It's an amusing, entertaining number (along with the reactions of the audiences members because joked about -- in particular a reference to The Sopranos), which I like for a completely separate reason. Which I'll explain in a moment. But first, the opening number --
Because the song is so especially-obscure, that's why I wouldn't be surprised if MacFarland himself might have been involved with the writing of the number. He's a writer, after all, and has often shown a great love of Broadway musicals. And Take Me Along isn't a show or especially a song that trips off the tongue of most people. You'd really have to know and love musicals. And particularly love it to know this song. Maybe he wasn't involved, but if I had to guess, he was.
The song was performed in the show by the stars Jackie Gleason and Walter Pidgeon, along with the Townspeople. And here it is, in the original form.