Sally and Buddy are mad at Rob for making them work to write an Alan-less episode while Alan himself is away on vacation. They are all trying to come up with an original idea when Rob comes up with what he believes is something never done on television: radio. He wants to write a show around old-time radio characters. Buddy, Sally and even Laura don't think anyone watching television would be interested in these radio stars that no one except Rob probably even remembers. Another problem is even trying to find any of these old performers. Regardless, they allow Rob to run with the idea, even if it means losing their jobs after all is said and done. They are successful in convincing radio personalities Bert Gordon who portrayed a character called the Mad Russian, comedy monologist Arlene Harris, and Edwin Carp, who did fish imitations and was appropriately named "the Fish Man", to perform. However, Carp fails to disclose an issue which dogged him during his radio career and which he ... Written by
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