The grandfather clock in the hall has struck 8, and Jonathan heads off to bed. The 6 year old, and his teddy bear Gus have a bedtime story read. As things have a way of doing, he finds himself in the storyGus is missing, but Jonathan encounters a goofy, but friendly innkeeper known as the Man on the Moon. Who are the Squeebubbles, and what do they want? The report comes in, Santa has been kidnapped.
As Archie gets ready for a date, mom is sewing, and he phones Jughead to make arrangements. Since he can’t just go out with two girls, Betty and Veronica, he needs Jughead to round things out.
Dad looks over the headlines in the newspaper, and gets ready for a bath. Just as he gets dipped into the water, the phone rings. I think that must be one of those laws of the universe. While dad’s back was turned, Archie takes over the tub. That universal law kicks in again and Veronica calls for Archie. Archie still manages to take over the tub again, but he’s delayed when he has to run water to replace the now ice cold tub.
Will dad get his chance now that Archie is out of the tub? The trouble is that the hot water has run out, and the pipe started rattling. Dad insists on fixing the problem himself, but first he needs to make a trip to the basement to turn off the water main. Dad relays shouted instructions through the house, but his communication lines have been cut when Betty calls on the phone, and mom goes to answer it. Meanwhile dad’s despair is growing when he seems to have been forgotten in the basement. The shouting is finally done, but dad finds Archie locked in the bathroom with a broken lock on the door.
To manage the escape, dad saws out a chunk off the bathroom door. Who knows why, but Archie gets his head stuck in the hole in the door. Will the ordeal be over once Archie is set free? Don’t count on it. Despite his best efforts, dad has his hot water, and Archie is off on his date. Dad keeps up his song of the show, I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles, but since Archie used all the soap, it makes me wonder what he’s blowing those bubbles with. Well, maybe I don’t want to know afterall.
In epilog, and after dad has given up on his bath, Archie comes home from his party with soap. Soap as a prize at a high school party? I guess it could happen.
Travel to storyland by riding a parade of zoo animals, The classic tale of a wealthy merchant who lost all he had. He and his two dughters now have to face life in poverty. Though the older sisters are resentful, the youngest daughter has a sweet spirit about her.
Stormy weather forces the travelling merchant to cross paths with the beast. What are the ddangers that a magical, enchanted vlice warns against? Beauty sacrifices herself to stay with the beast to pay the price for her father’s life. Is there any hope for her situation?
Magic spells are at work, but the key to breaking them and in setting the east needs to be freely given. Lessons on judging others, courage, and being kind arethe keys.
Don’t miss another installment of Kula and his magical genie. Smiling Ed gets to story rolling, and we find Kula having to face down a wicked witch. The witch has sent a magic spell to cause the four winds to blow, and wreak havvock on the land. The genie battles with his powerful magic, but it’s Kula who uses his brain to outsmart the witch. Armed with Kula’s plan, the genie has the strategy he needs to match his magic against the witch. Will the witch be bannished? Will the forces of nature be set free to return to doing good? I think you know, but don’t miss the adventure to see how things all work out.
Smiling Ed is joined by Health nut, Jim Nasium. First, Ed sings, the Bluetail Fly. With a thump on his magic twanger, Froggie the Gremlin appears and torments Jim as he talks about keeping fit. Will Jim ever tell the kids about how to play Cricket?
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Visit with your favorite friends from Gasoline Alley. The garage is a beehive of activity. As they work, Wilmer brags about his prowess at public speaking. Getting side tracked by a phone call from his wife, Wilmer jots down a shopping list on his notes for a speech. I feel a mix up coming on.
Let’s join the crowd in the school auditorium where speeches are to be given to the ladies group. Sure enough, nerves push Wilmer into making a few mistakes, but he manages to be a big hit anyway.
In the Andrews home Fred is trying to arrange a trip to aunt Hattie’s, but Archie complains about having to make the trip. Wen the car has a flat tire, Archie and Fred get busy changing it. This ought to take only five minutes, right? When the jack is broken, Mary wants to hire a mechanic to handle the job, but Fred insists on saving money and doing it himself.
Jugheads borrowed jack is the old fashioned scissor jack, and not the new fashioned bumper jack. Not to mention, there’s no handle. Archie tries to borrow a jack from Betty, but she’s baking a cake that he is roped into helping with.
Back at the Andrews home, Betty brings her jack over for Fred to use. Itr doesn’t work, dad gets stuck under the car, but manages to get free. A decision to hire a mechanic is made, but where’s Archie? For that matter, where’s Jughead? It’s already bad enough but what else can go wrong? With chaos in full fever pitch, will the Andersons ever get to aunt Hatties? The frustration of the day climaxes in a surprise ending. At least it’s a surprise to the Andews family.
As announced in the opening of this episode, the title for this show should be: Adventure of the Musicians Ignition.
Skeeter gets on to his partner, Wilmer, about his constant bickering with people. To put him to the test, their rival Mr Chiggers pops into the gas station. Wilmer lays on the customer service skills thick as more of his favorite people to fight with show up. Though his kind words worked, Chiggers takes advantage of the situation and the guys may find themselves losing business to a big client.
Fortunately, the good customer service skills pays off in the end.
The work for the day is done, but a secret is brewing for Skeeter. A surprise party is planned, but his friends have a hard time dragging Skeeter away from doing some additional work. When Marjorie is having some love trouble, a mix up arises that makes her dad mad at the guys from Gasoline Alley.
Nina, Skeeter’s wife gets word of the aledged affair, and goes to the gas station where trouble is about to explode. Don’t worry, there’s happy endings, and apologies all around.
Time for outstanding children’s theater. Let’s ride a railroad handcar to storyland to get things started.
Our story today involves a king who had 12 daughters. There’s a mystery surrounding them dealing with 12 pairs of worn out dancing shoes. When a stranger comes to town, he learns of the shoes, and that any prince who can tell how the shoes get worn out, and where the girls go, he’ll recdieve a reward. Otherwise, he disappears, never to be seen again. When the prince befriends an old woman, he wins the help of a fairy queen. To make sure her plan works, the fairy turns herself into a feather and speaks into the ear of the prince to give him instructions.
Besides the fairy queen, the prince is armed with other special charms that throw the girls into confusion. Though the fairy has changed her shape, will the girls catch her when they hear her voice? Will the prince learn their secret? What will it take to break the spell of the dancing shoes?
It’s a matter that only true love can overcome, and when the rooster crows in the morning the prince is ready to recieve his reward. If you want to know, you’ll want to listen in and discover for yourself.
Little Fox and the braves in his tribe are migrating North, and the season’s first moose hunt is to take place. Listening to advice from his grandmother, Little Fox makes his plan to take the largest bull moose.
All the braves are confident they’ll be the one to bring back the biggest moose, and wagers are made all around. As Little Fox hunts with his father, he sees his chance to use his grandmother’s advice. In an unexpected ordeal, Little Fox has to decide what’s more important, his wagers, or ethical hunting practice.
Smiling Ed McConnel is joined by Shortfellow, the poet. The guest is glad to not have Froggie the Gremlin around, but before he can talk to Ed, Midnight the kitten plays a nice tune. Mousie squeaks out a request, and Shortfellow is plagued by Froggie as he shares his story.