President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gives his famous speech to Congress following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At the end of his speech, he asks Congress to declare war against Japan, which officially brings the United States into World War II.
President Franklin Roosevelt and his defense cabinet discuss retaliation plans for the Pearl Harbor attack. He urges them to strike the heart of Japan and not to give up or give in. When they claim his request is not possible, he stands up out of his wheelchair to illustrate that it can be done.
Chunk must perform the truffle shuffle before he can enter Mikey's house. After he performs it, the gate entrance to the house is opened using a Rube Goldberg machine, which consists of simple machines such as ramps, pulleys, and levers.
Maude sits in Archie's chair and won't move, so Archie uses his secret weapon to upset her: talking negatively about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Archie and Maude get into an argument, and during it, they mention many defining aspects of FDR's presidency: his four-term presidency, polio illness, fireside chats, the recovery from the Great Depression, and the United States' entrance into World War II.