New neighbors are moving in, and the family fights the temptation to watch the action, and size up the new folks. Rather than spying from afar, Gildy does it up close and personal, when he goes to meet his neighbors and introduce himself. Things get off on a good start when hospitality is the theme of the day. Matters take a turn though when frequent favors, and imposition on Gildersleeves begins to weigh heavy.
What’s a friendly neighbor to do? Gildersleeves drops into Peavey’s drugstore for advice on dealing with the new neighbor. Still, the neighbor keeps on borrowing, and making himself welcome to the house. Should Gildy put his foot down? Will it offend the neighbor?
PS: Wow, Gildy has become a big softie over the years. If he still lived next door to Fibber McGee, he wouldn’t have any qualms about picking a fight, or being gruff. Of course even in those early days, Gildy could turn on and off the gruffness. He might be in a bitter fight with McGee at one moment, then in the next scene be playing a friendly game of checkers. I suppose he’s still impetuous, just in a different way these days.