Guest announcer, Harry Vonzel opens the show.
Relaxing at home, Fibber is confused over a crossword puzzle, while Molly enjoys a murder mystery novel. An encounter with the hall closet is in store when Fibber looks for an electric cord. Instead he finds his old mandolin, Alice Darling arrives to learn about Fibber’s musical prowess. Billy Mills plays, Besa Me Mucho.
Mr Wellington visits to discover Fibber’s musical ability. Will he be able to show Fibber a thing or two with the instrument? Harry Vonzel arrives as substitute sponsor pitcher. Even Harry seems to handle the mandolin better than Fibber as he croons the sponsor’s message.
The McGee’s check on Beulah to see how she’s coming along with the chores. What does she think of the mandolin playing? The Kingsmen sing, Put on Your Old Gray Bonnet.
Reading up on music in a book doesn’t improve Fibber’s playing. Doc Gamble pops in to say that he’s not a fan of music. Molly plays referee to the bickering Doc and Fibber, but in the end even Doc whips out a few bars on the mandolin.
Note: I’m sure the mandolin playing in the show was actually done by a professional, who played in various degrees badness. In real life, Doc Gamble, Arthur Q Brian, was a singer, if not a instrumentalist, and he gets to show a little of his vocal talent tonight.