In the cold opening, President Reagan's former national security adviser Robert McFarlane has an emotional breakdown during his testimony at the Iran-Contra congressional hearing. In the opening monologue, the episode's host, comedian Garry Shandling, talks about his wacky ex girlfriend. Garry decides to do his first sketch, in which his character is to return an item to a clothing store without the receipt, in the same breaking-the-fourth-wall vein as his sitcom "It's Garry Shandling's Show (1986)" works, but his co-stars in the sketch, Jan and Phil, aren't all that happy about it. Dana's recurring character Puppy, the high class professional cat burglar, gets a visit from police inspector Phil. Can Puppy resist acting like a dog to avoid suspicion? Next, Garry shares his problems with his abusive mother with a support group, who then decides to intervene with his mother Jan on his behalf. However, Garry isn't telling them the whole story and the truth turns out to be much more ...