Betty tries to get Mel to improve his business by taking some investment risks. Mel is doubtful, but when her dad, Mr Colby pops in for the usual round of insults, Mel is motivated to prove Colby wrong. Banker Grimes wife enters the fix it shop to show off her singing ability, and connect Mel with her brother and the amazing oil stock that he’s selling.
Accompanied by the Victor Miller Orchestra, the Sportsmen sing, Linda. Besides his own commitment to buy stock, Mel has convinced Mr Colby to invest as well. Hartley Benson enters to brag to Mel about the women who chase after him. Can anything humiliate the egotistical Hartley? Mel’s problems compound since he has learned the stock is phoney, and Colby has invested even more in it.
Lodge president, Mr Cushing enters to tell the latest relationship woes with his wife. Gad! What temptation will he be faced with to do his wife in? Will the Mighty Potentate have some advice to get Colby from buying up the phoney stock?
Mel impersonates various people, designed to put a false pressure on the oil market, and in hopes of getting Colby to back out on his investments. Will his zany characters get the job done? Or will the fake competition drive Colby into buying even more stock? Will he and Mel come away from the shady deal in the black, or will Mel have every bone in his body broken?
Note: Earl Ross is the dealer of phoney stock, Mrs Grimes brother. In earlier episodes he played other characters in the series including a lodge member named Earl, and even Banker Grimes himself. More notably, he played Judge Hooker on the Great Gildersleeve show.