Jack and Gisele are returning from a show in Phoenix and get lost. They stumble into a café in what appears to be a Western ghost town and ask directions. While they sup on peanut butter sandwiches, the owner spins a story from the town's history, where a black-hearted villain called Tombstone Harry tries to force a beautiful saloon girl to marry him, or he'll foreclose on her mortgage. A black-garbed hero, the Cactus Kid, attempts to stop the villain.
In this episode, Jack becomes aware of the high cost of low cost traveling. Indeed Jack's stinginess made him opt for a cut-rate airline and ... for trouble! The pilot is crazy, the plane lands on a meadow instead of an airport, and the farmer owning the pasture end the baggage handler are pains in the neck! Of course, Jack arrives late for the show and Dennis has already taken it over!
Jack's all excited because he's going to make his first film in many years, directed by Billy Wilder. It's supposed to be a secret yet he calls Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons right away, and soon even the mailman and a house painter know. Dennis comes over in a raincoat that Jack talks him out of. When Wilder arrives he's not too keen on the whole movie project.
Jack tries to trick Mickey Rooney into appearing for free as a guest star on his show. Jack and Mickey are in a sketch depicting a prison in the future year 1985, wherein all the prisoners are pampered.
Jack praises Mr. Welk but insists anyone (in particular himself) can lead an orchestra-the results of his attempt to do so are classic.Later,he browbeats Lawrence into orchestrating his song "When you appologize I'll come back to you" A.K.A. "When the swallows return to Capistrano" which ends up as a polka!
After a run in with a crabby cameraman, Jack introduces a young Japanese girl singer, Romi Yamada. He expresses his interest in having her do a further show, but her agent drives a hard bargain, and recalls Jack's appearance on an Ed Sullivan-like show in Tokio, where Jack inserted himself into a rock-and-roll children's group.
Several star's wives are planning a charity benefit in Beverley Hills, trying hard not to invite Jack, but he insinuates himself, unasked, into the event. He wanted to play his violin, but the only spot open is to referee a championship wrestling match, which he takes, but bungles it up so he gets involved in the wrestling, too.
In Jack's talent show, the first contestant is Mr. Finque,(Blanc) who impersonates dogs and a British horse. Don Wilson and "son" Harlow do another impersonation, this time of Ted Lewis in his "Me and My Shadow" routine. The "Renaldi brothers" do a bullet dodging act that ends badly. Jack's fan club of old ladies from Pasedena form an amateur orchestra.