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...
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.