Things are going full speed ahead in the preparations of the movie premiere. It has even temporarily overshadowed the $10K give away of the money that Diogenes left. But don’t worry, that theme will return shortly.
In the Jot ‘Em Down store we find Lum putting a few touches on his speech. Abner isn’t too thrilled at hearing Lum’s same old warmed over speech, walking through snow to school, cutting logs for the cabin that he was born in, and more. Lum implies that he had a theatrical background in his younger days, but Abner cuts through his smoke screen to reveal the truth. An unexpected snag arises when Ezra Seastrunk refuses to let the premiere go on in the schoolhouse as planned. All he asks is the time to give a speech of his own, something that rubs Lum’s ego the wrong way. If the premiere has to be changed on such short notice, where might Lum find a meeting hall big enough to handle the crowd? Will Sister Simpson be able to move all the decorations to a new location in time? Grandpap enters with news that still may shoot down Lum’s new plans.