Rusty announces he is entering the Soap Box Derby. Danny and Mr. Daly go down to the basement to help Rusty, but argue over the design and each end up building their own cart. They are so busy arguing that neither notices Rusty has left the basement. Written by
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The title refers to the annual The Soap Box Derby which has been run in the United States since 1934 with finals held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Cars are built by youths to exact and are unpowered relying on gravity. See more
The characters Danny Williams, played by Danny Thomas, and his father-in-law, Mr. Daly, played by William Demarest, are having a heated argument over the construction of a soap box derby race car named the Blue Streak Special. Demarest flubs his line by calling it "the Blue Plate Special", which sends Thomas into a fit of laughter. Danny quickly recovers and ad-libs a line to cover for the mistake. See more
Love In A Home
Written by Johnny Mercer
and Gene de Paul
Performed by Danny Thomas See more