Not sure the date is correct, but this may have been a re-worked script that was aired here. It just sounds like an earlier recording. This routine was a popular one that also made it to their TV show..
In need of cash, Gracie tries to borrow some from the maid, Mrs Reagan. Instead, Gracie is advised to use a little flattery to get George to lay out money for a new hat. Why not just use the direct approach? Because George says no. Jimmy Cash sings, The Day After Forever.
After some transition music by Felix Mills, George admits that the flattery almost worked, but when Gracie tells how she got a ticket for just waving, hope of a hat ends. Her chain of events in driving the car underscores her lack of driving skills. Still, she gets to take the car on a shopping trip. Will she and Mrs Reagan make it home without a scratch on the car? They meet the Happy postman, who witnesses the crunched bumper, and gives some marital advice. Back home, Bill Goodwin helps Gracie back the car into the garage to hide the dented bumper. When George has his own fender bender, he thinks his little tap on the bumper caused all the damage. The band plays, and the singers sing, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles.
Worried what Gracie would say, George lets Bill get him over a barrel in agreeing to keep the secret. With both worried, and burdened with a confession, who will break first and admit to the dented bumper? How forgiving will Gracie be once George comes clean? How forgiving will George be once the postman spills the beans on the real cause of the damage?
Note: Extra songs are added. Probably to fill in time where commercials were snipped for use with AFRS.