Before the show starts, get a news flash about the latest in food rationing. Joking about military acronyms, Jack gets a nickname, then teases Don Wilson about his weight. Topics for the jokes include the high tech training the soldiers are learning. How wwill the dedicated men in training recieve Mary? Talking about where they’re all staying, Mary tells secrets on Jack. Dennis enters, and is upset because he thinks the guest bandleader, Bob Crosby, is actually Bing. Will Jack be able to ease the hard feelings? How will Bob fit into the jokes of the cast?
Dennis sings, I Heard That Song Before. After a thrilling, dreamy commercial from Don, Jack goes over their schedule for their upcoming travels to military camps. Jack tells about trying on his old Navy uniform after all these years. Did Jack win any medals for his service? Mary tells the truth about his award. Being so close to Jack’s home town of Waukegan, he tells the gang about the sights in town. It inspires Bob to want to raise money for a monument for Jack. A man enters to catch up with Jack on childhood acquaintences. Bob transitions with, I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Baby.
Jack has been considering Bob’s idea about erecting a monument on the site of his birthplace. The mystery man is back, this time with his wife. Who is Jack’s old friend? I have a feeling Jack will find out eventually, but first, Rochester phones in. Rochester tells about his girl troubles.
PS: Bob Crosby is filling in tonight, but in years to come, he’ll take over full time when Phil Harris leaves the show.