Hosted by Dinah Shore. She sings, Taking a Chance on Love. Sportsmen sing, In My Arms. Bill Thompson, voice actor of most of the voices from the Fibber McGee and Molly show gets into character as the Old Timer, Mr. Wimple, and tells about a unique musical instrument. Carlos Ramirez sings. Dinah is back with encouraging words to the troops, then with the Sportsmen sing, Yankee Doodle Girl. Capt. Meredeth Willson provides musical support for the show. Dinah reads from the mail bag, followed by comedian, Dick Daniel, who talks about life in an Army camp. Ruth Hussey comes out to help the comedian with speaking foreign languages, fashion, and going on dates. Dinah sings a medley of tunes.
Last week Gracie’s mom came to visit, and she’s still here. Gracie tries to stand up for him, but mom doesn’t let George get a word in edgewise. His jokes don’t impress mom, maybe his singing will.
For relief, George visits Joe Bagley. Bill and Gracie make a plan to have George look like a real handyman. Meanwhile George and Joe talk and come up with their own plan. There plans are similar. Gracie’s involves having George prove that he’s a good handyman so mom will go home. Joe’s plan is to wreck the plumbing and electric so mom will go home due to the inconvenience. Mom is leaning toward Gracie’s plan. What’s George to do?
Seeing that he needs to repair his mess, George gets busy, and tries his best, but things are all crossed up. A friend agrees to help George, but Gracie wants to keep mom out of the basement to preserve the illusion of George the handyman. With the job done, unknown to George, more of his friends arrive to help. Too bad they put George back on square one with his mom.
Archie introduces the shows guest stars, and day dreams about the benefits of getting away from it all to enjoy the great outdoors. Guests are to be movie actress, Rita Hayworth, and big game hunter, Frank Buck. Clark Dennis sings, I Just Kissed Your Picture Goodnight. Frank Buck arrives and the cast talks to him about animals. Rita Hayward shows up, and brings out the animal in Archie. Frank has a similar problem in fending off Miss Duffy.
Betty Hutton. 1943. Bluebirds in my Bellfrey.
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In the show, you’ll notice a lack of Tonto, and some of the masked man’s mannerisms are a little different. It would take some evolution of the characters to refine the Lone Ranger into the show that it would become.
Every noise, every sound is authentic, and from real police patrols. Continuation of the previous episode, Glass Breaker, or Peanut Butter Part 1.
Police Reporter, Don Reed rides as the police stop to question a shoplifter. She is caught trying to lift 15 shirts, but claims she was just putting them back. At the interview, evidence of narcotics use is detected. In the 1950’s it you didn’t need to have drugs or paraphenalia on you, it was a felony just to be an addict. The girl is hauled in.
Back on the street the patrol responds to a man who is drunk in public. Finally the continuation where a suspect from an armed robbery is picked up, and now brought in for questioning. Listen as he explains what happened. He is quite the charming crook, but a crook none the less.
Connie opens by recounting her adventure with nearly falling down an elevator shaft. She tries to tell Mrs. Davis about it, but she’s oblivious, as she usually is. Of course, Mr. Conklin is more observant, and a little upset that his rival principal might learn of his secret weapon in the education world, Project X. It doesn’t help that his rival recieved all the limelight for being a hero either. Connie and Mr. Boynton plan to boost Mr. Conklin’s ego, if only they can get away from Project X. Harriot and Walter develop their own plans. In trying to impress, and make Mr. Conklin look good the hero thing gets a little over done. Just how many people need rescuing today?
The Cheers. 1955. Black Denim Trousers.
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Turn the calendar back one week to the conclusion of last week’s show. Jack and Rochester relax backstage. Jack gives Bob a critique of the band’s performance. A fan from Waukegan stops in for an autograph. Jack gets a massage from Frank Nelson. While he does, Jack plugs his Summer appearances, and the Sportsmen sing, Deep in the Heart of Texas.
Dennis phones in, he’s shopping for a new house. Jack leaves for his big date with Gertrude the phone operator. Mel Blanc is a Mexican radio announcer. On the car radio, Dennis sings, Here is Where I Want to Be.
Jack and Gertrude finally arrive at the underground restaurant. Gertrude complains about the places that Jack takes her to. Mel Blanc, as French waiter keeps a few running gags going.
Don, Phil and Jack talk about vacation plans. Kenny sings, One Alone. Don flubs the comercial. Jack announces the featured play. Ah Wilderness. The recording skips a little. Phil plays, The Love Bug Will Bite You If You Don’t Watch Out.
In the featured play, Jack and Mary play the worried parents of their son, Kenny. It’s time they teach him the facts of life before he learns them all on his own. Andy Divine helps out with the play.
Hosted by Joan Blondell. Virginia O’Brian reads greetings from the mail bag before singing, Did I Get Stinking at the Club Savoy. Rochester talks to Joan about Jack Benny then sings, My My. Martha Tilton sings, Taking a Chance on Love. Judy Canova talks about her folks back home, and her recent tour of military bases. With the Sportsmen Judy sings, Idaho. After a quick dip in the mail bag Joan introduces her husband Dick Powell. They talk about domestic life. Dick Powell sings a medley that includes Mister Bluebird, You’ll Never Know and Wing and a Prayer.
Archie is getting ready for a date, while his dad just wants to relax in a nice hot bath. Dad is distracted by a phone call and Archie takes the bathroom. After that, it all seems to fall apart for poor old dad. No more hot water. Strange sounds come from the pipes. As teenager, and parent compete for bathroom priveledges the problems pile up. Will dad ever fix the pipes? Will he ever get his bath? If I told you, it would ruin the fun of listening, and finding out for yourself.
Count Basey. 1943. Basey Boogie.