Alice talks to the girls about her idea to redecorate. It seems that part of the show has been snipped, as it switches abruptly to the following scene. Remley is still living with the family, and he talks with Phil about his latest business idea. He wants to invest in a boxing kangaroo. After a few rounds of joking about the idea, and Phil helping with advice to improve Frankie’s behavior to get along with Alice, he sings, Is It True What they Say About Dixie.
Frankie tries to bbe nice to Alice, but storms off after being insulted. Maybe if Frankie were married he would leave? Maybe Willie can help? Naw.
It comes out that the contractor can’t make it, and that Alice has two rooms in mind for decorating, although Phil doesn’t realize that yet. With little Alice having a birthday soon she wants to do the kid’s room first. Alice sings in vaudevillian style, Russian Rosy.
Phil can’t get a replacement wallpaperer, and when the decorator drops off a box of wallpaper, and a few jokes are traded about who the real star of the show is, Phil and Remley decide no harm can be done in doing the room themselves. They believe that it’s just the one room to be done, and they get started in Phil’s bedroom.
Julius drops in to create a little havok and drops a bucket of paste on Frankie. After the paste is removed, and wallpaper is hung, the mistakes are pointed out. Remley points out the morbid wallpaper, with the dead animals. Dead Animals? Just listen and figure it out.
Then there’s the covered windows and door. Alice’s excitement is mistaken for a happy excitement, until she threatens to go home to mother.