When Ronnie expresses an interest in bullfighting, Gracie and Harry Von Zell head to Tijuana to bring back a bullfighter, but Ronnie's interest quickly wanes. Meanwhile, the Mortons try to dupe George into believing Gracie has left him.
Gracie decides to give Ronnie's brainy friend Mildred a makeover and send them to the prom together. Meanwhile, a fight ensues when Harry Morton unintentionally insults his wife's looks; and George shows off his magic Genie.
Gracie learns that when Ronnie reaches age 21 in four months, he can get legally get married without first asking her permission, so she becomes desperate to pick out a wife for him before that time comes.
Gracie wants to hire a high-priced decorator to redo the bedroom, but she doesn't want George to find out until after the work is done. In order to get George out of the house, she and Ronnie pretend the house must be fumigated to rid it of termites.
The Burns' decorator tells Gracie that he has an opportunity to buy an art collection for $15,000, and asks if he can receive payment early - but Gracie misunderstands and thinks she owes him 15 grand.
When Brian McAfee's father decides to take him out of college, Gracie, Blanche and Ronnie hop a plane to Texas to change his mind. Once George realizes what's happened, he leaves with Von Zell on his heels, convinced there's an oil deal.
While staying in a hotel in Houston, the hotel manager's French poodle follows Gracie to her room. She assumes it's a stray and wants to keep it. Guests are not allowed to keep animals in the hotel, so she and Blanche decide to hide the dog from George and the hotel staff.
When Ronnie accepts a role in the film "Bernardine," Gracie fears George will be furious that their son is putting his education on the back burner, so everyone bends over backwards to cover for Ronnie.
Gracie arranges to find a wife for Mr. Jantzen via correspondence, but she was less than truthful in her description and can't get George out of the house so the pair can meet. Meanwhile, Ronnie approaches George for acting advice.
When Harry Morton returns from his business trip a day early, George convinces him to don a beard, sport a French accent and romance Blanche, who plays along with the gag. Gracie catches them and concludes Blanche is having an affair.
When Bonnie Sue comes to California to pursue an acting career, her brother Brian begs Gracie to find a way to get her to return home to Texas. Meanwhile, Ronnie's friends rib him about his movie career.
Ronnie wants to buy a 22-foot cabin cruiser but he needs his father's credit, so Gracie enlists her friends to convince George that it's a wise investment. Meanwhile, a man from the BBC comes to town to renew the contract for the show.
Ronnie and Ralph are all set for a trip to Tahiti on Ronnie's new boat. However, when the two beautiful Jansen girls stop by, the boys realize what they'll be missing out on if they go. Since Gracie has already figured out an excuse to tell George after the boys had left, Ronnie tries to talk George into persuading Gracie that they shouldn't go.
Brian's McAfee's family arrives for his college graduation, but he mistakenly thinks he hasn't earned a diploma, so he turns to Gracie for advice and she convinces him to fake a broken leg so they can hold a phony ceremony in her home.
Harry's business trip is canceled at the last minute, so Blanche's visiting mother is forced to stay with the Burns'. Meanwhile, Ronnie tries to impress a beautiful foreign exchange student by misspeaking the language of love.
Ronnie and Ralph apply for jobs as lifeguards at an Acapulco resort, but when they learn they'll be working the kiddie pool, they decide to back out. Meanwhile, Blanche and Gracie decide Acapulco would be a perfect vacation destination.
On his 21st birthday, Marie Bordeau asks Ronnie to marry her so she can stay in the country. Meanwhile Gracie goes to get Ronnie's birth certificate changed; and George tricks Harry Von Zell into doing his chores.
Identity confusion abounds when Gracie meddles in the lives of a stoic general and his son, who's about to be enlisted in the military. Meanwhile George and Harry shamelessly jump aboard the TV western bandwagon.
Gracie intervenes when she learns Ronnie's been gawking at pretty classmates and ignoring his teachers. Meanwhile, Harry von Zell pleads with George to let him do a western skit; and the Mortons quarrel over their redundant meals.
Gracie passes off Harry Morton as her husband to impress the mother of an English girl whom Ronnie is dating. Meanwhile, Harry Von Zell makes another attempt to sell George on the idea of doing a western skit.
After June Jantzen seeks advice about her father, whom she mistakenly thinks is dating a woman half his age, Gracie concludes that Ronnie's newest girlfriend is cavorting with all of the older men in the neighborhood.
Ronnie and Ralph have a brief falling out over a girl, so Gracie, oblivious to the fact that the boys have already made up, stages a huge fight with Blanche to show him how silly it is to quarrel with one's best friend.
Gracie convinced Alfred that his glasses were ruining his movie-star looks, but his refusal to wear them has disrupted his studies, so she attempts to set things right. Meanwhile, Ronnie thinks he's flunking out of school.
To win votes for Ralph's homecoming queen girlfriend, Gracie decides to give away George's cigars, so she enlists a hapless Harry Von Zell as an accomplice. Meanwhile, a befuddled repairman works to fix George's broken TV.
Gracie and Blanche are upset when they find out what their husbands are getting them for Christmas, so they scheme to get mink coats. But George gets wind of their plan and makes sure that an old raccoon coat is part of the plot.
Gracie uses her talent for deception to finagle an invitation to a swank New Year's Eve party for the Mortons. Meanwhile, Ronnie decides to attend a costume ball; and Harry Von Zell becomes convinced that George is trying to dupe him.