Sheriff Amos Tupper is just flat out since a deputy gave notice, when his younger sister Winnie Tupper Banner arrives, 'desperate' having left her husband, refusing to give details. He dumps her on Jessica, who is relieved -pressed for a deadline- after checking on Dr. Seth Hazlitt for Winnie's ulcer medicine prescription that the old bachelor-gentleman enjoys her company. Amos first allows overbearing, unqualified Marigold Feeney's "you're no bigot, are you?"" routine to railroad him into hiring her as deputy, later finds himself the last ranking for sleeping accommodation in his own home after the unannounced arrival of brother in law Elmo Banner, manager of a drugstore, his half-brother and business partner pharmacist Harold Banner, sister Flo Oakes and her husband Kenny. Winnie refuses to talk to her in-laws, even announces a divorce, Elmo mumbles 'you'ld have to kill me', she runs off to Seth. Next day Jessica accepts to cook a seafood feast for the unappreciative, grumpy Banner ... Written by
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The episode title is an allusion to the Irish folk song, Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder?, written in 1898 by George L. Giefer. See more
Doc Hazlett arrives at the dinner party and knows all of the Sheriff's relatives, but he had never met them. See more