Also featuring Dorothy Lamour. The Warner Jansen orchestra opens with, You Can’t Take that Away From Me. Edgar Bergen and Charlie enter to discuss winning friends. How will Charlie manage to put those skills into practice with Don Ameche? A yachting party could be his reward. Rising to prominence as a top Hollywood star in only the past year, Dorothy Lamour sings, There’s a Lull in my Life.
Carole Lumbered reproduces her role as Lilly Garland in a short romantic comedy drama. Don helps with the scene set on Broadway, with talent agent and aspiring actress. Station break.
Charlie tries his hand at romancing Carole. His attempts prove more humorous than those of Don Ameche’s just moments before. The Jansen orchestra play a medley to include: I Dream of Jeanie, Camp Town Races, Old Black Joe, and Swanee River. WC Fields is warned by Don to not keep mentioning his studio, Paramount… so he does. Dorothy is on hand to fend off the advances of WC. His recent illness also makes an appearance to be joked about. Charlie has a way of being particularly irksome to WC. The aging comedian waxes on about a pet snake. Joseph Bentoelli presents an aria or two from an opera. The Jensen orchestra, and all the gang perform, Johnny One Note.
Note: Among topics that WC Fields mentioned is: Flit, a popular insecticide of the day that came in a spray gun.
A joke about his name, Bill, or WC. Of course WC is the name for a bathroom in the UK. While he performed over there, WC Fields changed the way he was billed, usually as William Claude Fields. Which name is it that he preferred… sometimes? WC, meaning water closet? The more prominent, WC, for William Claude? Or the even more personable, Bill? The world may never know, but the joke is certainly a multi-layered one.