Walter tries to surprise Elinor by having their car painted black, but when the painters arrive they paint the Brockwoods' car, which is parked in the Hathaways' garage, by mistake.Now Walter has to pay tohave it painted back to its original color which, along with theexpense of having the Hathaways' own car painted, uses up all of their vacation money.moreless
Walter goes on TV to bring in more customers for his desert lots, but when he's on the air he becomes nervous and makes a bad impression. He's given another opportunity, but can't make it after the bus he chartered to escort customers to the lots breaks down. Elinor goes on in his place, accompanied by the chimps, who become a sensation.moreless
Elinor agrees to go on a two-day trip to Palm Springs with Walter, but she can't stop worrying about the chimps, who are left at home in the care of their housekeeper, Mrs. Canfield.