The events just after last Sunday’s show are revisited. Jack’s guardian angel appears again, and Frank Nelson plays a drugstore clerk.
Jack is late to the show after oversleeping. A flashback shows Jack and Mary at the Santa Anita racetrack the day there was a big winner. Frank Nelson plays a pickpocket.
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.