As the family relax at home, Leroy is enjoying a moment with his favorite detective, Dick Tracey. Marjorie relaxes with her favorite movie magazine. Gildersleeves is a little less relaxed as he reads through the bills. He can’t seem to trim the budget with the kids, so he goes to talk to Birdie about the household expense. It’s hard to beat her diligence as a thrifty shopper.
Gildy seeks solace by going downtown where he encounters the Judge, who suggests that Gildy takes on a new job. At Floyd’s barber shop he tosses around a few ideas to earn a few extra dollars. He decides to apply his imagination to becoming a writer. Gildersleeves keeps his hopes up as he talks to Peavey. Though he isn’t too keen on Peavey’s advice, he’s more certain he can make big bucks as an author.
It’s the weekend, and Gildy gets started, but he has mental block. For ideas, he browses through an encyclopedia. Nope, what he needs is a typewriter. No luck there either. He makes a go of it in longhand, but the distractions begin to crowd his mind. When Gildy’s inspiration takes him to the house of Eve Goodwin, he pretty much shoots his day of writing down the drain.
Maybe if he arranges a tea party for some high society hobnobbing? A chat with Mrs Pettybone will be the thing to inspire his literary activity, and get moving in intellectual circles. in hopes of jumpstarting his creativity.
Despite all the talk, things just don’t work out for poor old Gildersleeves. Did you expect that they would? Maybe he should have listened to Peavey.