Glamour boy Jack Benny, would prefer to be known as the studio’s new oomph man. With Rochester in his new film, the valet has been acting the part of high class actor at home. Mary tells secrets on Jack’s real claim to the title of oomph man. Kenny Baker sings, Melanchollie Moon.
Another movie spoof is announced, the hit film that featured Don Ameche, Alexander Graham Bell. The cast are assigned parts. Rochester arrives with bad news about Jack’s car. While Jack frets over his missing Maxwell, Phil plays and sings, Snug as a Bug in a Rug.
The play is set in Boston of 1870. The phone rings in the Bell home… despite not quite being invented yet… and we check on the progress out in the lab. Interruptions continue as Mary keeps getting phone calls to check on the progress of that new invention. Will those gags with the phone operators have a hand in it? As backer Kenny Baker counts out a few million dollars… one at a time… the project is delayed. Will the telephone ever be invented?