It’s a crisp Autumn day in Wistful Vista. The perfect day to take a walk, that’s why we find Fibber inside and puffing on a stale old stoagie. As Molly tries to pry him loose, and take a walk, Abigail Uppington pops in for a visit, and talks a little about the political climate, and her family background. Fibber gets riled up over the social comparisons with Uppington, and as Billy Mills fires up the band, Fibber heads out the door.
Billy plays, Kalamazoo.
Back home, Fibber shares what he learned with Molly. The Old Timer visits to joke about Fibbers family history, and to ask a favor. Besides the family topic, conversationdrifts to movies, then Fibber has a talk with Mirt, the phone operator. Fibber once again tries to head out the dor to the library, only to be stopped by Harlowe Wilcox, and a commercial breaks out.
Fibber finally hits the street, and the Kingsmen sing, It Ain’t Necessarily So.
Fibber is back home with his latest report to Molly. Wallace Wimple visits to tell about his latest adventures with his wife, Sweetie Face. The doorbell rings, and Mayor Latrivia visits and Fibber is so nervous about his family findings, the mayor gets a chance to turn the tables, and take the upper hand on some wordplay with the McGees.
Why is Fibber so nervous and upset? It’s over a telegram he got back from his hometown in Peoria, Illinois.