The Buchmans have been given an all expenses paid vacation by Paul's parents with just one catch -- they must pretend to be Burt and Sylvia in order to go. At their tropical resort, Paul and Jamie discover that they'll have to keep up appearances when the social director informs them that she's planned out an itinerary perfectly suited to Sylvia and Burt. As a result, they end up taking the vacation Paul's parents have only dreamed about. It's when Jamie decides to try out her French on their waiter that she gets carried away and claims that she and Paul are from France. Though Paul isn't so sure about the idea, he has no choice but to play along when Jamie tells another guest that they are circus performers. Although it's fun pretending to be everybody from a rodeo clown to the inventor of instant soup to a professional bowler, Paul and Jamie begin having a hard time keeping their stories straight. Yet, once they've decided to stop pretending, they learn that the social director has been getting requests from guests wanting to sit with their various personas at dinner. Realizing they've been caught, Jamie stalls further inquiry by claiming that Paul is insane, causing all the hotel's staff and guests to avoid him at all costs. Unaware of what has happened, Paul thinks nothing of how he's perceived and inadvertently convinces everyone that he really is mad. Yet, once he learns the unfortunate truth, Paul is unable to convince the guests otherwise and reluctantly embraces his new role.