Freddie brings a boxing kangaroo to the Albrights which Margie insists he get rid of. Vern arrives while they're out and is punched out by the 'roo. Roberta's visiting father thinks he's drunk and no onde can then locate the marsupial creating confusion.
Margie accompanies her dad Vern and his boss Honeywell to a convention. Mr. Honeywell hopes to be elected an officer and Margie in an attempt to help derails the effort. She then tries to fix the situation to save her father's job.
After another incident due to Margie's obstinacy, Vern and Mr. Honeywell reminisce. They recall when Vern first courted his wife and his trouble with his mother-in-law, whose traits her granddaughter inherited.
Vern's boss wont let him take Margie to Hawaii with on business trip to win a new client who's a semi-retired movie star who's vain about her age and prefers younger men. Vern's boss gets him to dye his hair and pretend to be younger. Vern had told Margie she could go on this trip and he had already acquired the tickets he had to tell her his plans had changed and he was going to Alaska and she could cash in the tickets and use the money for any thing she wanted. Margie and Roberta decide to use the tickets to go to Hawaii instead of cashing them in. Once in Hawaii ...
Honeywell sends Vern on a fishing trip to sign a simple man who accidentally became rich due to a uranium strike, but Vern mistakes another man for his potential client while forming an adversarial relationship with the real man.
A prominent actor to make his girlfriend jealous creates a magazine campaign to find his dream girl. Fitting the attributes of the described dream girl, Margie decides to try to be the actor's girl which vexes Vern and Freddie.
Margie wants to spend some time with her boyfriend Ted, so she convinces Vern that his prospective client, Mr. Briggs, is vacationing at the lodge enjoying his favorite hobby, catching butterflies. In order to keep Vern busy, she gets the lodge's janitor to pretend to be Mr. Briggs. It seems to be a foolproof scheme--until the actual Mr. Briggs shows up.