Gildy wins a canary in a raffle, but it won't sing.
After an opening gibe at radio giveaway shows, Fred and Portland ask the locals if radio comedy is still holding up. Fred goes to meet George Jessel at Lindy's.
At the top of the show, Allen announces that they're ending their guarantee to match any money a listener fails to win if they're called by a giveaway show while listening to Fred Allen. The Allen show was falling in the ratings, the victim of a game show called "Stop the Music", and Allen seemed to be tremendously bothered by this. His series would end the following spring.
When the McGees find out that their old oak tree is dead, McGee tries to chop it down.
After a disastrous society reception, Gildy tries to make amends with his friends; Leroy and Marjorie are afraid he's falling in love again.
When Jack takes Mary to see the movie "Golden Girl" in which Dennis appears, they run into Dennis and his mother at the theater. Verna Felton gives another riotous performance as Dennis' mom.
Lily tries to get Montague cast as Romeo in a new production of "Romeo and Juliet".
McGee finds an old book of etiquette and tries to impress everyone with his manners.
Wracked with guilt over the turkey he'll be eating at Thanksgiving, Jack dreams that he's the turkey. Frank Nelson plays a tour guide at a steak museum (a reference to the unavailability of steak during the war). Dennis Day sings "Say a Prayer for the Boys over There".
The ladies of Molly's women's club try to figure out a way to raise money for their Christmas fund.
Mary changes her Thanksgiving presentation from a play to a poem; Jack invites the gang to his house for the holiday. Dennis Day sings "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair".
The gang goes to Gracie's house to give her granddad his medicine. Artie Shaw plays "Sugar".
When Archie meets up with a quiz kid-type nephew from another branch of the family, he uses him to add a cultural note to the bar.
An army regiment is furloughed in Summerfield, and the family takes one in for Thanksgiving.
While trying to retrieve a coin that fell down a grating, McGee get his arm stuck.
Phil and Remley try to impress the Rexall company by inventing a new drug. Phil Harris sings "The General and His Horse", and Alice Faye sings "A Little Bird Told Me".
Jack and Phil compete for a girl's attention. Kenny Baker sings "The Umbrella Man".
In a sketch, Lucille Ball plays a girl trying to sabotage a star football player (Hope). Louanne Hogan sings "Autumn in New York".
Hope and Ball were good friends in real life, and appeared together frequently on radio and television. They also co-starred in four feature films.
The movie "Look Who's Laughing", which features the McGees, is premiering at the Bijou, and everyone in town awaits the arrival of the star, Edgar Bergen.
In a sketch, Paramount executives debate what to do when Bob hurts his leg; Bob and Jack Benny fantasize about being disc jockeys. Doris Day sings "Every Day I Love You" and Bill Farrell sings "Slow Boat to China".
McGee and Molly plan to head downtown to see the eye doctor when McGee's eyesight starts deteriorating.
Connie resolves to stop being obsessed with Mr. Boynton, but then she starts seeing him everywhere.
While McGee and Mayor LaTrivia go hunting on the lake, Molly optimistically promises ducks to all their friends.
Gildy and the family go over to the home of a friend of his, and they end up babysitting.
The show is performed from Marine base Camp Elliott; Jack takes Phil and Mary to the rifle range.