With food prices skyrocketing, Alice wants to reduce the budget. Phil confuses her desire to reduce with going on a diet, and she pokes fun at his age. Naturally, Willie has something to say about high prices. Can Phil buy a week’s worth of groceries for $10 or less? That would be quite a feat, even for 1951 dollars. Frankie enters to get the scoop from Phil about the bickering over the grocery bill. Alice sings, I Hear Singing.
Rising to the challenge to snip the budget from $35 to only $5, Phil and Frankie do the shopping. Alice tags along in disbelief. What kinds of deals will be found at Joe’s Supermarket and Reclaimed Food? Phil figures a wholesale house will do the trick. Doesn’t that mean he has to buy in bulk? Phil sings, Possibilities.
To store the hundreds of pounds of meat he bought, Phil sets out to buy a commercial deep freeze. Despite wanting a legitimate dealer, Frankie knows a guy… and Grogan has just what he wants Phil to need. At home the meat has been delivered, along with Julius, who adds to the comedy of errors. Julius gets to test the walk in freezer, but it turns out to be a… well, just listen to the episode to figure it out.
Note: Frank Nelson is the grocery store owner, Joe. Sidney Sheldon is IJ Grogan.