If there’s a new fad to come along, you can b sure that Gracie will fall for it. The latest interest is handwriting analysis. Gracie tells her friend Blanche about the results of having George’s handwriting looked at. She is excited to know that George’s true calling is to be a surgeon. Gracie tries to drop hints to George when he gets home, but he doesn’t understand what she’s doing.
Gracie is optimistic that George can get started right away with his doctoring, but George is more practical, and tries to tell her that it takes too much schooling, and other excuses. George goes to the cigar shop while Gracie is back to sharing her plans with Blanche. Gracie responds to a newspaper ad to offer George’s services as an assistant to a medical experiment. A doctor has invented a syrum that may extend life to 100 years, or maybe it will just kill you.
After the commercial, Gracie tells Blanche about her success at getting George into the medical research. George is excited to help out the doctors, but he thinks they want him for his entertainment abilities, and doesn’t understand what the syrum is about. When Gracie tells Bill Goodwin that she’s going to visit George in the hospital, he is at first confused, but they set out to see George in action.
Bill turns the hospital visit into an excuse for a commercial. The scene switches back and forth between George’s confusing moments with the doctors, and with Gracie who is trying to get in to see him. The experiment is over, and the doctors think George is crazy, and with good reason. Gracie finally takes George home and they make up and apologize over the nearly tragic ordeal.
Note: Actually, I think that George must have taken that syrum, since he really did live to be 100 years old.