Claudia is calling her friend Blanche for gossip about Lilli. Claudia learns that Lilli Resphighi has moved to a house near the beach. Rufus enters with the cuisine magazine. They are reading all of the things Lilli has written to learn her favorite foods. Bert's friend Angel enters and asks for chili. They convene him in having the special. The special is the food they are preparing for Lilli. They make the special with a song to get everything correct. Angel enjoys the food. Lilli and Florian then enter. All she wants is a sweet roll and coffee. They convince her to stay and try the food. They try making the food again with the song but mess up and they spill the food on Lilli. She walks out.
Rufus is reading a Captain Marvel comic book. Rufus tells Claudia the plan that Bert has thought of. Bert enters with a wig and a movie star outfit. His plan is to use his appeal on her to get her to return. Bert enters Lillis house Bert tries charming her. He asks her for another chance. While sitting he knocks his wig off. Bert leaves and talks to Rufus and Claudia and says he doesn't think she will come back. Rufus now trys to make an impression on her and brings the food over. Lilli likes him and gives Rufus a metal necklace. Bert told Rufus if he gets in trouble to turn off the lights. Lilli gives Rufus a drink and spills it on an outlet and the electricity goes out. The metal Rufus and Lilli were wearing gets magnetized.
The new issue of the cuisine magazine comes. In it Lilli says that Bert and Rufus have the most determination she has ever seen. They are disappointed but then Mr Bender comes in. He wants the special and they make it again with the song.moreless
The next day Bert and Rufus take the test. Bert climbs a ladder in ten seconds. When Rufus tries he knocks Bert off of it. After the test the other members vote on them. Rufus becomes a member but Bert doesn't because Charlie did not vote for him. Bert is upset that he did not get in. Rufus enters Bert's Place to check for safety violations. Rufus finds a gas leak, finds a problem with the stove and the fuse box needs redone. The new wiring will cost three hundred dollars. Bert is now at home. Rufus enters and now checks the house for violations. He wants Bert to replace outlets. The toaster blows up when Bert tries it so Rufus says to get a new one. Now this makes Claudia upset.
The chief enters the Gramuss's house. He tells Bert that Rufus found violations at the station as well. He tells Bert to tell Rufus the Inspector will be doing a run-through the next day. The chief leaves. Bert tells Rufus to bring his music the next day. He does and they play it so loud that Rufus misses the inspection at the station. The record player catches on fire and Claudia calls the station. Luckily before they come Rufus puts out the fire. The inspector is happy Rufus put out the fire.
Bert is now a fireman. He goes to Rufus' trailer to check for problems. He finds a lot and closes his house down.moreless