Brandon feels indebted to Ted after Vicki saves Harriet from drowning in the Lawson's new pool. This makes him even more annoying and obtrusive than usual... until Vicki herself falls in.
When Jamie and Vicki get a part-time gas station job, Vicki fine-tunes a car to go 124 miles a gallon, causing oil companies and oil sheikhs alike to drop by the Lawsons' door.
Right after Ida Mae promises she can get a record producer friend to watch an audition of Jamie, Reggie, Harriet and Vicki's new rock group, she falls in the Lawsons' kitchen and gets total amnesia.
While Dick and Brandon are at home suffering from measles, their kids become hostages in a bank robbery.
Ted reluctantly accepts Brandon's invitation to join the Caribou Lodge and volunteers his family to participate in a charity event, thinking it will help his chances of getting a promotion at work.
Jamie thinks he can use Vicki's voice impersonation skills to get an advantage in his audition for school lunch Deejay; Brandon's visiting sister Ida Mae boasts that she knows practically every living celebrity, which the Lawsons have a hard time believing.