Fibber is told that he has been selected as a potential man of the year, much to Molly’s surprise. Frank nelson is Mr Grift, the man who wants to sell Fibber the luxuriously bound book of the finalists for the covented prize. As Mr Grift leaves with check in hand, Doc Gamble gets an earful of Fibbers pride over his award. Although everybody else sees the swindle for what it is, Fibber doesn’t. Billy Mills plays, the Johnson Rag.
Molly tries her best to convince Fibber, but he won’t be swayed from his imagined success. Mayor Latriva visits, but Fibbers claim to fame doesn’t phase the mayor. It doesn’t take long to get both Fibber and Molly mixed up on his figure of speech about being a big toad in a little pond. The Kingsmen sing, the Old Master Painter.
To prove the point of Fibbers fame, or not, he and Molly take the street car down town to the police station. Along the way they run into the Old Timer and his girlfriend Bessie. They tell about an adventure with popcorn. Old Timer is skeptical, but what will the police say about Fibber’s new found fame?
At the end, and with egos and heads shrunk to normal size, Fibber and Molly put in a word for Christmas Seals.