Dennis Stanton tells Jessica, after complaining about a character obviously modeled on him, about a real case: the $10,000 insurance on Billy-boy, the missing, wooden puppet of ventriloquist Elwood 'Woody' Perkins. It turns out that Elwood is too shy, without this sassy prop, to speak to anyone including his girlfriend Brenda McCoy and manager-youth buddy Tom Benzinger, who pushed him to sign up as opening act in Vegas with Vic DeMarco. However Stanton gets a call about Billy's exact whereabouts in the basement of the comedy club where Woody is held 7 months longer to a contract with Kate Kelley, who bosses even her grudgingly 'silent' business partner Joe Gelardi. Alas her corps lies next to the puppet and police lieutenant Catalano arrests Woody, but after interviewing him with Billy Stanton is determined to expose the real murder plot. Written by
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The title is from a line in the song "Billy Boy" concerning the topic of courtship and dates from an unknown source in 19th century America. "Oh, where have you been, Billy Boy, Billy Boy? Oh, where have you been, Charming Billy? I have been to seek a wife, She's the joy of my life, She's a young thing And cannot leave her mother." See more
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