Fonzie and Howard are picked for jury duty. The case appears cut and dry, but Fonzie isn't so sure. Meanwhile, Richie, Potsie, and Ralph practice for a fraternity festival, and Marion is to hold a paint sale at the hardware store in Howard's absence.
Lori Beth has to write a term paper on the typical, middle-class family, so she interviews each Cunningham family member as well as their friends as clips from past episodes are shown. Fonzie says he'll tell Lori Beth something nobody knows about the Cunninghams.
Joanie is set to go on her first car date, so Fonzie and Richie show her how to counter any advances her date may make toward her. Joanie says she may not want to counter his advances and would like to experience her first kiss.
Howard's father comes for a visit after being forceably retired as a captain of detectives due to his age. Not wanting to sit around, he gets a job at Fonzie's garage. After one day, Fonzie, not having the heart to do it himself, asks Howard to fire his father.
Pinky Tuscadero's younger sister, Leather, comes to Milwaukee looking for a gig. Al gives her and her group a job at Arnold's after a successful audition, but Officer Kirk threatens to shut the place down after learning of Leather's troubled past.
After Chachi is caught by a truant officer, Fonzie and Richie arrange for Joanie to tutor him. He gets caught cheating on a test and, as a result, gets suspended from school and gets in hot water with Fonzie.
A Hollywood talent scout, needing a mechanic for his limousine, sees Fonzie at Arnold's and thinks he could be the next James Dean. The Cunninghams, Potsie, and Ralph go to Hollywood with Fonzie for his screen test.