To get a little more privacy which he doesn't seem to be able to find at the house and gain a little more freedom, Greg wants to move out of the house and into his college friend Hank's apartment. Despite understanding Greg's wants, Mike disallows Greg's request. But after the family starts cleaning up the attic, Greg, as an alternative, wants to use it as his own bedroom. That idea Mike does approve. Unknown to them, Marcia also has the same idea of using the attic as her own bedroom, which gets Carol's approval. When Greg and Marcia both find out about the other wanting the attic, neither intends on giving it up to the other. When Mike and Carol find out about the issue, both parents side with Greg because he's the oldest, which nonetheless doesn't sit well with a brooding and angry Marcia. Is there another alternative? Whatever happens seems to affect Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy equally as much as Greg and Marcia, some of who try to take matters into their own hands. Written by
Did You Know?
In "Our Son, the Man", Mike states that the attic in the house is only two and a half feet tall. The attic now is tall enough that adults can stand straight up with much head room to spare. See more
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin See more