At the request of soldiers in the tropics of Panama, the show is hosted by Gene Tierney. Betty Hutton sings, Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry. Sports news is brought by Gary Cooper, who has a little trouble in reading, and turning pages in the script. A quote from Joe Louis claims god is on our side.
Soldiers from military hospitals ask for Arthur Q Brian as his character, Raymond Radcliff. He talks with Doug MacMurray about parachute troops, horses, and various failed attempts to fit in with military units. The Andrews Sisters sing their hit, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy. Backed by Ray Noble. Bergen and McCarthy joke about money, so Edgar tells the story of the Pied Piper. Charlie is skeptical over why rats would follow a piper, and can’t believe they drowned. How will all this teach Charlie the value of earning honest money?
Ginnie Simms sings, Embrace Me. Bob Burns tells how folks from his home town are turning out for war work. Even the women are doing relief work at the Red Cross, if they’re too puny for welding. . Other relatives have struck oil, and marvel at the big fancy rooms in their new mansions. Especially the foot bath with two lids on it. Gene Tierney shares a parting word of encouragement for the troops.
Keith gives a nod to military people, especially those serving overseas. Also a review of the entainers appearing in today’s show.