When it comes to having troubles, Jim Anderson has plenty of them. Teen age drama queen, Betty’s life is ruined when she can’t go to the dance, Bud doesn’t want to take her as a substitute to her boyfriend, but Cathy wouldn’t mind going with any body. Mom’s turkey is ruined, and there’s no food left in the house. Hector visits, and thinks Jim is the luckiest man alive. Jim just won a 35 pound live turkey.
What’s the family going to do with all that turkey? After the holidays, everyone has had their fill of turkey. Jim gets the idea to invite guests over for a New Years party. Is Cathy beginning to get attached to the live critter? Her suggestion is to keep Irene around for next year’s New Year’s party.
Expenses for party preparations to go with the free turkey begin to mount, and drive up both Jim’s budget, and blood pressure. Is mom’s shopping list justified? How do you find a pan big enough for a 35 pound bird, or for that matter, a stove to fit it in? Now that the kids are attached to Irene, who’s going to take her to the butcher? Gulp.
Later, the party is a success. If every one has been enjoying the turkey feast, then where did Cathy find Irene to dress her up? Isn’t he cute?
Note: The turkey’s name is Irene, yet weighs 35 pounds. Now that’s a giant of a bird. Hen turkeys usually weigh less than 20, but Tom turkeys can get quite large. Though the bird is named Irene, he gets referred to as a he.