Edgar Witherspoon is an elderly man with a Rube Goldberg machine filling his apartment. His daughter is concerned and arranges for a social worker to look in on him. It turns out that the machine is an allegory for the world. Harry is constantly making modifications and additions to the machine to keep the world running right.
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Dr. Jeremy Sinclair
[gestures to the room-sized machine
So what you have here is some kind of clock?
Of course not! Why would I build a clock?
[points to his wristwatch
Three dollars, any drug store. Doesn't lose 10 seconds in a year!