Robert and Charlie are surprised by the return of their parents Ben and Marge from Arizona. It seems they lost their retirement money and plan on staying in Boston forcing the brothers to deal with their dad's eccentricities.
Janice plans a romantic ski weekend alone with Charlie but he invites Robert, Fred and Fred's girlfriend along. After arriving at the lodge Robert hurts his back and catches a cold. Janice has to act as nurse maid which she resents.