When Barney loses his job, he prevails upon Fred to try to get him hired on at the gravel pit. The introduction of Fred's neighbor to his boss results in the startling discovery that Barney and Mr. Slate are relatives--and to an instant executive suite for Barney. All at once, Fred's old buddy is his new boss.
Fred, a talented bowler, seems to have lost the knack of it of late, and a big tournament is coming up. Some of his co-workers have even bet their wages on the outcome. Desperate to get back his game, Fred decides to take ballet lessons at the local dance school; perhaps a little fancy footwork is what he needs.
To save money, Fred tries to pull Barney's aching tooth himself. When that fails, Fred takes Barney to a dentist for dinosaurs. However, the dentist gives Barney too much gas, causing Barney to become airborne. Fred must try to get and keep Barney grounded; after all, there's a big boxing match tonight.
Wilma, tired of housekeeping, hires a maid. But Fred's loud singing annoys the maid, and she quits. Inconveniently, Betty would like the maid's assistance in receiving important guests at her house, and Fred has invited his boss, Mr. Slate, for dinner.