In the Meadowlark Restaurant Squire Skimp talks to Lum about the newspaper article that is to be written up. Wanting to look his best for the photo that the paper is asking for, Lum gets a boost of pride. Should Abner also have his picture in the paper, since he’s a partner in the restaurant? Lum doesn’t see it that way, afterall the Lumburger was his own invention.
The famous jolly cooking chief poses with his world famous Lumburger, and Abner snaps off pictures. The job is bigger than Abner can handle though, so Doc Withers lends a hand in touching off the flashpowder.
Trial and error lends itself to comic affect, with false starts, failed pictures snapped, and mishaps with the highly flammable flashpowder.