Wednesday, April 14, 1976 The Backstayges are at the hotel, watching an Italian talk show.
0:00 A bit of weather and news headlines to open the show.
0:45 A rousing welcome from a very responsive studio audience.
1:20 Henrietta Wabisher of Loon River, Wisconsin discusses setting up a
symphony orchestra without breaking the budget, and dealing with the
4:25 On Mary Backstayge, Noble Wife, the gang relaxes in their Milan hotel
room discussing their upcoming Giovanni Carsoni appearance, and who
among them is welcome to be on the show.
8:15 The Emergency Ward, brought to you by the U.S. Mint. Today, Dr.
Snutton advances research on anaesthesia, and is asked to detrumpet a
11:50 Bobby Short's version of Laugh, Clown, Laugh from his 1959 album The
Mad Twenties, with much interjection from Bob and Ray.
15:05 On The Gathering Dusk, Regional FBI Field Representative Cloyer stops
by to dispute Miss Bessinger's penchant for armed insurrection, and
eases her fears about her neighbor Grandma Wanderman's possible
19:40 The tail end of the news, then a visit to The Bob & Ray Hobby
Hut, with host Neil Klummer interviewing taxidermy enthusiast Harvey
Thaxter Wakeman about his out-of-control collection.
25:15 A stock market report, then a bit of a chat with newsman Roger Skibenes.
27:00 Bob discusses the pros and cons of various seasons, leading into a York air conditioner commercial.
28:10 On Squad Car 119, the officers discuss canned celery and other canned
vegetables, and narrowly avoid a brush with crime on too-narrow South
Yucca Street. The panic-inducing Einbinder Flypaper commercial points
out the potentially deadly fly-related hazards of summertime.
32:45 The episode ends abruptly, without the usual show closing.