It’s Thanksgiving in Pine Ridge, and Abner is sharing the meal at Lum’s house. Lum has a live turkey that he wants to furnish for the festivities. Abner gets confused about Lum’s technique for fattening up the bird.
At the chopping block, Lum begins to drag his feet as he admires the prize turkey, checks the sharpness of his ax, and thinks up other delays for the event. Abner is surprised to learn that Lum has even given the doomed bird a name.
The delays continue, but Abner patiently listens to Lum. He suggests Lum look the other way, or to go in the house to avoid witnessing the dreaded event. Lum is ready to simply order out from Luke Spears restaurant, but has Abner softened towards the bird as well?
Note: Listeners may know that the two actors and creators behind Lum and Abner are Chet Lauck and Norris “Tuffy” Goff. Did you know that Chet is a shortened form for the name Chester?No wonder Lum is hesitant to put an end to the turkey.