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
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The exterior of the home is shown as a ranch style, possibly a split-level, but clearly not enough height to accommodate a second storey. Yet interior shots show the main level as only a couple steps down from ground level and a full storey up from there, and even an attic up from there. The exterior and interior are severely inconsistent. See more
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Robert Reed
Mike sings the song when he finds the straw hat in the attic See more