Alice and the girls have been after Phil to take them on a picnic, and today is the big day. At the breakfast table, Phil seems to be absent minded over the event. When Willie stops in, the typical bickering starts up, but before it’s done, there’s a little role reversal going on.
Phil has an early band rehearsal, but the band has some trouble getting going at the early hour. To keep the guys motivated, he ends up having to invite not only Remley, but the whole band. The rebellious band plays as Phil sings, Five Foot Two Eyes of Blue.
The gals are all set to go, and though Alice is willing to bend on letting Frankie tag along she isn’t so keen on being joined by a 40 piece band. At the picnic site, the family enjoy the day. Alice has a solution for all the problems at hand so she takes time to break out in song with, Highland Fling.
Frankie goes overboard with spraying for insects, Phil spilled all the milk for the kids. Julius arrives with the extra sandwiches, and saves the day. But what about the milk? Conveniently, a cow is found nearby. With a side reference to Lum and Abner, Phil and Frankie try to milk the beast, but it’s Julius who again saves the day. Pretty good for a kid from Brooklyn. And in 3/4 time too. Not to mention some great one liners and comebacks.
Just when things are going well, the band arrives. Descending on the picnic like a swarm of ravaging locust. Hey, what happened to Julius?