Enjoying his trip to the cigar shop, George runs into Eddie Cantor. The two old friends get caught up on family life. Eddie is glad to get his many daughters married off. With the family out of town, George invites Eddie home for dinner. At home, we learn that Gracie doesn’t have food in the house. How will she feel about having an old friend for dinner? O, she wouldn’t think of eating an old friend. Even if Gracie could go to the market, she’s out of ration stamps. After a sponsor message from Bill Goodwin, Gracie tries to part Eddie with his ration book.
Jimmy Cash sings, Make Believe. George and Eddie remember the times when food was more plentiful, and trust that Gracie will cook up something. The hungry gents look forward to Gracie’s masterpiece… as long as it isn’t shrimp. Eddie is allergic. Can you guess the only food Gracie has managed to find?
Felix Mills, and the Swantets perform, Pistol Packing Mama. Can Gracie or George think of a way to get Eddie to leave on his own? Will he be offended by a fake gambling habit of George’s? Or a request from Gracie to hire her friend Tootsie for a part in a movie? Bill returns for another sponsor message. Eddie gets a phone call from his wife Ida, and now he invites George and Gracie over for dinner. Will he have enough food? Will Ida react well to the unexpected company?