Note: This may not actually be the episode that goes here. It is likely mislabeled. It seems to break up the continuity of the surrounding story.
In Peavey’s drugstore, Leila Ransom asks for advice on doctors. Is there some family crisis that Peavey is facing? In the Gildersleeves home, Leila visits, and tells her concern that Mrs Peavey is ill, and needs an operation. Though she can’t stay for dinner, the gossip soon spreads to the Jolly Boys Club. Gildy and his pals practice their barbershop quartet skills, and what to do about their friend in need. Maybe if Doc Pettybone were a member of the Jolly Boys, he would do the work for free. They sing: Dear Old Pal of Mine.
Joined by fellow Jolly Boy, Judge Hooker, Gildy approaches Doc Pettybone. Will the doc be glad to join? Will he agree to offer his services for free? This calls for an emergency meeting of the Jolly Boys. Fundraiser ideas fall flat. How about if they start a campaign to flood the drugstore with business, and stocking up on supplies? The town rallies, and business booms.
Taking shelter by closing his store, Peavey gets one last visitor. Gildy tells why business was booming, and the secret behind the ailment emerges.