Gildersleeves is faced with getting Marjorie and Leroy new school clothes and supplies. Though Leroy is all too willing to drop out so Marjorie will have the extra cash for her college tuition, Gildy looks elsewhere for added income.
Inspired by Birdie, Gildersleeves decides to write a song for a visiting music publisher. He digs through some old boxes in the attic, and finds his old Ukulele, and song he wrote years ago. Blowing the dust off, he presents them to Leila. Making the rounds, we also learn what Peavey and Bullard think about the song. At floyd’s barber shop, Gildy has the Jolly Boys club go over his song. Is it a winner? Can he sell it? All he gets from his friends is insults.
When the great man hits his lowest depression at least his family supports him. Then he gets a surprise.
Note: the song would become a contest on the show. Fans could write in and name the song for cash and prizes.