Vint installs an intercom system so they can monitor the baby when it is born. Although Mama wants nothing to do it at first, she lets them do it anyway. One receiver goes out on the front porch, and one in the upstairs bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, and of course, the basement. After testing it out and seeing that it works fine, Vint, Bubba, and Naomi retire to the front porch to let Mama do her housekeeping.
Mama gets the idea to spy on her family, unbeknownst to them of course. After hearing them call her a bossy bully, among a few other words, Mama storms away to the kitchen with Iola. Vint gets the same idea Mama had and suggests that they spy on her. It just so happens that an upset Mama and Iola are talking about them, discussing what Mama thinks of all of them and how much they annoy her. Bubba, according to Mama is a prima donna, Vint acts like an over grown kid, and Naomi is a lazy slug. Mama's family gets just as upset as Mama was when she overheard them talk about her.
At dinner, Bubba, Vint, and Naomi all hint about what Mama called them, and Mama tries to prove she isn't bossy. But it also comes to light not too long after, that Mama was eavesdropping on her family, and Vint, Bubba, and Naomi where eavesdropping on Mama and Iola in the kitchen. After a few loud moments, they all decide that the intercom was a bad idea, and Mama demands that Vint take it out.