George has a cold, and Gracie hovers over him like a mother hen over her chick. Her home remedies are less than desireable.
Gracie then tells him about the play that her Uplift Society is putting on. Her friend Blanche and Bill Goodwin come over, and get informed of George’s condition. Bill wants to try to get a baby sitter to tend George while Gracie goes out. Gracie gets wise to the hot red head that Bill has in mind, but what George really wants is just for Gracie to stay home.
Bill follows Gracie’s instruction and gets a nice grandma to sit up with George, which turns out to be Marlene Dietrick. To top it off, Marlene is to try to make Gracie jealous by acting like she has fallen in love with George. George is eating up the attention, but will Gracie believe it? Time for a commercial break.
Gracie goes to talk to Blanche about Marlene, and how she can get rid of her. Maybe Marlene can be in the Uplift Society play, while Gracie stays home. Can Blanche do anything to help lure Bill away from Marlene to make her jealous? I think we’re about to find out.
To entertain, and impress, George sings for Marlene. Instead, Marlene sings, I Can’t Help It. Personally, I think I prefer George.
Blanche arrives to do her best to attract Bill. As a last resort, Gracie pretends to be Marlenes daughter, and pleads with her to come home. This is turning out to be a tough challenge for Gracie, but just when George thinks he has won, Gracie still has one more trick up her sleeve. She convinces Marlene to join the Uplift Society, and gets Blanche to stay with George.