George feigns a bad back in order to avoid going fishing with Harry Morton, despite Gracie and Blanche's plan to get the two husbands to become friends. Meanwhile, Ronnie and Ralph are contemplating going to a Calypso party.
Blanche's mother comes to visit, amid some turbulence in the Morton household due to Harry's cancelled business trip. Gracie initiates another identity mixup, this time between Natalie (Blanche's mother) and Marie, a French exchange student at Ronnie's college.
It looks like Brian McAfee once again is not going to graduate, and this may be his last chance. Gracie gets an idea for helping Brian when she listens to Harry Morton's story of how he was awarded his Dartmouth diploma in absentia.
Ronnie and Ralph are planning to sail to Tahiti in Ronnie's boat. George's authorization of the questionable trip becomes a controversial issue. Gracie gets Von Zell and the Mortons involved in the polemic, while June and Joy Jansen pay an important visit to the Burns household.
Bonnie Sue McAfee, Brian's sister, has arrived in Hollywood with the intention of becoming a motion picture actress. After speaking with Brian, Gracie embarks on a crazy plan to discourage Bonnie Sue from show business. Bonnie Sue demonstrates her acting ability and supposed lack of Texas accent by performing a scene from Macbeth.moreless
Gracie plays hostess to plumber Mr Jansen's four daughters, Jean, Joan, June and Joy while he travels to San Diego to meet an eligible widow. This causes a bit of trouble for Ronnie, who is already having problems with his girfriend, Kathy, due to her jealousy.
In this episode, we meet Mr Jansen the plumber, who comes to retrieve Gracie's lost engagement ring. But the ring is not where he expects it to be. George attempts to have some fun by telling lonely Mr Jansen that Blanche is an eligible widow, but the results are not what George envisioned.moreless
Gracie gets a crazy idea that she must find a wife for Ronnie before he reaches the age of twenty one. When she enlists the aid of a matrimonial bureau, George and Von Zell get embroiled in the ensuing mixup.
Gracie thinks she can prevent Ronnie from quitting college by demonstrating to him that George has suffered financially by not having a college education. With the help of Harry Von Zell, she fabricates a sensational story that has the Mortons and Mrs. Sohmers in an uproar.
Ronnie has a temporary job selling electric razors in the Wilshire Department Store for the Christmas season. Through Gracie's meddling and some misunderstandings, he becomes an ace refrigerator salesman, and this has quite an impact on George.
Gracie decides to help Blanche's brother Roger by giving him George's Gray suit. This is a problem as George can't stand Roger. George sets out to get back his suit while the police get involved in the case.
Von Zell is dating a 28 year old woman, which evokes much analysis and criticism from George and Gracie. Also when Ronnie stays home instead of attending a dance, Gracie gets the impression it is due to his shyness, and comes up with a crazy scheme to help him.
Mrs. Sohmers is staying with the Mortons while she looks for a house to buy in Pasadena. She specifically wants to avoid living too close to Gracie. Concurrently, Ronnie is undergoing a fraternity initiation which requires him to say and do the opposite of what anyone would expect.
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