Mr. French, Cissy, Buffy and Jody decide to give Bill some time alone for the weekend. Unfortunately, while they are away, a barrage of neighbors stop by, disrupting Bill's relaxation, peace and quiet.
A former friend of Bill's visits, asking for a favor. Harv has just gotten out of prison and needs to find a job. The twins are afraid of Harv, and Cissy thinks she can help him adjust to living outside of prison again.
Cissy decides it is time to move out on her own, so she moves into an apartment with a friend. It seems like she hasn't left home when when her family constantly visits her. She tells them to let her enjoy her own place by herself.
Buffy breaks her leg while playing games with friends. When Uncle Bill tells her she will not be able to go to the circus, she is sad. Uncle Bill saves the day by bringing the circus act to the apartment building.
When Bill is in Hong Kong for business, he works with Ng Ho. Bill is impressed with Ng Ho, and invites him to visit in New York. When Ng Ho stays with the Davis' he starts to help around the apartment, too efficiently, and upsets Mr French.
While Bill is in Vermont for business, he asks Mr French and the twins to visit there since it is so pretty. As French drives up, a snow storm turns into a blizzard and they are forced to take refuge in an abandoned cabin.
When Jody & Buffy learn a classmate can do anything he wants in his home, the twins think they should be allowed the same freedom. Uncle Bill and Mr French decide to let them have what they want so they can learn it is not always the best.
Jody meets Chaps Callahan, an actor who played a cowboy in the movies. Jody worships him, but learns a lesson when he learns that Chaps is now an old man and not able to do everything he used to do in movies.