Mr. Cheever warns Mr. Mooney that his job is in jeopardy unless he attracts new business. So Lucy enlists the help of country recording star Homer Higgins (Ernie Ford), who she coaxes into setting up an account at the bank and playing an after-hours hoe-down—with her impersonating the unsuspecting Mr. Mooney!
Picking up where the previous episode ('Main Street U.S.A.') left off, Lucy, Mr. Mooney and Mel Tinker stage a shootout at the bank for press coverage. Their hope is to bring the freeway problem to the attention of the world.
In this first of a two-parter, Lucy joins locals in protesting the destruction of the tiny town of Bancroft, slated to be ruined by a freeway. Little does Lucy realize that Mr. Mooney is bankrolling the project.