Running out of money, Stanley is forced to take a job on the killing floor at his brother-in-law Hubert's meat packing plant. However, he has a change of fortune when he discovers Hubert is secretly planning to take his secretary to Acapulco.
Stanley and Helen discover a young woman has been living in their upstairs store room for the past two weeks, and Helen tries to convince Stanley to let her stay. In the meantime, Jeffrey decides it's time to teach David about the facts of life.
Desperate to impress her snobbish sister Ethel, Helen forces Stanley to buy her new furniture by paying his friend Joey $40 to empty out their living room. Joey gives Stanley a great price on a new set of furniture, but panic sets in as Ethel is about to arrive and Helen realizes Stanley just bought Ethel's old furniture.moreless
Just as Helen's sister Ethel and brother-in-law Hubert are about to arrive for a highly anticipated dinner party, their power is cut off because Stanley didn't to pay the bill. He's determined to keep this fact from Helen and her guests by secretly using the Brookes' kitchen and electricity while they are away visiting Jeffrey's aunt.moreless