Rumor on the street reaches Fibbers ears, but should he just go out and buy things just to horde them? Molly talks sense to him, and points him in the direction of a more constructive venture, fixing the washing machine. A phone call finds Fibber learning every little thing about Mirt the phone operators sister who’s studying to be a gunner. Forget doing repairs, a stroke of luck sends the McGee’s out to buy a used machine, but first a visit from Teeny. The tiny tot tells about some of her favorite movie starlets. She also wants to know why the president smokes cigarettes from a long black holder. Billy Mills plays, Don’t Get Around Much Any More.
A laughing man named Jimmy may have a lead on the woman who ran the ad about her washing machine for sale. Will Abigail Uppington know something about the mystery woman? Molly name drops Lum and Abner while talking to Abigail’s butler. The chase continues, and leads to the home of Harlowe Wilcox, but it isn’t him who answers the door. Its his twin, Paul Wilcox. Will he still manage to squeeze in a pitch for the sponsor? Will Harlowe provide answers from the shower… and stay in character?
The crazy neighbors include a visit to the Old Timer’s house. Has he got married to Bessie yet, or is she traveling? In Africa maybe? The Kingsmen sing, I’m an Old Cowhand.
The search is narrowing down to the last couple houses. Will the mail girl know where to look? Wallace Wimple knows the mystery lady as someone that his Big Old wife Sweetie Face knows. Will we get to meet the infamous Sweetie Face today? Nope, but Mrs Mouse has finally been caught. Are the Magee’s in time to buy her machine?
Note: in 1948 Isabelle Randolph, Mrs Uppington, would be a regular when Lum and Abner begin their half hour shows. She would be Miss Rowena, from London… Ohio, and play Lum’s girl friend.