Synopsis by Hal Erickson
For the third year in a row, PTA president Mrs. Billings (Eleanor Audley) hornswoggles Rob (Dick Van Dyke) into directing the annual charity show. This time around, Buddy (Morey Amsterdam) and Sally (Rose Marie) help Rob out by writing the material, but the problems of casting the right people for the right roles remain as troublesome as ever. Things come to a head when Rob must choose between his wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) and their talented neighbor Anita Lebost (Sylvia Lewis) for the coveted dance-solo spot. This is the episode in which would-be ventriloquist Mel Cooley (Richard Deacon) performs a side-splittingly awful routine with his "little friend Dummy McGee."