In the cigar shop, George runs into an old friend. Lester is a plumbber at the studio. Wanting to keep his trade a secret, he agrees to go home with George for dinner. Just Gracie’s luck. The day her sink is backed up. Led to believe Lester is a big movie exec, she calls Tootsie to try to get her into pictures. The movie theme becomes part of the sponsor message with Bill Goodwin.
Jimmy Cash sings, Dearly Beloved.
Gracie wants to use movie lingo to make the alleged movie exec feel at home. Herman the duck is sent to bed, Tootsi arrives and gets beauty tips. Mix ups ensue when the plumber thinks Herman is a boy, instead of a duck. And though he’s told Gracie knows his occupation, she still thinks Lester iss in the movie busisiness.
Backed up by Paul Whiteman, the Six Hits and a Miss sing, Pass the Ammunition.
The party is in full swing, utt the confused Lester is besieged with requests to give parts to Tootsie and Bill. Will Gracie learn what Lester really does? Will Tootsie be happy as a plumber’s helper? Will Lester get a word in edgewise?
In epilog, Gracie pitches the need to save cooking fat for the war effort.