Out of breath, Fibber rushes in with important news. Has Fibber found a valuable coin? Did he leave it somewhere? Lena the maid enters to tell about some of her wierd relatives. Down at Kraemers hardware store, Fibber tries to get his coin back that he accidentally spent. As he searches in the cash register, Billy Mills plays, I’ve Got a Girl in North and South Dakota.
Has Kraemer given the oldquarter awayas change? Taking a cab, Fibber tracks down Wallace Wimple to shake him down for the old coin. He tells how he played all his coins in slot machines, and the latest word on his big old wife, Sweetie Face. The trail leads to Harlowe Wilcox, who just won the jackpot on the slots.
Doc Gamble is the next one on Fibber’s warpath. Did he get that quarter from Harlowe? Does he still have it? The Kingsmen sing, i Tipped My Hat and Slowly Rode Away.
Fibber has somehow managed to get his quarter back, then Mayor Latrivia pops in for a visit. The mayor begins to tell about his military career, and gets the McGee’s confused about what a wild goose chase is. Other word definition confusions ensue that build to a frustrating slowburn. He has the last laugh though whe he has some news that may start Fibbers chase all over again.
PS: I like Molly’s suggestion that Fibber was out of breath because someone was chasing him. That’s my usual excuse for running, “How big is the guy chasing me, or how cute is the girl I’m chasing.” Other than that, I avoid running at all costs.