Cast & Crew
Mantan, who is looking for a job, wanders into the See-All, Know-All television station that has just televised its very first broadcast, a singing performance. As the station's secretary asks Mantan about his experience, the prospective office boy persists in asking her for a date, but she responds that she has five children and is married to a policeman. When the office manager, Mr. Hawley, appears, he offers to interview Mantan, even though Mantan would prefer to join the secretary on her lunch break. During the interview for the office boy position, Mr. Hawley explains how television works, as Mantan must be disabused of his notion that a television is like a telescope. After the interview, the boss himself goes for lunch with the secretary and leaves Mantan in charge of the station. Mantan pretends that he is the office manager and a parade of people pass through the studio, including a Shakespearean actor and Mantan's wife, who is impressed at her husband's new role as the big boss. Next, a dancer arrives looking for work, and Mantan tells her she will be on television if she can fit into the costume. In order to do so she must strip off a few articles of clothing, and Mr. Hawley walks in, shocked to see the young woman auditioning in his office. Eventually the dancer returns in order to get paid, but the boss tells her that they do not pay for auditions. A big kiss from the dancer convinces the boss otherwise, and he then fires Mantan. While bemoaning his fate to his wife, Mantan accidentally wanders onto the stage and, to his shock, sees himself on television.
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The above credits and plot summary were based on a dialogue continuity deposited with the NYSA. According to the continuity, the film was copyrighted in 1945 by Toddy Pictures Company, but the film is not included in U.S. Copyright records. The opening credits included the following written prologue: "Instead of radio, this is what you will see in your homes in the future. NO FOOLIN.' Television."