On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend. Written by
Paul Emmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Jackie Gleason Told His Son He Could Have Any Present He Wanted, He Picked The Most Outrageous Gift Of All... Richard Pryor.
Did You Know?
All the pies in the pie fight sequence were supplied by bakeries in the surrounding Louisiana area. See more
When Jack Brown is on the phone in Master Bates's room, you can see that the phone has no cord going into the phone jack See more
Why is it always my toy department? Why can't the kid grow up and get interested in stereos?
I'm hoping to get him interested in something we don't even sell.
We sell everything.
References Gone with the Wind
"I Just Want To Be Your Friend"
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more