Fibber talks to Molly about a car, but is shortly interrupted by the mailman, Gale Gordon. A guy who takes the liberty to filter through the junk mail, and read over Fibber’s shoulder. A letter from city hall says that Fibber needs a new dog license. To ignore the law puts Fibber in position to face a stiff penalty. He is indignant and phones, but gets Mirt the Phone Operator instead. There’s a couple political jokes in the mix that poke fun at the Postmaster General, and the President of the time, FDR.
There’s just one problem that Fibber needs to make plain to City Hall, he doesn’t even own a dog. Should be a simple chore, right? On the way, Fibber meets up with Teeny. She tries to comfort the disgruntled Fibber, and get talking about her easter rabbit. Billy Mills transitions into Harlow Wilcox delivering a commercial break.
Old Timer jokes around about Fibber’s license trouble. He somehow ends up talking about Bob Hope, and dentists. He points Fibber to the right office in City Hall. Will Fibber be able to keep his temper? Will Fibber be able to convince the bureaucrats that he doesn’t even own a dog?
As Fibber and Molly try to find someone to help, they talk with Nick Deppoppolos about their dog dilemma. The Kingsmen sing, Old King Cole.
It’s looking like Fibber is facing a jail sentence for not having his dog license, but Molly promises to stick by him. They run into Abigail Uppington, and try to explain why Fibber seems so disturbed. Next, Gildersleeve runs into our heroes to antagonize Fibber. All the childish disputes aren’t getting anywhere about the license.
Finally, Fibber gets to talk to the Mayor about his problem, but when things look futile, Fibber makes a break for it. What else can he do? If he’s forced to buy a license for a dog that he doesn’t have, he just goes and buys a dog to fit the license. I suppose that’s one way to do it. Although in the end, Fibber has a different solution.
Hillbilly Boys. 1939. Who’s Sorry Now.
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