That genial personality who guides the program, Jack Benny, isn’t falling for the buttering up with the shopping days until Christmas running short. Even Mary has nothing but good things to say to that adorable person. Yipe! Will Phil be any more subtle in his praise for Jack? A letter arrives, and Mary reads the news from Plainfield. How was the family holiday with the relatives? Phil Harris plays, Oh Johnny Oh.
The play from last week resumes… The Murder of Dynamite Dugan, or, He Kicked the Bucket When He Kicked the Ball. Jack assigns parts, and the drama moves off the field, as Captain O’Benny prepares to investigate coeds. Rochester phones in with car trouble, and gets a hint at his Christmas gift. Dennis sings, Lilacs in the Rain.
In police headquarters, Jack deals with his assistants Dennis and Don, when the phone call comes in to investigate the murder. At the school, Dean Phil shows off his expertise of big words… or lack thereof. Will Jack manage to discover who the killer was, among the double talking witnesses?
Note: We learn Jack has named his ostrich Trudy, after not actually being able to eat it as the Thanksgiving turkey in the show from three weeks ago.