Young lovers in town take advantage of the warm weather by necking in the park, but what’s Mel and Betty doing on this romantic evening? Always on the bad side of Mr Colby, Mel has a hard time trying to act tough. Will he be able to man up, and go through with his elopement plans with Betty? Too afraid to go through with it, Mel sends Zookie over with the ladder to tell Betty that the elopement is called off.
Victor Miller and the Sportsmen perform, Old Buttermilk Skies. The botched elopement hasn’t won any points with Mr Colby, and Mel is still frustrated at not having enough courage. Betty is furious that she has been locked away in her room by her dad, but will Mel come to rescue her? Mr Cushhing is in high spirits at some new domestic arrangements, but it doesn’t involve his nagging wife. Will the marriage advice from the Mighty Potentate warn Mel off from his elopement plans? He’s at least sympathetic to Mel’s struggle with courage, and sends Mel to a psychologist.
The doctor administers a battery of tests for Mel. Ink blots, word association, and mental suggestion. Will it work out to make Mel tougher? Or will it just win Mel a shot at having every bone in his body broken?