Another day, another relationship saved by a bar of soap! And this time, the stakes are higher than a pair of dishpan hands.
Also, the whole family is getting involved. Sticking their nose in, so to speak. The doctor seems to be the uncle of the woman tattling on Jim and Myra. But he also seems to know Jim and Myra too. Really, he shouldn’t be gossiping about people like this. Tell Louella Parsons here to stop!
But no. He loves it. And he is seeing patients in his tuxedo for some reason. All they need are a couple of cocktails. Maybe the nurse could shake up some martinis in the tongue-depressor jar for them. Just as long as she remembers to take the tongue depressors out first.
Anyway, Myra’s busybody friend/sister/mother is telling Dr. Tux that Myra’s given Jim the boot “because he’s a little careless about ‘BO.’”
Dr. Tux agrees that this shows deep moral failings on Jim’s part and who knows what else he’s careless with. You have to make an effort in a marriage, for heaven’s sake! And not stinking is pretty high on the list.
Jim just hadn’t thought of it like that. So who knows what other foibles he is concealing? Hmmm….
Then, Uncle Tux says well, he likes Jim (from a distance) so he’ll have a wee word with him. Probably on the telephone.
Jim is the sadsack in the hat, middle row right. Boy, gosh and golly, he had NO idea! “Wow, that was plain talk from the doctor!” I’ll bet it was, too.
Cut to the shower scene. Bar of soap, lots of lather, enormous happiness. Although it does take a whole year for the now-happy couple to assure the doctor that everything is copacetic.
Why did it take a year? Well, I noticed something weird in the last picture. Take a look at the doctor’s face, as he sits downwind of Jim’s bent arm!
And Myra – goodness, she doesn’t look all that thrilled either. What is going on? I sense trouble. Jim is oblivious (as always). The doctor and Myra are giving each other a look. Something’s gone wrong.
Very, very wrong.
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