Richie and Potsie are very pleased that Fonzie has been able to get them tickets to a big Rock 'N' Roll show that is coming to town but disappointment soon sets in when Howard is taken ill and needs to have his tonsils out and Richie will be needed to mind Cunningham's Hardware on the same Saturday night as the show.
Although bitterly disappointed, Richie has no intention of letting his sick father down and so, he puts on a brave face, he gets a refund on the tickets from Fonzie, however, when Howard sees how upset Richie is about missing the show, he tells Richie that he can close the show at 5pm instead of the usual 9pm so that he and his friends can still make the concert in plenty of time. After once again getting tickets, Richie happily looks after the store for his dad until a glasspanel is broken in the front door and Richie takes responsibility for it. Once again, Richie is unable to go to the show.
A very good episode and a good way to show teens taking responsibility when adults are unable.