Rick and the visiting niece of Joe and Clara succeed in dating - not because they are attracted to each other but because they make their beaus more jealous.
This is a very typical episode for the series, innocuous but extremely polished and good-natured. It features the age-old sitcom saw of the son being pressured to take out a visiting young lady even though he would rather be doing something else. It works in a fictitious world where all young men and women have dates practically every night without being in any particular relationship. Its a more or less gentle story with a twist at the end, standard fare in all aspects.
Its most interesting to watch the acting, Ricky Nelson is so laid back you almost think he took a quaalude and Ozzie is so typically removed, sliding into the scenes, never really judging or stating a strong opinion, and laughing at the other characters' jokes almost like he is an audience member himself and helping out with the laugh track. The dialog is well-crafted, the editing is as well. Again, its interesting and sort of unique.