Ever since Florence was hired as the maid for the Jeffersons, Louise's life has been the same old routine and wishes for a change. She therefore is interviewed by a businessman who invites her to work for him. Initially Louise feels upbeat about work, but realizes her new boss is the business rival of George!
George likes the idea of boosting his classy ans luxurious image, so he asks Louise to purchase a piano for their home, despite knowing that no one around can play one. George later becomes positive the piano will impress Mr. Whittendale, a wealthy banker whom he always wanted to meet, but due to Florence's impudent behavior, the piano purchased turns out to be far too big for the apartment.
Louise tells George that his mother and her boyfriend of two weeks are thinking about marrying and moving to Florida. George thinks that the man is a fortune-hunter trying to go through Mother Jefferson to get George's money.
Publicity-seeker George learns a newspaper reporter is planning a series of articles on successful African-American businessmen. However, George decision to invite the reporter to a party backfires on him when the reporter finds far more interesting subjects to write about ... in the Willises and Mr. Bentley.
Jenny gives her brother an ice-cold reception when he suddenly appears after a two-year absence. George is the only one who understands Jenny's strange behavior and, unfortunately, he makes no bones about saying so.