"Obituary" poses an interesting problem, as Wendell R. Bergendahl (Barney Martin) finds himself reading his own obituary while eating Life cereal! The mistaken cub reporter, Andrew P. Jessel (Will Seltzer, second of two), discovers a bonafide scoop when Louis Beilin (Phil Diskin) is arrested for breaking into a government warehouse full of frozen chicken; Herb Lund (Richard Stahl, last of three), from the Department of Agriculture, tries to explain about hoarding surplus goods until such time as they can be released, but under pressure from Wojo and Jessel, decides to come clean about everything in stock (anonymously of course). While all this unfolds, Mrs. Ruth Bergendahl (Peggy Pope, last of six), noting the obituary in her newspaper, arrives hoping to find her missing husband, much preferring this Wendell to the old one, who ran off with the neighbor's Korean exchange student! And all this occurs on Barney's birthday, not so enthusiastic this year (Wojo forgets to pick up his present). Phil Diskin had been among the credited cast for the second part of "Chinatown," but this was the only episode in which he truly appears.
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