Wilma has hidden cash to purchase a gift for Fred: a bowling ball. Fred finds the cash and, believing the money itself to be his gift, takes it and goes to buy the bowling ball. However, back at home, Wilma believes she has been robbed and reports the disappearance of the money to the police. Feeling guilty, Fred wants to return the bowling ball and re-stash the money. Meanwhile, Arnold the newsboy smells something fishy.
Fred and Barney's latest spat results in Barney's decision to sell his house. A rich Texan is very interested in the property, and Fred must come up with a scheme to keep his old buddy as his neighbor.
There is a championship tournament at Bedrock Bowl and Fred must compete in it, but Wilma wants him to take her out that night. So Fred takes Wilma to a drive-in movie next door to the bowling alley. He manages to sneak in a bowl and return to her quickly. However, Wilma accidentally hurts Fred's thumb and Barney sticks the bowling ball atop Fred's swelling digit, which Fred then can't get out of the ball. Will he be able to get out of his lie to Wilma?
Fred and Barney save a guy named J. Montague Gypsum from throwing himself off the George Washingstone Bridge. In return, Gypsum offers to be their servant for life. But Gypsum is a con man who tries to take over the Flintstone household. Fred tries to come up with a plan whereby Gypsum can save Fred's life so that they can then be even and Gypsum can be sent on his way.
Annoyed that Wilma has a crush on Italian actor Roberto Rockellini, Fred tries to win her back by growing a mustache, wearing an ascot, and being charming--and it may be working; now Wilma's getting jealous.
When Barney loses his job, he prevails upon Fred to try to get him hired on at the gravel pit. The introduction of Fred's neighbor to his boss results in the startling discovery that Barney and Mr. Slate are relatives--and to an instant executive suite for Barney. All at once, Fred's old buddy is his new boss.
Barney has a severe aching tooth that needs to be extracted. But Fred wants to avoid the dental bill by trying to pull the tooth loose himself. Then, Fred took Barney to a veterinarian office for ill pets (like Dino). Just as the veterinarian starts to inject gas into Barney, he is interrupted leaving Barney alone. Barney falls into a deep sleep from the additional gas and became airborne. Fortunately, Fred saw Barney float by and away. Fred quickly found Barney outside and floating in the air. After Fred lassos Barney and pulls him to the ground. Fred's quick jerk ...