The Wistful Vista Fire Department has just ended their clothing drive, and the winner of the drive for bringing the most clothes gets a free ride through town on the engine. Guess who it is? Fibber and Molly enjoy their ride as Fibber shouts to the people on the street.
The fireman stops in a store for a quick trip, and the Old Timer stops to tell about an experience with fighting a fire, and some old love letters. Fireman Mike is back, and offers Fibber the chance to drive the engine back to the firehouse. With siren blaring, McGee goes to park the truck in the firehouse. The chief won’t like it when he sees the dent that was put in the fender. But first he’ll have to chase down Fibber. Billy Mills plays, Bali hai.
Fibber and Molly take a breather after their hard run, and duck into Kraemers drugstore. Milton tells them that a fireman and a cop were just there looking for them. The police involvement inspires Milt to tell about his detective course he oce took.
Seeing a cop at the cigar counter, Fibber and Molly sneak out, only to run into Mayor Latrivia. He notices the busy activity of the cops, but hasn’t heard of what has gone down. When the Mayor talks about leaks at City Hall, the McGee’s mistake his meaning, and end up getting him a little flustered. The Mayor has to get back to work to se what’s going on, while Fibber finds that he has turned down a blind alley. He and Molly sneak into a side door to hide, and find Harlow Wilcox. I feel a commercial coming on. The sales pitch has Fibber feeling like he would rather just give himself up.
The McGees are still on the lam as Fibber talks like a gangster, and as Molly goes to phone the Mayor, Teeny appears. She talks to Fibber about seeing him on the fire truck earlier. He tells Teeny about being on the run from the law, and she offers to protect him. She tries to second guess what the crime was, then leaves the frustrated Fibber. The Kingsmen sing, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend.
Fibber is tired of running like a hunted animal. They pause long enough to talk with Ole, who has some news. He tells about his conversation with the police. Will Ole actually turn in his buddy for a measley five bucks? The fireman finally catches up with Fibber, but the weary McGees are ready to face their fate. Fireman Mike lets them know what they are really being sought after.
PS: Though it’s not hard to figure out, it’s not for the dent, but for something else. If you’re like me, and get involved in Fibber’s crazy adventure, it’ll come as a surprise though.