After a Summer vacation, George and Gracie are back, and talk about how well the troops received George’s singing as they toured the bases. . The Happy Postman had a good Summer, tells about an award he won at the beach, and delivers fan mail. How does the postman’s voice hold up to that of Frank Sinatra’s? Tootsie Sagwell arrives to tell of her brush with Frank Sinatra. The only pitch that Bill Goodwin has is for the sponsor.
The singers for the orchestra sing, Victory Polka. Meanwhile, Gracie has headed to Frank’s house to tell him he’ll be out of a job. Thanks to the wonderful vocal talents of George. He doesn’t quite understand the bad news, so Gracie has to be blunt. Frankie is modest about his singing quality, but is willing to take on a singing duel with Sugarthroat Burns.
Back home, Gracie coaches George on his sex appeal. What impact will Tootsie have on Frank when he meets her? Let the contest begin! Frank sings, She’s Funny That Way. George counters with the same song. Will he get the same reactions, the same swooning, as Frankie? Besides Gracie, Bill Goodwin reacts… if you can call pitching the sponsor in between lines reacting. Frankie holds his own and comes back with, Sunday Monday Or Always. Has Frank won? It depends on how Gracie is affected by his performance.
Note: From the enthusiastic responses of the audience throughout the show, do you think they knew that Frankie would appear at some point?
Gracie: George has ten times the sex appeal as Frank Sinatra.
Tootsie: For what sex?