Gracie has a storeroom built so she can store canned fruits and vegetables. When the project gets out of hand, George hires someone to pretend he's a building inspector to tell her she doesn't have a permit and will have to tear the storeroom down.
When George and Gracie take a trip to Jack Benny's Palm Springs home, Gracie has Blanche fake an illness so Harry Morton will let her tag along. Meanwhile, Harry Von Zell tries to worm out of his contract so he can accept a movie role.
George finds Gracie's lost engagement ring and decides to keep it to teach her a lesson - but he loses it to a pickpocket. Meanwhile, Harry Von Zell devises a sneaky plan to prevent George from shaving time off his commercial.
Gracie wants to redecorate, and to get George out of the house she tricks him into taking Harry Morton fishing. However, when Harry declines to go fishing, Grace has to come up with another plan to get rid of George.
When George announces he's getting a new "secretary," Gracie mistakes the desk for a person and hires a detective to uncover the identity of this woman. The investigator mistakes Harry Morton for George, further escalating confusion.
The Mortons invite George and Gracie to the Happy Time Lodge, but George doesn't want to go so he comes up with a story that he has to come up with $50,000 that night and he won't be able to go if he doesn't get the money. Gracie overhears this and, thinking that she and George are broke, plans to rent out their spare rooms to boarders.
Gracie goes to the racetrack and winds up buying a horse. The horse's former owners accompany Gracie back to the house and wind up moving in. Meanwhile, the police have been looking for the horse because the animal's "owners" are actually horse thieves--and they track it to George's house.
George tells Gracie that he ran into George Jessel at the Friars Club, but Gracie somehow misinterprets it into thinking that George thinks he needs glasses. She gets an eye doctor to come to the house to give George an exam, but it turns out that the doctor needs glasses more than anyone else does.
Gracie and Blanche want to redecorate their houses, but they know that George and Harry won't go for it. Gracie comes up with a plan to get George out of the house--she invites her relatives to stay for two weeks.
Gracie gives a dinner party for a famous but somewhat eccentric atomic scientist, who never accepts invitations. However, the scientist hears that George was in Las Vegas at the time of the atomic testing and, thinking that George is a fellow scientist, accepts Gracie's invitation.
Harry Morton and Harry Von Zell try to persuade George that he's overworked and needs to buy a boat so he can go sailing on the ocean and relax. Their main reason, however, is that THEY want to go sailing and figure they can trick George into buying the boat. In order to do that, they concoct a scheme to make him think he's going crazy under the "pressures" of work by making him think he's someone named "Charlie Cochran".
Blanche and Gracie want to have a night out on the town with their husbands, but the boys aren't having any part of it. Frustrated after the men continually ignore pointed hints, the wives decide to hire a pair of male "escorts" to take them out, thinking that might finally wake up their husbands. Complications ensue.
A couple from George and Gracie's vaudeville days, "The Skating Pearsons" drop by for a visit. They're worried that their son, Joey, wants to get into show business, and ask George and Gracie to talk the boy out of it.