A reworking of an earlier script.
The cast members are meeting together to decide how to raise money for a bigger and better playground. Connie and Boynton are the faculty supervisors, while Walter and Harriet are the students in charge. They decide to have an auction, and discuss ways to get the word out. They’re second problem is finding something to auction off. Things are running too smoothly, and mix ups are sure to arise.
Walter has a contact in the real estate business. Harriet and Connie rummage through personal affects to find some goodies. Surely something will turn up since the Conklin’s are moving to a new house, and they’re getting all new furniture.
Connie and Boynton review some of their bargains, including a set of andirons. (Whatever those are is a mystery to me). The iron artifacts are part of the Conklin’s new furnishings that were delivered to the school, instead of their new house. I knew there was a mix up in there somewhere. More mix ups arise when Walter’s real estate connection has a house with furniture to donate to the auction. Trusting Stretch to run an errand, he gets the addresses mixed up. Although those special andirons are safe, it seems that the Conklin’s are about to have their new furniture hit the auction block. Let the slow burning begin.
Note: If you’re interested in a Retro Original that features the version of this episode from 1950, try this one: Our Miss Brooks 500319 The Auction. (retro267). Complete with a bonus track, and a few words from Keith and the Retrobots.