Jane Stacey Talks to her roomate, Irma Peterson, about the happenings in the Social pages of the newspaper. Jane’s boss, and boyfriend, along with his relatives are all over the social register. It must be nice to be so well known, but when Richard comes in his attitude is one of frustration over the notoriety.
Valuing privacy, he wants to keep Janes name from the press. Al and Irma have different ideas though. They think that the lowly Jane would fit in better, and make a nicer impression on Richard’s relatives if she had a presence in the newspaper. They decide to enter Jane in a beauty contest, and dream of the fame and glamour it might bring to their friend.
Since they can’t find a photo of Jane to submit, they send in one of Irma, but put Janes name on it. I feel some problems coming on. Haven’t these people ever heard those broadcasts of Lum and Abner, or Amos and Andy where they submit a photo to stand in for another person? Disasterous, but funny, results can only be the outcome of it.
When Jane gets home, they realize their mistake and try to stop the presses.
The Sportsmen sing, If This Isn’t Love.
Al and Irma get desperate when a phone call lets them know that Jane has been selected as a finalist. Can Al get her disqualified? Will Irma come up with the idea to convince the newspaper to pull Janes entry?
When Jane returns home after a nice walk, she suspects something is going on. It just isn’t normal behavior from Irma and Al when they are acting all angelic. They had success in pulling her entry, but the story they gave puts Jane on the front pages. Will this wreck her chances to be accepted in Richards family? Irma has some explaining to do.
It all ends well when the newspaper makes the required retractions, and demands that Irma go through with the beauty contest. End of problems, right? Not quite. The fun never ends with My Friend Irma.