Jack’s performance last week with Joan Crawford on the Screen Actors Guild Theater is discussed. Frank Nelson announces the opening of the show, as Don is at the drugstore across the street with the cast.
When Gildy unexpectedly drives his car to Fairview, he accidentally switches to someone else’s car along the way – one filled with explosives. Frank Nelson plays a highway commissioner.
In the annual Christmas shopping show, Jack buys an expensive wallet for Don before exchanging it for a cheaper one. Frank Nelson plays the floorwalker, and Mel Blanc plays the harried clerk.
Jack hears a commercial for Sympathy Soothing Syrup and heads to the drugstore, where he meets Frank Sinatra.
The Sympathy Syrup routine was a running bit spoofing the then-current commercials for Serutan, which made a big deal of spelling the name backwards. The Sympathy Syrup routines always got a big laugh; Frank Nelson plays the commercial announcer.
It’s Christmas time again, and time for another classic Christmas shopping episode where Jack attempts to buy gifts for the cast. As always, Frank Nelson plays the floorwalker and Mel Blanc plays the harried clerk.
Jack heads over to Mary’s place, where the gang has gathered for Thanksgiving. Frank Nelson plays a butler.
The cast parodies the recent movie “Saturday’s Hero”. Frank Nelson plays a referee.
Jack decides to take Rochester’s advice and bet on Texas Sandman at the Gold Cup horse race; Frank Nelson plays the track’s PA announcer.
Jack and Mary walk to the studio for the show, and run into lots of recurring characters. Frank Nelson plays a counter man in the drugstore.
The cast performs a parody of the 1938 movie “Yellow Jack”, in which Jack is a doctor in Cuba. Frank Nelson has a role in the play.