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Jack's dream opportunity to teach a night school basic cooking class turns into a nightmare when he refuses the advances of Dean Travers' flirtatious niece.
A surprise visit from a food critic at the bistro seemingly ends in disaster, and Larry convinces Jack to send him a scathing letter. However, when the review unexpectedly turns out to be glowing, Jack is forced to take desperate measure to ensure the letter isn't delivered.
Janet agrees to give dating advice to Mr. Furley's shy 18-year-old nephew in exchange for him fixing her bedroom stereo, which she plans to use as a surprise gift for her roommates. However, Jack and Terri become convinced she is trying to rob the cradle.
While spending the weekend in a barn at Cindy's Aunt Becky's farm with his roommates, Jack learns that Larry assumed his identity while on a date with a woman who turned out to be engaged. Jack is forced to improvise when Mr. Furley inadvertently reveals his location to the enraged fiancÃ©.moreless
Jack decides to crash at the vacant apartment above his bistro, but is shocked to find Mr. Angelino currently using it to have an affair. He has to deal with a much bigger problem when he realizes Mr. Angelino's wife has followed right behind him.
Jack graciously offers a kitchen assistant job to his former navy buddy Bill, who is down on his luck. However, Bill returns the favor by manipulating Mr. Angelino to make him a partner in Jack's bistro.
The former head cheerleader from Jack's high school class calls out of the blue and meets with him behind a bush at the park, desperately seeking relationship advice behind the back of her extremely jealous (and large) husband. However, trouble ensues later when her husband invites everyone to dinner and they realize that the meeting took place in a patch of poison oak.moreless
Helen becomes irate when Stanley dismisses her threat to get a job after refusing to raise her allowance by $20. Janet talks her into becoming a cashier at the store next to the flower shop, but when her first day turns into a disaster, Jack's attempt to help Helen save face with Stanley only compounds her trouble.moreless
Stanley has a big surprise for Helen that he's going to announce on their anniversary. Unfortunately, the hints that he drops makes the trio believe that the surprise is a divorce announcement, and Jack tries to talk him out of it while Janet and Chrissy try to delicately break the bad news to Helen.moreless
Jack does Stanley a favor by getting him a big discount on a fur coat he wanted to give Helen as a gift, using the rent check as payment. The plan backfires when Chrissy mistakes it for a birthday gift and has it drastically altered.
Terri hears a third hand story about her married friends Bob and Carol hitting rocks with their boat, but mistakenly concludes their marriage is "on the rocks". Jack and Janet take it upon themselves to save the marriage, only to put it in jeopardy.
Convinced that Jack is about to lose his bistro and is too proud to accept a loan, Janet and Terri convince Mr. Furley to let them delay their $500 rent payment for a week and arrange for Jack to 'win' the money on a fake radio contest. However, calamity ensues when Jack instead uses the money to buy a leather coat.moreless
Jack falls for an art teacher who has just moved in next door, and will do anything to impress her - even pose as a nude model for her class.
The wife of Larry's boss offers Jack the opportunity to become their live-in cook in exchange for room and board at their mansion. A big fight at the apartment causes Jack to accept the offer, only to quickly regret his decision when he finds out the real reason he was offered the position.moreless
The trio feels compelled to let Mr. Furley to move in with them after Janet inadvertently causes his ruthless brother Bart to fire him from his job as building manager.
Janet decides to change her appearance by wearing a blonde wig. However, it soon begins to change her personality as well, much to the disdain of her roommates and friends.