the punny ending.