Operation Shaggy Dog
The "Shaggy Dog," a hamburger shack, is the hangout for Gidget's crowd, because its owner, Henry B. Socrates, known as Socks, understands young people's problems. Larue tells Gidget that a committee is raising funds to buy out Socks and Gidget learns her father heads the group. Although Russ shows Gidget plans for a small art museum to replace "The Shaggy Dog," Gidget enlists her friends to save the joint. The battle between father and daughter reaches its height when Gidget's group and Russ' hold meetings at the Lawrence home on the same evening. Russ is angry on finding that Buzz Britton, a young magician, has been removing articles of clothing from Russ' committee members to sell at a rummage sale Gidget plans to collect funds for her cause. After an argument with Gidget, Russ goes to the "Shaggy Dog," where he hears young Dr. Gary Preeman credit Socks for his success. Chastened, Russ shows Gidget new plans for the museum. One corner has been reserved for Socks' new cafe. After Gidget leaves for a date with Buzz, Russ finds a rabbit in his pocket.