After a short drama to illustrate the need for the sponsor product, the usual pitch is made.
Uncle Henry is mad as a wet setting hen after getting a bad case of poison oak. It’s his own fault, but he thinks Mary did it on purpose. Abner explains how uncle Henry is all wrapped up, and in misery. Isn’t there any remedy, or a way Lum can butter him up?
Maybe Lizabeth knows a way to soothe a case of poison oak, so Abner phones home. He also has Mary deliver the cure. If she does, maybe it’ll restore her position in uncle Henry’s eyes.
As the gents discuss Squire Skimp’s suspicions, and attempts to sell insurance on Mary’s behalf, grandpap enters. Grandpap learns about the poison oak, and compares it to someone he knows who had a bad case of it. A phone call from uncle Henry brings a complaint about that smart alec, Mary.Huh? What kind of mix up got her in trouble this time?