A teenager from a royal family in Vienna wants to marry Cissy, and she wants to marry him. She thinks she is a grown up who can make her own decisions, but Uncle Bill knows she is just in love with love and in love with something different.
A friend of Bill's confides that he is worried about his son growing up in a home with mostly females. That makes Bill wonder about Jody not having enough time with boys. Bill sends him off to camp. Jody pretends to like it.
Uncle Bill allows Buffy & Jody to have a friend stay over for a few days while the parents are out of town. But then Uncle Bill finds out the friend is actually a dog, and pets are not allowed in the apartment building.
Buffy makes friends with another girl in the apartment building, and finds out the girl is very sick and may not live too much longer. Buffy asks Uncle Bill if they can have a Christmas holiday because Eve might not be alive in December.
Cissy befriends a girl who uses her to disobey her parents. Uncle Bill feels that Buffy and Jody would benefit from listening to fairy tales than watching war-based programs on TV, but the fairy tales end up giving them nightmares.
Bill breaks his leg skiing and Buffy, Jody and Cissy give up all their free time to take care of him. Bill's girlfriend also wants to help him, which he thinks he wants, but realizes the children care much more than she does.
Cissy is excited to have her friend over, who she sees as very sophisticated and envies her glamorous lifestyle, until her friend reveals that her parents are separated and all she really wants is a loving family like Cissy has.
The kids overhear Bill talking about one of his bridge's collapsing. He goes to the construction site to help with the disaster. The kids think they are going to lose all their money to help pay for the bridge.
Cissy falls for a popular musician who writes songs about her. When he leaves for his next tour date, love-struck Cissy decides to surprise him by going to the concert. She is the one surprised when he starts singing to another woman.
Movie producer Fred Wallace spots Mr. French in the park and thinks he would be perfect to play Henry VIII in his new production. The very proper French flatly declines. But person after person, including all in the Davis family and French's fellow Brit domestics, believe it would be a good opportunity for him. He agrees to do it as he believes most on screen characterizations of Henry have been too broad and farcical. French wants to portray Henry in a dignified and proper manner. As production begins and as French tells Bill about the nature of shooting, Bill thinks...