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Lucy and Vivian are kept up all night by Mr. Mooney's new barking sheepdog, Nelson. When she complains, sarcastic Mooney tells her to sue him. She does and acts as her own lawyer. Lucy's melodramatic courtroom skills were all learned from watching Perry Mason on TV.
The gals have a spat and Viv moves out. Penny-pincher Mooney forces Lucy get a new tenant immediately so in moves nightclub singer Roberta Schaeffer and her son. Their non-stop rehearsals of "Up a Lazy River" get old quickly. By now, Viv wants back in and Lucy desperately wants to lose the chronic songbirds.moreless
Lucy talks Viv into dipping into her "nest egg" and buying a small restaurant that's for sale. Unable to attract even a single customer, they also fail miserably as a gypsy tea room and a Colonial American themed restaurant. Even so, Mr. Mooney becomes interested in being a partner when he learns of a new highway's being built nearby.moreless
Lucy turns on the tears because she's making costumes for the Boy Scouts' show rather than being onstage. Ethel feels badly for her and comes up with a new finale that stars herself, Vivian, Mooney, and Lucy in a salute to show business from vaudeville through today.
Lucy's lies about being best friends with Ethel Merman come back to bite her. The boys now expect Lucy to get the star for their Scout show. Conveniently, , Lucy spots her at the bank going under the phony name Agnes Schmidlapp. Soon, "Agnes" is starring in the boys' show masquerading as Ethel, but only after vocal coaching from the redhead.moreless
To be near her golf-nut boyfriend Gary, Lucy decides to learn the sport. After just six lessons, with a handicap of 36, she's bona fide lousy. This doesn't prevent her from playing in a tournament with her boyfriend against two guys she's never heard of, Jimmy Demaret and Bo Wininger.
When Chris and Ted Mooney start "going steady," their overreacting parents use reverse psychology to kill the romance by planning their kids' wedding. Chris recognizes her mother's scheme, so the teens pretend they're planning to elope. Camped out in the boys' tree house, Lucy and Mr. Mooney hold an all-night vigil to catch the pair when they try to sneak away.moreless