Alice is confident that she can handle all the housework while Carol is away tending to her hypochondriac Aunt Mary. Alice's assertion quickly exceeds her capabilities when she trips over some of the kids' toys and sprains her ankle. As Alice is told by her doctor to stay off of her ankle, Mike and the kids are left to do the housework, which scares Alice, who believes she will have to clean up whatever mess they make. Despite a plan of who is to do what, each individual's capabilities to do the necessary work and a narrow view of accomplishing his/her own task leads to disaster. The kids eventually come to an understanding of what's going wrong, which they try to fix. However, it will be more difficult for them to fix what they see as the bigger problem. Alice was scheduled to go on a big date with Sam to the Meat Cutter's Ball on Saturday. Sam still plans to go without Alice, who fears that whoever he finds as his replacement date will also replace her in Sam's heart. Written by
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Throughout the episode Alice is limping due to the sprain but in the scene where Sam presents the corsage to Alice and they walk down the three steps and across the living room, she's walking fine. See more