It’s the season opener, and we learn that Fibber is feeling under the weather. Doc Gamble arrives to hear Fibber’s story, and diagnose the problem. He prescribes a new kind of pil for his ailing patient, a placebo. Still, Fibber is determined to follow Doc’s instructions for taking it to the letter. The Kingsmen sing, Doing What Comes Naturally.
Molly babies her baby, as they both wonder exactly what a placebo is. Fibber plans to invent a new health food regimine, based on eating grass. Elsie Myrtle from the beauty parlor drops off a forgotten item for Molly. She won’t be bothering Fibber, or disturb his timing for taking his pill, will she? Some town gossip is shared before Harlowe Wilcox enters to deliver the commercial. As Molly steps away, the doorbell rings, and Teeny pops in to talk about airplaine rides.
Billy Mills plays, I Got the Sun in the Morning. But even the musical number isn’t immune from an interuption when it’s time for Fibber’s placebo. The Old Timer learns about Fibber’s health, and tells about his own good health. It reminds Fibber of an incident from his Vaudeville days, and a political joke from Old Timer. After taking his pills on the dot, Fibber begins to notice them doing strange, and wonderful things to him. Mayor Latrivia visits to talk about his lady friend, FiFi Tremain. Will the mayor spill the beans on what a placebo is? What will Fibber think, once the dictionary definition reveals the truth?