Bill complains of dull guests on his show while Jojo tries to get him to commit to her in their personal life. His estranged and divorced daughter Melanie Wayne visits and makes his world even more uncomfortable.
Bill sees a picture of an attractive young flautist named Angela, falls in love with her instantly, and fanatically prods the staff to help him locate her. Meanwhile, Karl is annoyed with Bill for not respecting Karl's authority.
The staffers plan a surprise birthday party for Bill, who is targeted by Clara, an obsessed fan who telephones him repeatedly claiming to be the mother of his unborn child and wanting to kill him. Karl notices Bill's erratic behavior.
Author Dr. Solomon Sigourney appears on the show to discuss his book on toxic waste, but Bill ridicules him and in so doing, crushes Wendy, who booked the doctor on the show. When she confides in Carl, Carl encourages her to tell Bill off.
Newdell pans a recent segment of the show. Bill pulls rank on him and wants him fired, so Newdell quits. But there's concern that Newdell might sue, in which case Bill may have to pay big money to Newdell to settle the possible lawsuit.