In the home of Archie Andrews, dad enjoys reading the paper, and shares some of the top stories with mom. Except for one. It seems an old flame of his is returning to town, and mom is jealous. When dad tries to make secret plans to go on a fishing trip with a buddy, mom is suspicious. Meanwhile, Archie and Jughead talk about a Mothers Day gift, a big box of candy, and after a few samples. Archie decides on a box. The guys meet Veronica in the store, who also buys a box for her mom, and a smaller box for her dog.
Back home, there’s a small mix up when Archie moves dad’s fishing gear, and hides candy. Mom only overhears part of a phone conversation, finds the candy, and her suspicions of dad’s old flame grow. It’s the last straw for her, but what’s she going to do about it? At Veronica’s Archie learns that Veronica’s dog is sick in the hospital. Of course, conclusions are jumped to, and Archie is sure the dog was poisoned by the candy. Hmm… He actually might not be far from the truth. Candy, especially chocolate is bad for dogs. But before I say too much, let’s get back to the story.
Mom goes to confront her old rival, who has become.. well… let’s say that she’s twice the woman she used to be. Mom has a nice meeting with the cheerful old flame, and leaves her the box of candy that was found at the closet. The worried Archie discovers the missing candy, but misses the chance to clear up the matter when he talks to mom. Instead the ships of truth pass in the night, and Archie goes to regain the poisoned candy from the old flame. In an elaborate ruse, he manages to do better than that. With Jugheads help and to avoid a mistake, they swipe all 10 boxes of her candy. Watch out, don’t mess with the fat lady’s candy.
How does Archie and Jughead dispose of the tainted goods? All the boxes look alike, so all they can do is light them on fire. What a waste of chocolate. The candy may be gone, but sparks from the flames manage to set Archie’s roof on fire. Can it get any worse? Archie is upset that he has no gift for Mother’s Day, but his mom is forgiving of him. Veronica is upset that Archie broke her date. Archie is upset when he learns the truth about Veronica’s sick dog. There’s still one little problem once dad gets home and learns the hard way about the damaged roof.