Archie is a passenger in an elevator that stalls between floors, and reacts predictably to his fellow passengers: A black businessman, a scatterbrained secretary and a Puerto Rican man and his very pregnant wife, who goes into labor.
Mike's ex-girlfriend arrives, contending he fathered her 4-year-old son. Mike strongly denies he ever became serious with the woman, but a furious Gloria or an irate Archie isn't interested in his side of the story.
The Bunkers' house guest is the new, much younger wife of a war buddy. Archie, who can't take his eyes off of her, believes that she made a pass at him, and Edith overhears him telling Gloria and Mike so.
The family continue to reminisce about the Stivics' wedding, recalling how Archie and Uncle Cashmir resolved their differences, only for Mike and Gloria to debate whether to allow a minister or a judge to give the vows.
Archie inquires Edith about four lottery tickets, purchased several months prior, that she had forgotten about. Upon finding out one is a winner, Archie shows a sudden interest in keeping them, despite Edith insisting the tickets actually belong to Louise Jefferson. Archie, reminding Edith she paid for the tickets with her own money, says otherwise.