When Rose needs a new handyman for the building. One of the kids' friends at school suggests his father, who is actuality a concert violinist. But he tries his best so that they could stay in the handyman's apartment.
A director and his assistant are preparing to shoot a scene for a movie in front of 227. When Sandra tries to insinuate herself into the movie by auditioning for a one-line speaking part, she is unable to deliver the line he way the director wants her to. When Mary tries to help her, the director chooses her for the part instead. Sandra becomes upset that Mary stole her part. However, out of nervousness, Mary throws out her back. Rose and Lester try various remedies to help her recover in time to deliver the line.
Mary and Lester go to the reading of Lester's uncle's will. Lester discovers that he has white cousins, and they have to live under the same roof for a week to collect the $10,000 inheritance. Since the cousins live in Arkansas, Mary and Lester invite them to stay at 227. However, Mary is nervous when she feels that their presence could cost her the presidency of the Ladies Auxiliary Club.