Frankie has acquired tickets for the circus, and wants to take Phil and his whole family. As Phil and Alice get ready, she worries that she is getting old. Both she and Phil tell lies about their ages, as Phil fantasizes about his muscles. Phil flexes and shows off for the girls. Frankie walks in, and is less impressed as the family gets set to leave.
On the ride to the circus, Frankie tells how he got his circus tickets for free. Phil and
Alice are supposed to perform, but doing what? Despite their reluctance, the kids beg to go. Frankie takes the girls around, while Phil takes in the sideshow. I’m not so sure that Alice will approve of his choice of scientific observation though.
When Frankie loses the tickets for the shows under the big top, there’s enough cash between them to buy tickets for Alice and the girls. Meanwhile, Frankie and Phil decide to do it the way they did when they were kids. In doing so, they crawl under the edge of the tent, but the squeeze is a little tight. Good thing Julius is handy to give them a nudge.
To keep Julius from squealing on them, Phil wants to give the lions a stomach ache by feeding them a Julius burger. Julius is a little too quick with his plan for letting the guys in, if it were me, I wouldn’t trust him. As he runs off to arrange his plan, Phil sings, You Can’t Do Wrong Doing Right.
Julius brings a tiger and lion skin for the guys to put on, then he’ll wheel them in a cage into the tent. Of course, Phil and Frankie soon find themselves being center attraction in the lion tamers act. Animal tamer, Clyde Beaty puts the cats through their paces, including Phil and Frankie. The guys get a taste of the circus from the inside out. They jump up on stands, do tricks, and Phil even makes a new lady friend in a big cat.
Realizing that his newest additions are fakes, the lion tamer helps Phil and Remley make their break, and they meet up with the girls, just in time for the end of the show.