Steve is working late into the night to submit a bit for a lucrative government contract. When Uncle Joe finds out about the contract after Steve has submitted his bid, Uncle Joe chastises him for not using Joe's administrative skills in greasing the process to ensure that Steve wins the contract. When Steve continues not to hear if he was awarded the contract, Joe can't help but continue to rub it into Steve that he should have consulted with him first. An angry Steve in turn blows up at Uncle Joe, dissolving the Carson-Elliott Airlines. After Steve hears if he was awarded the contract, one half of the old company is willing to bury the hatchet, but the other half isn't. It isn't until Steve hears from a government official named William R. Blake - an old Air Force nemesis of Steve's, who he refers to mockingly as "By the Book Blake" - that both Steve and Uncle Joe figure that neither knows everything that one needs to know about running the company effectively. Meanwhile, Bobbie Jo ... Written by
Did You Know?
This episode is out of sync chronologically, where Bea Benaderet
is still listed in the opening credits, the character of Dr. Janet Craig has not yet arrived in Hooterville, and Betty Jo is still pregnant with who will eventually be Kathy Jo. See more
Written by Curt Massey
& Paul Henning
Performed by Curt Massey
[Series theme song played during the opening titles and credits] See more