Thelma is unhappy with her love life and so she buys the book 'More Joy of Sex' to revive Ted's interest. It's Greta and Bruno's first wedding anniversary and Thelma has invited them to dinner, much to Ted's displeasure.
Ted is upset that next door's willow tree is dropping its leaves on his driveway and its roots are also cracking the driveway. Bob decides to help out by cutting it down with his chain saw, with an unexpected result.
Thelma has finally got her driving licence and so she decides to buy a car. It's ANZAC day and the reunion of the 2nd Field Kitchen is to be at the Bullpitt's home. But it doesn't go over quite as Ted expected.
Thelma has saved up $5000 for her new Datsun but she is not keen to let Ted know about it. He takes the money and invests it in an oil company, which leads to a roller-coaster of emotions. Once again, Thelma shows more sense than Ted.
Thelma decides to buy Ted a new carport. When Ted overhears Thelma talking to the carport salesman, he thinks that she is having an affair. He asks Bruno for some advice, which includes being nice to Thelma.
Thelma is fed up with Craig and Ted fighting at the breakfast table and decides to go out in her Datsun. Unfortunately, she is hospitalised after an accident. She is not seriously hurt but Greta and Bruno move back to look after Ted.
It's Greta and Bruno's third wedding anniversary. Thelma gives them a toaster and Ted gives them a crow in a budgie cage. Ted has to have a medical for his insurance policy and he is upset when he finds out that the doctor is a woman.
Thelma is entering a TV Week Celebrity Recipe competition and the family are helping her select her entry. She enters her Graham Kennedy meat loaf and it turns out that she won first prize, which is a visit by Graham Kennedy.
Craig was arrested for throwing a can of beer at an anti-uranium demonstration but he is proved innocent. Ted then gets the idea that the Bullpitt name has been defamed and goes to the police station to sort it out.
Bob and Merle come around for dinner at Ted and Thelma's. They spend the time fighting and the next day they split up. Bob moves in with Ted and Thelma. So Thelma hatches a plan to get them back together.
Thelma makes $300 selling hand crafts. Ted finds where Thelma has hidden the money and uses it to bulk buy Whammo, the miracle detergent. He intends to sell it door-to-door for a profit. However, Whammo doesn't work as expected.
Bob and Merle are coming around to the Bullpitt home for a BBQ. Bob and Ted end up make a huge bet. Ted has to give up eating and drinking for 24 hours or he'll lose the Kingswood, and Bob has to give up smoking.
When he finds out that there is a $5000 first prize for writing a play, Ted decides to write about his time in the second World War when he assassinated Adolf Hitler. He then puts the play on in his lounge room.
Ted has the surprising news that he is applying to become an executive, the sales manager at head officer. When he receives extra money in his pay he thinks that he has the job. It goes to Ted's head and he starts acting like an executive.