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When Rusty needs a scout project, Danny promises to build him a dog house that will be the envy of the doggie set.
Pat takes a ribbing, by professional ribbers, at the Friars Club Bachelor Party arranged for him by Danny. As if the standard cold feet weren’t enough …
Danny emcees a show for sportswriters, and they award him a uniform for Rusty. He bans Linda from “the locker room” when he goes up to his room to try it on with his friends. Linda feels pretty unlucky to be a girl.
Tonoose arrives, announces himself a failure, and explains that his nemesis back in Toledo has arranged for the mayor of Toledo to deliver his eulogy. Tonoose needs someone even bigger for his. Guess who. The President? No. Bigger.
It’s time for the parents of the bride to meet the father of the groom, a legendary hoofer (Jack Haley) who charms everyone but Danny, whom the senior Hannigan accuses of stealing “the best hunk of material I ever had.”
Tonoose arrives to take over Pat and Terry’s wedding, planning every minute detail of what he sees as a traditional Lebanese three day wedding.
Danny is in line for a television show, and driving everyone else crazy in the process. When Phil tells him “they” turned it down, Danny tells him he’s willing to do whatever it takes to end the road trips.
Kathy leaves a very smug Danny in charge of the house while she does jury duty, mainly because he has assured her he can handle it with ease.
Danny and Kathy are jockeying for position as the Decider Of The Homestead. Meanwhile, Pat and Terry have changed their minds about where they will go on their honeymoon. Danny tries to pass manly advice on to Pat and Rusty -- do not let the woman start making decisions, because once she has made one she will want to make them all.moreless
Danny is dying to find out if he is going to get the big television spectacular coming up, but once again Jack Benny has beat him out for the job. When Jack shows up to make sure their friendship is intact, Danny believes Benny is in league with the Devil. Gale Gordon appears as the Devil in the ensuing dream sequence, which is in 1960 state of the art sketch comedy.moreless
Kathy and Terry have been teasing Danny and Pat about not being wise to the ways of business, but mere entertainers, so Pat and Danny get Charlie’s help to look more astute at finance.
Danny is rehearsing with Rusty and Linda as “The Williams Family” for their opening at the Copa when a problem arises.
Kathy, Rusty and Linda have smuggled a pregnant St Bernard dog into the apartment just as the new landlord (Gale Gordon) has begun complaining about Danny’s singing being audible from the hallway. Danny meets the new landlord before he meets the dog.
Danny wants to make sure his future son-in-law Pat is set in show business, so Kathy’s plans for a vacation take a back seat to Danny’s plan to take Pat out on a series of one nighters. Kathy enlists Charlie’s help to get Danny to work less.
After Rusty runs away from a bully, Danny gets him started on a weightlifting routine. Danny secretly slips him a fake barbell to give him the confidence to stand up to the bully.
When Terry calls Pat and Danny useless entertainers because they cater to a mainly well-to-do audience, Danny takes her, Kathy, and Pat to a beatnik club, hoping to show her what's wrong with the beatnik lifestyle. Much to his dismay, Terry invites some beatniks home, causing turmoil in the Williams household.moreless
Charley raves about last night's show at the Club, where Danny and Jackie were a huge success. Upon finding out Jackie is a female, Kathy finds herself consumed with jealousy. When she claims Danny would be jealous, too, he dismisses it with a wave of the hand. She sets out to prove him wrong.moreless
Danny schemes to cure Terry of her attraction to Continental freeloaders by introducing her to his friend and fellow comedian, Pat Hannigan, posing as a mooching Italian golfer. Pat, however, soon finds himself falling for Terry.
Terry thinks that Danny and Kathy's marriage has lost its spark, so she advises each of them to be more romantic toward the other. Neither one, however, seems to be able to find the right time for it. They teach Terry that there is more to a successful marriage than romantic bliss.moreless
Linda's new friend, a Chinese girl who's a piano whiz, quickly takes to the Willamses. Her father, however, is a traditionalist who considers American culture to be a bad influence, and forbids his daughter from seeing them. The Williamses try to set him straight on the matter.
After witnessing a fender bender between Danny and another driver, Rusty has to decide whether to violate his code of honesty as a Boy Scout or testify against his own father in court.
Terry returns from college in Europe a cultured, sophisticated woman. Danny is afraid that he has lost his little girl.