Vanessa and Rudy drive their parents crazy with their constant bickering. Their fighting becomes so heated that they break several items in their bedrooms and cause the kitchen ceiling to cave in. Cliff tries to ease the tension by asking Vanessa not to respond when Rudy tries to provoke her. The girls behave in front of their parents, but end up in a wrestling match at the kitchen table the second they are left alone. Cliff and Clair sentence them to living in the basement, where they continue to squabble. Theo taunts them about their situation and tries to convince them that the basement is over a graveyard. This seems to inspire Vanessa and Rudy to band together. They stop fighting, and their parents allow them to return to their rooms.