Old Mac finds out secretly that it’s Poppycock’s Birthday (He overhears Poppycock trying to write a Birthday card rhyme to himself). Poppycock is sad because it’s his first birthday away from his city “buds”. Old Mac keeps Poppy distracted while he (Mac) gets the gang busy putting together a surprise birthday party for Poppy. Lucinda is the only one not fully behind the fun… because she was out of town on her birthday and feels cheated by not having her own party, gifts, cakes, etc. She finally gets into the contagious mood of the intrigue and is able to enjoy a birthday that’s not her own.