Young, fresh and radiant Doris Day comes to Hollywood to audition for a network radio show called "Hour of Enchantment." For reasons known only to her promoter (played by Jack Carson), on her big day, she belts out a love song about a Geiger counter. Day sings the undeniably catchy tune with such enthusiasm she wins everyone (even Eve Arden) over but the
show's sponsor. The fatcat dismisses it as "boogie woogie" and "too
Oh, give me your attention there is a new invention
It isn't any larger than an adding machine
It came about because they made a big atomic bomb
The new invention's clicking and because of all this ticking I know
where the idea came from
I tic, tic, tic, why do I tic, tic, tic?
I tic, tic, tic an electric tic when I feel a realistic tic
You're such an attractive hick, give me a radioactive tic
it's distracting the way you stick, but love, love, love makes me tic, tic, tic...
Because this is a musical - and a Warner Bros. musical at that - eventually even the sponsor is charmed by Miss Day's radioactive pep.
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