Things are looking gloomy for our Pine Ridge picture executives. Squire Skimp has been stealing away resources from Lum and Abner, but he’s not without his own troubles. We join Squire as he talks to grandpap on the street. Why does he want to renegotiate the contract for his player piano?
The films Squire has plans for don’t require piano accompaniment, since they come with recorded soundtracks. Will grandpap be able to get his job back with Lum and Abner, or has he burned his bridges there? Back on good enough terms, grandpap learns how the remaining loyal friends are putting finishing touches on the reconstruction project.
The question remains. Will Abner take grandpap back as piano player? Without the competition for his wage, will grandpap be forced to take a pay cut to play for the gents? Lum just learned, as Squire did, all the pictures these days have sound, and piano accompaniment is a thing of the past. Poor ol’ grandpap.