Madame Au Lait is in need of a story for the Tickety Times. Tommy and Tallulah are given the job to find one - before Chime Time. Unfortunately nothing exciting is happening in Tickety Town at all. When Tommy and Tallulah are overheard imagining what a great story a circus coming to town would make world quickly spreads that a circus really IS coming! Tommy and Tallulah can't bring themselves to own up - so hurriedly arrange a makeshift circus.