Phil and Alice are forced to cut back on meat purchases to save money. Remley tells Phil he can save by buying meat in bulk, and offers to make the purchase for Phil, but when Remley returns with the meat, it's still alive.
George finds himself in serious trouble with the law when he finds out Gracie got a parking ticket months ago and didn't tell George, so he hadn't paid the ticket or answered any of the summons to appear in court.
News Of The Week discusses: "Should New York run a lottery, and should Bingo games be taxed?" Fred interviews fighter Joe Louis about his training routine. The question for the Round Table is: "Women's Millinery: Are women going too far?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform the play: "Mountain Justice or The judge saw his gavel was broken, so he didn't give a rap".
Charlie tries to get more money out of Bergen to start a checking account. Victor Moore has a chance at a part in a movie. Charlie teases Bergen about having a crush on guest Hedy Lamarr. Bergen pays Charlie and Bill Goodwin to help him get a date with Hedy.
The McGees plan on a day of swimming, but upon arriving at a good spot, find it's a private beach and must move on. After finding a public beach, Fibber tries to tell one of his tales, but is constantly interrupted.
Lamont is a witness at the execution of a convicted murderer, but later the jurors who convicted him are being murdered one by one, and the Shadow must stop the killing spree with the help of the judge whose life is also in danger.
Graham McNamee interviews Minerva Pious, the female stooge of the Fred Allen Show, who demonstrates the many voices she uses. Uncle Jim Harkins of "Uncle Jim's Question Bee", explains how the show gets questions to be used, and the types rejected. The "Oddities of radio" segment tells of Ted Malone's experience with a listener. "We The People" host, Adrian Savitch, tells how he helped get a convict pardoned, whose pardon had been delayed. A salute to "The Gold Dust Twins." Questions from listeners. A tribute to Colonel Thomas T. Davis of "The Collier's Hour".
Holmes becomes interested in reports of numerous people exhibiting very strange behavior. While Holmes is investigating an apparent suicide, he believes to be murder, Watson goes for aide, but instead of finding help he encounters Professor Moriarty.
With Fathers Day coming up, a mix up ensues when the kids buy their uncle a new green easy chair, Gildy buys himself a brown easy chair, and Judge Hooker and his sister also buy Gildy a red easy chair.
Archie is sentimental about Fathers Day, and because he doesn't have any kids he's decided to get married to a woman he's never met. After buying a new suit, Archie has a date with his bride-to-be and tells her his father is rich just to impress her, and talks Finnegan into pretending to be his father.
News of the Week presents dunces from little known schools. Fred interviews a man who plays second violinist with the Waukegan Philharmonic, by the name of Jack Benny. The Round Table Discussion is "Do you think that the curfew law should be made nationwide and children under sixteen in every city be kept in their homes after 9:00 P. M.?" The Mighty Allen Art Players perform "The Million Dollar Smile," or, "The Tooth Will Out."
Peter Lorre introduces the story of a reporter who discovers a series of seemingly accidental deaths, except each death is followed by a note from someone claiming to have committed those deaths, and drives the city into a panic.
Fred and Portland visit Allen's Alley to ask "How do you think these new scientific developments are going to affect you?". Fred needs a new radio and visits Monty Woolley who has one he wants to give away. Fred and Monty perform the crime drama " Mr. Mob Buster".
Hearing a cry for help, the inhabitants of a hunting lodge search through a dark stormy night to find a dead man. The man wore centuries-old clothes and possessed a small statue and a map that leads to a hidden valley of Druids.