Richie runs down the stairs looking for everybody as he needs an audience. Richie has a debate for class president with Fred Collins that day. Howard is looking for the newspaper outside and actually finds it on the porch as opposed to in the bushes or elsewhere. Howard tells Richie to shave saying that Nixon
lost a Presidential debate because he didn't shave. Joanie comes downstairs and says she is sick in order to get out of taking a geometry test at school. Everyone sits down to hear Richie's speech. Fonzie also comes in and sits down. Richie has 22 points to his platform. Richie reads his speech at Arnold's where, in point 22, he argues for angled parking spaces. Al introduces Richie's opponent, "Fred Rollins" (Fred Collins). He has two planks: shorter classes and beer on campus. Everyone leaves chanting, "We want Fred!" The family and Fonzie have dinner, and Richie talks about adding to his 22 points. Howard says he should stick to his guns. Richie appears nervous because he and Fred are neck and neck. Potsie and Ralph come in with an idea to take a picture of Richie holding a baby. Fonzie takes Richie to Edie's Massage Parlor to help him relax and unwind. Richie is too tense, according to Fonzie. A beautiful blond girl (Edie) gives Richie a rubdown. Fred Collins and his buddy, Mullett, come inside and take a picture of Richie with Edie. Potsie conducts a poll at Arnold's and reads the results to Ralph. Richie tells them about the upcoming scandal. Ralph suggests they look for the film in Collins's room. At Collins's room, Collins and Mullett lock the film in a filing cabinet. Richie, Ralph, and Potsie (all wearing pantyhose on their heads) "break in" to the room. Richie answers the phone, answers "Teddy Roosevelt," and wins a quiz. The prize is ten free mambo lessons. Potsie finds a copy of Sunshine and Health
, a nudist camp magazine. They all hide after hearing a noise, and Fonzie comes through the window. Fonzie tells them that what they are doing is not right, so they leave the film in the cabinet. Ralph takes a page of the magazine with him. Back at the house, Richie shows everybody the school paper in which his photo with Edie is on the cover. Fonzie brings Richie a framed autographed photo of him and Edie. Ralph and Potsie tell Richie that he won the election. Richie takes everyone to Arnold's to celebrate his victory. The family plays Monopoly. Howard answers the phone, and it is for Richie: a man from the Board of Regents who asks about the massage parlor.
Songs in this episode:
"Poison Ivy" (instrumental) by The Coasters (1959)
"Blueberry Hill" (instrumental) by Fats Domino (1956)
"I'm Walkin'" (instrumental) by Fats Domino (1957)
an unknown instrumental