The Merrymacks open with a few bars of Yip Ai Atti Ai Ay. Fred and Harry Vonzel share some alphabetic introductions and adlibs. Moving on to the Ipana News in Review, it features overcrowded rooming houses. Fred interviews a string of characters to illustrate the problem.
A precursor to Falstaff Openshre, Poet Thorndyke Swineberg returns to share a poem, the Crowded Rooming House. A brief drama about an actor enforces the rooming house problem.
The Merrymacks sing, The Gaucho Serenade.
Peter VanSeetin plays a musical transition, Cherry Berry Bin. Portland helps Fred greet their guest, and tells how she helped the merrymacks. They talk about leap year, the time when it was perfectly acceptable for a young, single woman to be so forward as to chase after a man, and propose marriage to him. The guest is a man who oversees the Statue of Liberty. Facts and trivia about the statue is shared.
Win Murray sings, I Thought About You.
After the Station break. Fred’s roundtable panelists include: a man in liquor sales from Jackson Heights, a woman in the importing business, and with time running short the third panelist isn’t fully introduced. The question is: With all the Mother In Law jokes out there, should the jokes be stopped and more respect given to mothers in law?
The Merrymacks sing, I’ll See You In My Dreams.
The Mighty Allen Art Players present a drama, Admiral Allen Was Living a Dogs Life So They Left Him at the Pole. Or, Life at the North Pole. A drama spoofing Admiral Perry, and his expedition to the North Pole. After a quick radio report from the admiral, we are taken behind the scenes to learn what it’s really like with the freezing team of explorers.
PS: I know the show title says, ‘South Pole’ but with the comedy references, either Fred Allen and his writers were mixed up, or the spoof is at the other end of the clobe. Last time I checked there were no Eskimos down South, just to mention one glitch.