A short "bad boy" comedy, based on the 68mm Biograph film A (W)RINGING GOOD JOKE. The Edison Company's remake made the gag available to 35mm exhibitors. A small boy ties a string from the tub handle to grandpa's chair. When the washerwoman turns the ringer on the washtub, the chair suddenly tips over backward, upsetting the tub, soap suds and clothes all over him. The small boy dances in wicked glee, particularly when the woman, in trying to help the old man up, slips on a piece of soap and falls into the mess as well.