Martha decides to go into business for herself and open a boutique. Emmett assumes it won't last long but in the first week she does twice as much business as he does. Now he has to deal his wife being a bigger success than he is.
While on a date a woman tells Howard he's too stuffy and could benefit from sensitivity training. Howard decides to go to an encounter group and afterwards he is so different no one knows what to make of him.
When it's time for the Church pageant, Mike is reluctant to play a rabbit. Sam tells him he has to be willing to do his part even if it's personally embarrassing. And then Millie asks Sam to play the role of the dancing Pan.
Howard invites his nephew Spud to come visit him in Mayberry, not realizing that he's a hippie, and out of place with the locals. Spud wants to live the life of Thoreau and Howard decides to let him try it.
Mr. Fremont lets Goober house sit for him and have free use of his Rolls Royce. When Goober goes to a fancy restaurant for lunch he meets pretty Diane, and her social climbing mother, and is afraid to admit he's not what they think he is.
With Sam expecting a city planner to keep him busy for a week, Millie decides to go visit out of town. When the planner turns out to be an attractive woman, everyone worries about them spending so much time together.