Uncle Joe decides to take up painting and hopes to make money with his new venture. When an antique dealer buys a painting, Joe thinks he is a new art master on his way to success. However, the dealer only wants the valuable picture frame.
Much to Kate's chagrin, Uncle Joe has again accepted what she considers useless sample merchandise from a traveling salesman staying at the hotel for payment rather than cold hard cash, which she needs for operating costs. The samples this time are a set of six paint-by-number canvases. Uncle Joe believes that hanging one of his completed paintings behind the lobby desk will positively influence people in making the decision to check-in at the hotel. Uncle Joe's first painting not only doesn't look anything like the sample, but it repulses everyone who sees it... that is except for Mssrs. Cheever and Parks - an art dealer and his assistant - who have stopped into the hotel for dinner. Following their negotiation, Cheever buys the painting as is, complete with frame, for $15. What Uncle Joe is unaware of is that Cheever, who like everyone else is repulsed by the painting, recognized the frame as being one worth $200. Based on the sale, Uncle Joe believes he is the next great artist, as... Written by