At the train station, Gildersleeve is joined by Leroy and Marjorie to greet a cousin. Octavia and her little daughter, Barbara Ann meet the family. The snooty, and trusting Octavia, leaves the bratty Barbara Ann in the care of Gildy.
It’s not only the impetuous Gildersleeve who thinks the girl is a brat, soon even Birdie joins the sentiment. Leroy and Marjorie keep trying to be good hosts, but soon pranks develop to give Barbara Ann a taste of her own medicine. Mischief between the kids frustrates Gildy. Will he believe his kids, or will his deference at being a gracious host win out? Judge Hooker may be able to provide an impartial source, unless the typical bickering between the two gents alter the impartial mood.
The family has had enough of extending courtesies to the ingrateful girl. I don’t think Leroys idea of taking her for a long drive in the country will go over, but it was a nice thought while it lasted. Out on her promotion tour of her new book, can Octavia be convinced to call it a little short, and come for the girl? Arthur Q Brian plays a character, similar to Elmer Fudd, who tries to take Barbara Ann back to Octavia, but a misunderstanding ensues between Mr Lewellyn and Gildersleeve. Tough justice ensues to set matters right… if you know what I mean.
News Flash: The reunion on the train platform is interrupted with a news report on the bombing at Pearl Harbor. More interruptions break in as more news is available from various world news outlets.