Jack and the gang are all at Mary's house for Thanksgiving dinner, served by her new butler and maid. Jack gives a dinner speech and that restarts last week's arguement with Don Wilson about who said "Don't give up the ship!".
Harold is writing, directing, and starring in the community play, "The Story Of Miles Standish, A Story Of Thanksgiving." After Harold rewrites all the love scenes for himself, while cutting most of his boss's part, he's forced to switch parts with him.
Jack attends a Thanksgiving party at Mary's house wearing an old moth-eaten tuxedo. The whole gang is there, including a smart-alec butler. Jack gets into an argument with Don about where the Pilgrims landed, Plymouth Rock, or Cape Cod?
Eddie has been missing from the program and Harry Von Zell has been hosting in his place. Meanwhile, Eddie is being held for ransom by gangsters who haven't been able to collect any money, so Eddie has been doing all the cooking and cleaning around the hideout, while missing Thanksgiving.
Mary tells of her embarrassment at Jack being so cheap. After Jack has Rochester kill his turkey, because he couldn't bring himself to do it, Jack dreams he's on trial for murdering a Thanksgiving turkey.
Gracie is at home taking care of her sick grandfather, so George decides to broadcast the show from there. George explains Thanksgiving to Gracie. Gracie's house gets quarantined because of measles and George tries to escape.
With lots of food for Thanksgiving and not enough people to eat it, Gildy invites a boy from a children's home. After a couple of failed attempts to invite his disagreeable neighbor Mr Bullard, he finally gets him to attend.
Edgar scolds Charlie for staying out until midnight. Mortimer tells Edgar about his new job working in a pet store. Edgar finds out Charlie is in trouble with the law, so he and Charlie visit an attorney, played by Don Ameche.
M.C. for the show, Betty Grable, introduces Judy Canova who entertains the troops with a few jokes and the song "I Can't Give you Anything But Love." Freddy Slack and His Orchestra with Ella Mae Morse perform "Mister Five By Five." Charlie McCarthy hears Betty is learning first aid, and fakes illness to flirt with her. Mortimer Sneerd has been helping Betty with her first aid course. Kenny Baker sings "Stardust."
A man narrates the story of what happened to him last Halloween, where he was waiting in a prison cell about to be executed for murder. Because of what day it was, he found himself leaving his body, and encountering the spirits of the couple he was accused of killing.
Charlie, stricken with a toothache, and fearing a trip to the dentist, dictates his Last Will and Testament. Edgar finds Mortimer has been wearing a blindfold since attending a Halloween party. Charlie goes under the dental anesthetic and dreams he's died and gone down to "Heck", where he meets the Vice President of Heck, Fred Allen.