Maude is excited for Walter's birthday, and has planned a surprise party for him. The party is interrupted by two police officers who arrest Walter for indecent exposure earlier that day. When Walter's alibi proves nearly as embarrassing than the accusation, it's up to Maude to get the charges dropped, while simultaneously convincing the editor of the Tuckahoe Tribune to cancel their front-page story on Walter's arrest.
Maude stages a tribute to American women for the Tuckahoe Bicentennial celebration and all the men are convinced it is a money losing proposition. After seeing some of the practice performances, the man who owns the studio pulls out. However, it seems that all the men were wrong, and soon the show is sold out.
Mrs. Naugatuck has been studying to take the exam to become a United States citizen. However, the day before the examination, she begins to forget even the simplest facts about United States history, and is quickly diagnosed as having suffered a minor stroke. Now hospitalized, her chances of becoming a citizen are in jeopardy.
Maude is ecstatic when she discovers that Vivian is having a literary authority over for lunch. Maude had previously met him at a cocktail party and is dying to spend time with him. However, she is stunned and unable to come to terms with the fact that he cannot stand her.
Maude and Walter meet new friends through Vivian and Arthur. The new friends seem to like Maude & Walter more. It turns out they are into wife swapping and do not think Vivian and Arthur are the right partners.
Maude stays home when the others go out to see a movie. When Walter, Vivian, and Arthur return, they walk into the house to find Walter & Maude's home was burglarized and Maude is tied up. Walter goes to extremes to find security.