"Too Many Crooks" guest stars Joey Bishop, fellow Rat Pack buddy of Sammy Davis Jr., playing inept holdup man Charlie, a failure at everything he's tried in life, and a former insult comic. Ed is quite willing to give him a $20 and send him on his way, but the arrival of Officer Francis X. Harroway (Harvey Lembeck) puts Charlie back in the hot seat, he and his toy gun coupled with the money all that Harroway needs to make the arrest. When Ed refuses to press charges, a reporter at the local police station publishes a story in the paper proclaiming Ed Brown a philanthropist, which invites every derelict in the neighborhood to play stick up, all treated to coffee, sandwiches, and conversation from a trusting Chico. Officer Harroway sees the many derelicts on the premises and threatens a citation if Ed doesn't get them out within a half hour. That's when Charlie drops by to thank the charitable Mr. Brown with news of incredible good fortune, winnings at the track, and new employment in his chosen field of comedy, but only Chico in a nylon stocking can save Ed Brown from himself. Jacquelyn Hyde, later seen in "Chico Packs His Bags," earns several good barbs as a 'lady' who wants to write her phone number on Ed's bathroom wall, while tiny Billy Barty cameos at the very end: "stick 'em up! I hate to do this but I'm a little short!"
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