Vanessa and her friends plan to sneak off to Baltimore to see their favorite group, the Wretched, in concert. Everyone tells their parents that they will be sleeping over at their friend Susan's house, as her parents are away for the weekend. They believe they will be home-free if they can make it home before Susan's grandmother wakes up the next morning. Kara takes her brother's car without permission, and panics when it is stolen from the parking lot of a doughnut shop in Wilmington, Delaware. The other girls convince her to wait until she gets home to report it stolen; they feel the police will believe that it was stolen from the family garage. News of a chemical fire near Susan's home has the Huxtables in a panic, until Susan's grandmother is interviewed on television and reports that no one is in the house. Another story alerts Cliff and Clair to the fact that the concert is in Baltimore. Vanessa and company stupidly hand over their tickets to a thief after he claims to be associated with the band. They are only able to make it home because of a chance encounter with a friend of Janet's brother. Clair thoroughly reams Vanessa, and warns that she may never trust her again. Meanwhile, Olivia vexes Cliff by calling a joke hotline that charges 95 cents per minute. She then invents her own jokes, which fail to impress him.