Bud and Lou joke around about the news, and running a newspaper. Lou claims to be a great reporter. Sounds more like a peeping Tom to me though. Ken Niles even hops on the band wagon of offering news on animals. The jokes turn to good looks, or lack of them when Verna Felton shows up. Bud wants to make her fashion editer of his newspaper. Lou goes for the big headlines, world news. He phones Adolf Hitler himself, and Mel Blanc comes back with a passable, and funny, impression of that national leader. Freddie Rich plays, I Love You.
The newspaper does so well, Lou is phoned by a rival editor to complain. Bud assigns Lou as police reporter, and explains his job duties. The description lays out a scenario full of joking around about car chases, girls, shoot outs, and more.
When Hetta Hopper shows up, Lou tells jokes about her name. Then Lou and Hetta share a moment of gossip. Connie haines sings, Spring will be a Little Late This Year.
The paper is almost ready to go to press, but what Bud needs is a good headline story. Instead, Lou teases Hetta about her hat. Hetta give Bud a hot tip for a headline story. They go to the house of the Duches of Frappingham for a big party. Lou pokes fun at high society, then gets tossed out. With Hettas help, she sneaks them in the back way.
Do they ever get the big story? Do they make it to press on time? I don’t think it matters as long as the laughs keep coming.
Note: Last week’s episode had the same date as this one. If I would have been smart enough to listen to the credits all the way to the end, I would have fixed that. It’s announced that next week is the show with Dagwood and Blondie. Now we know.