The host for the episode is Bob Newhart, and the musical guests are The Amazing Rhthym Aces and Bruce Cockburn. The skits for this episode are as follows: A civil war officer talking to his men before they go off to battle makes a number of promises that are unlikely to be kept. Mr. Bill gets sent to jail, where he gets beaten and torn apart by the other inmates and Mr. Hands. Additional skits include The Dating Zone with Iris de Flaminio, Rare Store Items, and The Proposal. The Amazing Rhythm Aces perform "Who Will the Next Fool Be" and "Third-Rate Romance" and Bruce Cockburn performs "Wondering Where the Lions Are".