Comedy. By Christopher Sergel.
Cast: 5m., 4w. Father is in a poisonous mood! Every single thing the family does makes his mood even worse, till he's at the point of expoding. This is the moment that poor, nervous Paul sticks his head inside the door and inuqires hopefully, "Is Pop in a good mood?" If he only knew! Without permission, Paul borrowed Father's shiny new car, and before he'd driven a block he bashed in a fender. Now he has to tell Father, and Paul would just as soon be struck down first by a bolt of lightening. The car was such a beauty—the family's pride and joy—and now Paul has really crashed the fender. "It wasn't my fault," he cries, and it wasn't—but what chance does he have of convincing anyone? To make matters worse, he has to explain to his girl why he hasn't shown up for their date, and when he describes the accident he lays it on a bit thick—so much so that she rushes over to hear his last words! Poor Paul—it seens as though his troubles couldn't be worse, but then suddenly they are! But in an uproarious and surprise reversal at the end, the tables are turned, and Paul is uproariously exonerated. Approximate running time: 20 minutes.