Fibber has recieved a letter from a London law firm, informing him of an inheritance from a rich uncle. He is to recieve 1000 pounds Sterling. In 1949 dollars that apparently equates to about $4000. Somehow, I’ll bet there’s more to the inheritance than that.
Will Fibber also inherit the title of his deceased relative? The door bell rings, and Ole visits as Fibber tries on his best snooty accent. Ole claims to have lived in England, working on the docks. Next, Wallace Wimple tells about an odd bird he saw. Wimple tells about an uncle of his that died. Fibber pokes fun at English pronunciations of city names.
Billy Mills plays, Rosewood Spinnet. Fibber goes on fantasizing about English titles, and being a part of Brittish nobility. Mayor Latrivia visits and talks about his relatives back in England. He then talks about his lady interest, FeeFee Tremain. Molly talks about popular fashions, then Harlow visits as Fibber keeps up his snooty accent. The England discussion evolves into the commercial. What else?
Fibber talks about other English relatives who were inventors. Molly goes upstairs for a chore, when the doorbell rings. It’s Teenny, who tells about her dad’s military service in England. Then about his helping at the Boys Club of America. Fibber talks about the benefits of being a Knight, and nobility. Teeny tells about American royalty.
The Kingsmen sing, I Wake Up Every Morning. Doc Gamble stops in and scoffs at McGee, and comments on Fibber’s discovery at his blueblood. Fibber keeps anticipating inheriting his $4000, then the doorbell rings. It’s his delivery of 1000 pounds of Sterling brand oatmeal. As Fibber puts it, “A grueling experience.”
PS: in modern dollars, if Fibber were really to have inherited the silver he expected, the price could be as much as $288,000 to $480,000. Based on silver prices from May thru December 2010. No wonder he was so excited.