Corpulent comedian John Cumpson returns as Bumptuous in this one-reel Edison comedy. The titular joke is perpetrated by members of an exclusive men's club. Pretending to accept Bumptuous into their fold, the clubmen subject him to all manner of humiliating hazing rituals. The hero holds his temper in check until the finale, when he goes on a rampage and destroys all of the club's furniture. The reviewer for Variety noted that this film was on a par with Essanay's Hank and Lank series, which could hardly be considered a compliment.
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