Dear Diary,

“A Date With Judy” had its airing tonight in place of the Bob Hope show. It certainly seems strange to hear Larry Keating read those Pepsodent commercials and then hear Dix Davis, as Randolph, heckle his big sister, Judy, instead of hearing Bob heckle some female guest star—or vice versa. Golly, but I’m going to miss that big lug (excuse the fond nick-name) every Tuesday night for twelve more weeks.

Since Bob wasn’t on tonight I broke a long-standing rule by listening to the program following the Pepsodent show. But it ain’t Red Skelton, it’s Tommy Dorsey.

Dear Diary,

Dix Davis was on Jack Benny’s program today as a boy gag-writer, “Belly Laugh Barton.” Benny heard he was going to get a job with Bob Hope, so he he tried to convince Dix that he was an easier comedian to write for than Bob, but Dix said, “You’re crazy. I could write thousands of jokes about Hope’s nose alone.” Dix Davis can’t seem to get away from Bob. First he was on Bob’s summer program, and now he pretends to be a future Hope gag-writer. (Maybe Bob owes him some money.)

Dear Diary,

The Lux Radio Theatre play was certainly good tonight. It was “My Bill” starring Kay Francis and Warren William. Bill was played by Dix Davis, the boy who plays the part of Pinky on “One Man’s Family.” He is a cute kid and has a very good voice for radio.

I almost jumped out of the bed when they announced the show for next week. C.B. said it was really something to be excited about and when he says that I always expect some stuffed shirt, but the play for next week is “The Awful Truth” starring Bob Hope and Constance Bennett.