Rob and Laura have made a pact to get each other a nice gift once a year just because, with no pressure and no competition. This year, Rob has decided to get Laura a $500 fur coat, especially as Laura needs a new coat. Buddy, always with a deal at the ready, says that he knows someone who knows someone who can get a deal on such a coat. Rob isn't too sure about Buddy's deal as Rob wants to get something nice and genuine for Laura. But Rob eventually succumbs to Buddy's sales tactics if only to see if Buddy's ubiquitous wholesalers really do exist. Despite the somewhat shady process Rob has to go through with the wholesaler, Nunzio Vallani, that process which includes fake names, fake orders, a pick-up location way out on Long Island and a non-return policy, Rob can't argue with the $250 price tag for the exact same coat, even if the coat doesn't fit and he eventually has to get it altered. Laura is forced to pick up the coat herself from the store on Long Island pretending to be ... Written by
Did You Know?
The title refers to Irving Berlin's anthem to the entertainment industry "There's No Business Like Show Business" that was used in the movies Annie Get Your Gun
and There's No Business Like Show Business
, sung in the latter movie by Ethel Merman who originally sang it in the Broadway production of Annie Get Your Gun. The original Broadway production of "Annie Get Your Gun" opened at the Imperial Theater on May 16, 1946 and ran for 1,147 performances. See more