Ozzie has promised to take the neighborhood youngsters on a hike but he also wants to play in a golf tournament. He has a plan to do both but he needs David and Rick's help to make it happen. His trail reading skills though are not that good.
David and Rick decide to earn some extra cash to buy Christmas presents by opening up a Christmas tree lot, but soon discover that being a small-time entrepreneurs is a lot more involved than they had realized.
Ozzie and Darby wager on whether Darby can pull a practical joke on Ozzie within one week. With just one day left to go, Ozzie has is guard up, and he decides to attempt to play a practical joke on Darby.
Ozzie, Darby, Doc, and Butch are scheduled to be singing waiters at the Women's Club luncheon. Darby makes a bet with a nervous Ozzie that Ozzie won't make it through the event without breaking something.
Ozzie's new neighbor causes him to reassess what he does with his leisure time. He gives up bridge and tries golf, painting, horseback riding and going to the fights and finds he doesn't enjoy any of these pastimes.