Franklin finds an ingenious way to earn enough money to buy a "must-have" toy. Franklin has only half the money he needs to buy the Super-Duper Spy Kit of his dreams. His father makes a deal: he will give Franklin the money he needs if Franklin will paint the fence. Franklin agrees, but soon finds that painting is hard work. So he enlists Beaver and Fox to help by making a deal with them. That deal leads to another, and another until finally the fence is painted and Franklin's father pays him. In a surprising twist, Franklin finds that he has enough money for two spy kits--one for himself and one for his best friend, Bear.