Opening the Christmas season with the holiday parade last week, Jack talks about the event. Is Jack’s horsemanship as great as he makes it out to be? Mary saw the parade, and shares secrets on Jack and his horse. Phil Harris enters, loaded with jive lingo, to be teased about his fashion sense. Dennis enters with his mother. He picks up on the jive talk, but Mrs Day isn’t feeling well after the Thanksgiving dinner. After an interruption at the door, Dennis sings, At the End of My Prayer.
Though Jack compliments Dennis, his mother takes offense. Discussing Chinese proverbs leads Don into a sponsor message. Jack introduces the annual football classic murder mystery. Jack assigns parts, and football positions. An alleged real football player, Dynamite Dugan, is brought out, and interviewed by Jack. Phil plays, In My Merry Oldsmobile.
The cast gather, and the mystery begins, titled: That Ain’t Ketchup on the Grass. Jack coaches, and criticizes the team. Jokes, sassiness, and a threatening note fly. Will Dynamite Dugan be safe? The play by play fun finds a winning team, until a gunshot kills Dynamite, and the mystery goes into next week.
Note: Frank Nelson is the football announcer.