Mr & Mrs. Gillis are persuaded to help with the Central High Student-Parent Betterment League's Capers, an amateur revue featuring acts of questionable talent. This episode turns the spotlight on Frank Faylen.
Dobie has just started dating Clothilde Ellingboe. Her parents, who don't yet really know Dobie, don't approve of him primarily because his parents don't get involved in Dobie's life, most specifically in that they are not members of the Central High School Students and Parents Betterment League (CHSSPBL). To continue dating Clothilde, Dobie has to convince his parents to get involved in the CHSSPBL. Despite Herbert not having the energy to get involved in such issues after a long day at work which for him starts at 5:30 A.M., Winnie is able to drag Herbert to a meeting. The meeting they attend is replaced by a subcommittee meeting dealing with the Capers, the annual fund-raising revue organized by the CHSSPBL and performed by the parents and faculty. Donations, which will go to the student canteen this year, are collected at the end of the show. While Winnie is accepted as part of the cast, Herbert is roped into being one of the stage hands. At the performance, Herbert sees what most...Written by