Don introduces that daddy to a polar bear, Jack Benny. Will he be taking Carmichael on a trip to Skagway to visit relatives soon? Topics include fat jokes, and Jack’s weak stature. Then Phil and Mary join the fun to get ready for the trip to Waukegan for the next show. Mary reads a letter from her mom, to say that her parents won’t be able to meet her in Waukegan. She reads a short poem to honor her father, and the rest of the cast tell how they’re honoring their dad’s on Father’s Day. Kenny is all packed, and ready to gho, but will he behave when it comes to the girls?
After an interuption at the door, Kenny sings, Forget About Me. Jack and the gang comment on Kenny’s latest movie. As Phil and his band are teased by Jack, our show host finds himself in defense of his musical talent on the violin. The musical flavored conversation inspires Don to deliver the commercial.
The play is introduced, but Rochester phones in to report on the progress of getting the luggage packed. Does he have Carmichael all ready to travel with the cast? He would rather make a rug out of the burly bear. Time runs short, and the play is abandoned so the cast can make it to the train station. Phil plays some jazzy travelling music as they leave.
At the train station, Jack’s writer doubles as the train announcer, and ticket salesman. Roles that would later belong to Mel Blanc and Frank Nelson. Mary picks up magazines for the trip, while Jack looks for a book. The double talking clerk lets Jack know what some of the best sellers are, as Mary gets in her own double talking wisecrack. A man looking for an airplane has to be set straight by Jack. But it may be Jack who is misinformed. Andy Divine is amazed that he can sleep and eat on the cross country train ride. Where is Rochester? Will he arrive before the train pulls out? Will jack make it to his movie premiere, Man About Town?
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Al Bowley – Blue Serenade (1939)