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Appearing in "Getting Smooth!"

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  • S.S. Damned (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "Getting Smooth!"

When Paul has $2000 cash to blow, he takes Howard out to buy a new suit and then takes the fowl and Winda out to the most fancy restaurant in the city, the Fifth Season. Along the way, Howard recounts the events that led to Paul's current monetary windfall, how while on the cruise he made money after drawing a portrait of Iris Raritan, a rich socialite. Loving the drawing, she also introduced him to others who would be willing to pay top dollar for his work.

Arriving at the restaurant, they have some trouble getting in, until Paul advises the waiter that he is a friend of Raritan. There they meet Iris who is arranging a Circus show for a party she's throwing with a "Mr. Thraller" (Secretly the Ringmaster of the Circus of Crime.) She then invites Paul, Howard and Winda to the party.

While at Dr. Bong's castle, Beverly, feeling neglected bursts in on Dr. Bong's work and demands that he pay attention to her, a request he eventually complies with. While back in New York, the trio prepare for the party when Howard gets a phone call from Lee Switzler in Cleveland who offers Howard a job. At the party, the trio hob-nob with the rich and Howard and Winda find it a hard time adjusting to being the subject of the idle rich's scrutiny. When the Circus of Crime appears and puts on a show, soon everyone is put under a hypnotic spell and robbed. Believing Howard may be a money making addition to their circus, they take the mallard with them. While the party goers begin to snap out of their trances, Howard is taken away in the Circus of Crime's truck. In order to force Howard into working for them, the Ringmaster threatens to implicate Howard with their crimes.

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