Rochester drives Jack to pick up the cast members. Mary scoffs at the 1929 Maxwell, joking the horse may be making a comeback. Phil is teased about his spontaneous sounding band. Spontaneous being a French word for lousy, or so Jack claims. Though the cast wave at Kenny Baker, his appearances as a regular on the show are over.
In the studio, Don gets the show under way. Who is the emcee for this inaugural episode? For heavens sake! It’s Jack Benny! Don tells about the yacht he bought. Vacations are recapped, and a knock at the door asks where the summer replacement, the Aldrich Family, went to. Mary tells about the heat wave, and the cute lifeguard who saved her 4 times. Phil enters to his theme song, Rose Room.
To save money on a new tenor, Mary claims Jack wanted to hire his canary. The build up to introduce the new singer begins. A phone call from Dennis Day’s mom reports that he’s on the way. Phil plays, Go Fly a Kite.
The cast is on their best behavior as Mrs Day brings out her little boy. Jack reviews the broadcast schedule, but what about the pay schedule?
Mrs Day does most of the talking, claiming Dennis was born in Cairo, Illinois. Dennis Day sings, Good Night My Wonderful.
Note: Dennis Day was actually born in Boston as Eugene McNulty. Though he is said to be 19, he is actually 22, and recently graduated from college. Verna Felton is Dennis Day’s mom, and would return at various times through the years to reprise her role.