Flashing back to last week when our little band of merry travelers were on the way to Yosemite, Don gives the details, as both Jack and Mary add skeptical remarks regarding their travels. Rochester sings as he drives, since there’s no radio in the car. Will he also imitate the radio dramas? Don and Dennis relax in the back seat, as the cast tell how their night in the motor court went. Cars race past, but has the Maxwell met its match on the tall hills?
A lunchroom, and a gas station loom ahead, and its time to fill some tanks. Mary’s sarcasm is strong as ever, but where has Dennis disappeared to? Let’s just say the implication is that he’s emptying his tank. Inside, the cast enjoy a sandwich, and Dennis plays one of his records on the jukebox, Darn that Dream.
Restaurant lingo abounds as Jack speculates on being ahead of Phil, and his racy sports car. Armed with a thermos of coffee, and sandwiches for the road, Jack drives to escape a parrot who is a fan of Fred Allen. Where did Dennis get to again… oh… he has more to empty from his tank.
After a little traveling music, the cars keep passing, including a horse drawn wagon. To keep Phil from passing, road hog Jack has to deal with a traffic cop. Can Jack whip out a sob story to win the cops sympathy? Finally arriving, and with a racial joke at Rochesters expense, Jack may find a set back waiting for him. The prospect of spending the night at the roadside, in the rain, in the cold, only drives Mary’s mood darker. Tune in next week to see how things work out.