This episode describes how comedy shows are put together. Sound effect of the week. Promoting a show for success. A salute to the old musical radio program, Anglo Persians. Actor Tom Powers talks about his old true-life program, Life Studies.
On a dark and stormy night, Eddie Bracken is reading a horror story to Dorothy Lamour until they get frightened by it. They turn on the radio to liven things up, when they hear a news report about a murderer in the area, then suddenly, there's a knock on the door. They open it to find Boris Karloff.
A man defies his uncle who holds the purse strings to his inheritance by continuing to pursue his love of archaeology and going on an expedition to Egypt. After the nephew had been gone for a few months, the uncle receives a package, and a curse.
Edgar Bergen has invited Dorothy Lamour to his home for a business dinner to discuss her being in his movie, but first he has to get rid Charlie McCarthy who has a crush on her. Charlie ends up with Eddie Bracken as a babysitter.
A plan to place rockets on the moon to ensure world peace suffers a setback when the pilot of an experimental rocket barely survives a crash. The delirious pilot repeatedly mumbles something about Mars and Martians.
Parents Day at school is coming up, and Henry is hoping his parents have forgotten and won't show up, but they do remember and plan to attend without telling Henry beforehand as a surprise. The day turns out better than Henry had hoped.
A traveler intending to spend the night in an old Welsh village, finds that the residents all claim to know him and welcome him back, even though he doesn't believe he has ever been there before. After meeting a strange woman, he decides to stay a few days more, and learns a terrible truth.
Texaco News invites poets to recite their work on the arrival of spring. Kenny Baker sings Spring in Rio. Portland informs Fred that Kenny has changed his name to Kennini Bakerino. The question for the Round Table guests is "Do you think children should be spanked". The Texaco Workshop Players present their version of a popular radio program, Marriage Club, entitled The Wedlock Society.
Watson recounts an adventure which took place during the time when the world (including Watson) thought Holmes had died at the Reichenbach Falls, in the confrontation with his rival, Professor Moriarty.
In the disguise of a Norwegian explorer, Holmes is the sole survivor of an avalanche as a member of an expedition into the Tibetan mountains. Having been rescued and taken to a monastery, Holmes finds himself in the midst of a group of international envoys, and a murderer.
Boris Karloff stars in this tale of a scientist who believes he has finally created a method to bring the dead back to life, after countless successful operations on animals. His beloved wife dies in an accident, and becomes his first human subject.
Broderick Crawford stars in this "true account" of a gangster drama. The New York syndicate meets to discuss the fate of the District Attorney, but the mobster Dutch Schultz goes against their plan and tries to take matters into his own hands.
Jim & Marian Jordan (Fibber McGee and Molly) star in this dramatic presentation of Suspense, as they play a couple on their way home, who suddenly discover a hunted killer hiding in the backseat. The announcer for this show is Harlow Wilcox.
A man digging in his yard to plant trees, is told by his caretaker that he's digging in an old Indian burial ground and of a curse. After a skull is found in the hole, frightening events begin to take place.
After spending time arguing with Phil, then hearing from Andy Devine about the things that Fred Allen said about him on his show, Jack reveals that he once saved Freds' life several years before, and proceeds to tell the tale.
A head trainer seeks help from Holmes about his master who appears to have gone mad, obsessed about winning his horse in the Derby to solve his money troubles, as well as other strange and mysterious happenings at Shoscombe Old Place.
Two divided groups of humans aboard a space ark, one human, one mutant, after several generations have lost their real purpose and nature of their existence and have embraced superstition. Two humans are forced to escape to the upper level where the mutants dwell, and learn the truth.
Jack drives his violin teacher, Professor LeBlanc, crazy, and Claude Rains visits Jack after finding out he has to appear on the Ford Theater version of "The Horn Blows at Midnight", and tries to get out of his contract.
Jack has a contract to appear on The Ford Theater to perform a radio version of "The Horn Blows at Midnight", but the Ford Theater director, Fletcher Markle, visits Jack to persuade him not to do THAT play on the program. Jack Warner from the Warner Brothers Studio also stops by to get Benny to forgo reviving The Horn Blows at Midnight, and even offers Jack money and a partnership in the studio, not to do the radio version. Even Mr. Paley of CBS calls to try and stop Jack.