Clark: "You're pretty set so far as shopping goes?" Eddie: "Well, I can't lie to you Clark. The truth is, things ain't going too good at all. You know I told you I borrowed the RV from my neighbor? Nope. It's mine. We live in it. I had to sell off the house, the barn, the ten acres. All I kept was a 50-foot plot, the pigs and the worm farm. If only I had back the money that me and Cathrine sent that TV preacher that was screwing the hockey players." Clark: "What about the kids?" Eddie: "His kids can fend for themselves. I don't even..." Clark: "No, your kids." Eddie: "Oh, well, that's the bitch of it. Se, I don't know what to do. We coasted into town on fumes. The gas money give out in Gurnee. " Clark: "Eddie, Ellen and I want to help you give the kids a nice Christmas." Eddie: "Oh Clark, I couldn't do that." Clark: "No, no, we insist." Eddie: "Oh, no; I'm not one for charity, now." Clark: "Oh, I know that Eddie. This isn't charity; it's family." Eddie: "Ooh, I don't know about that." Clark: "Now, come on; if you don't tell me what they want, I'll go out and get it on my own." Eddie: "Oh boy, this is a surprise Clark. This is just a real nice surprise. Just a real nice surprise. Here's a little list. Alphabetical, starting with Catherine. And if it wouldn't be too much, I'd like to get something for you Clark. Something really nice."
Clark decides to buy Christmas presents for Eddie's kids; Eddie protests, but really he's been expecting it.