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Through Richie's toy intercom, Rob and Laura here a not so nice conversation about themselves from the Helper's. They then go to their dinner party very mad and Jerry and Millie can't figure out what is wrong.
Rob & Laura go to banquet to get an award for Alan Brady, but before they go Laura & Rob put their hands in a pot of black ink (Laura was dyeing a costume Ritchie needs for a play.)
Rob has left a manuscript of a book that tells about Rob engaged to someone else. Rob is also in love with Laura, he has to tell her that he is engaged to Dorothy (that's Rob asked for two three day passes) hoping he could tell Dorothy that he wants to marry Laura.
Buddy and Sally read the manuscript in secret hoping Rob won't catch them reading it. Rob says Dorothy is 45% sexier than Laura.
Dorothy gets mad that she won't be married to him. Rob comes in with aching feet wanting Buddy & Sally to read it!
In this new installment of The Dick Van Dyke Show Rob is faced with the unusual task of writing a eulogy for Alan Brady along with former writing partner Sally Rogers. Alan wants to make sure that nice things are said at his eulogy.
Rob learns that he and Sally will get a big raise to entice them to write the eulogy. Rob isn't sure he isn't sure he wants to do it because it is hard to find nice to Alan before he dies.