Phil announces that Frankie is coming over to ask a favor. All the family, including Alice, Willie and girls panic as they hide their piggy banks, and valuables. What’s the big favor? All he wants is to rent Alice and the girls for a few hours. Oh, is that all?
Frankie has a rich aunt Harriot, and he has this crazy plan to prove that he’s settled down, so he can keep his inheritance. Amazingly, Alice goes along for it, and even volunteers her house for the meeting. The kids are briefed, Alice shows off her acting ability, but what role will Phil play? For that matter, what stories has Remley passed off on his aunt?
To showcase her tallent, Alice sings, Clancy Lowers the Boom.
In his bragging to his aunt in letters, it seems that Remley overdid it and wrote about his little son Clyde. Aunt Harriot insists on staying until she sees the boy, even if it means staying until Christmas. Good thing Julius comes along. Think he’ll go for playing the part? If he goes along with Frankie’s plan, he stands to make a few bucks. If he goes along with Phil, he stands to make a few more bucks. This ought to be interesting.
Aunt Harriet certainly is impressed. Will it be a surprise to know that Frankie is cut out of the loop? There’s still an interesting twist when Julius gets written into the will.