The episode opens up to an overweight Ernie sleeping at work. Mel, having heard of Ernie' losing control of the forklift because his stomach got in the way of the controls, threatens to fire Ernie if he doesn't lose the weight. George and Angie become worried about his dramatic weight gain and try to help him shed the pounds.
George looking for ways to help Ernie lose the weight gets help from Vic. Bot take Ernie out jogging and boxing, but nothing seems to be working. George goes to extreme measures asking Benny "do you have any naked pictures of yourself?" He then takes Ernie to a tailor to find a new suit for court and his potential court battle over Mel's decision to fire him. Not being able to fit his old sizes, George pulls out a pair which fit perfectly. But they're not from the store. They're actually Ernie's mom's pants. This shocks Ernie into realizing his excessive weight and pushes Ernie to begin his diet and exercises.
The episode ends with Ernie on a scale in George's office with Mel doubting Ernie made his weight goal. But Ernie's a pound over until George asks Ernie what he was wearing last night when he weighed himself. At that moment Ernie begins stripping until Mel interjects and takes his word for it.