While awaiting the baby's arrival Joey tries to appear calm and cool, but in reality he's a bundle of nerves. Joey and Ellie are the proud parents of a brand new baby boy.
Special guest star Buddy Hackett becomes Joey's practical-joking house guest. From the moment he makes his unannounced appearance at the Barnes's apartment, leading a baby elephant, to his impromptu buffoonery on Joey's TV show, Buddy plays a madcap role. Joey, however, plots revenge with the help of a surprise celebrity guest.
Ellie is sure that Hilda will be a wonderful nanny for their forthcoming baby, since she's such a good maid.
Joey graduates from Expectant Father's school with honors, and is named "Validiapertorian".
Joey practices prenatal suggestion on Ellie by repeating "our son is going to be a doctor" in her ear while she sleeps.
Natalie Tribly and Mildred Cosgrove, the two laundresses, con Joey into letting Mildred's niece sing on his television show.
Joey is supposed to go to a party dressed as Robin Hood, but he changes his mind at the last minute and decides to go in a matador's outfit because he sees himself as slim and dashing.
Natalie Tribly and Mildred Cosgrove, the two laundresses, get Joey to let them on his show by putting starch in his under shorts. However, he draws the line at giving them a free plug for their laundry business.
Joey lands a part in a dramatic picture, but finds the transition from comedy to drama more difficult, and painful, than he had anticipated.
Ellie is babysitting Mrs. Bennett's, a neighbor, baby but when Mrs. Bennett calls and tells Ellie that she can't make it back in time for Ellie's doctor's appointment, Joey volunteers Larry and himself to take care of the baby. Joey and Larry make the baby formula and make a mess instead.
Ellie's early morning news that she is going to have a baby turns Joey into a proud but nervous papa-to-be.
When Ellie's Aunt Cecilia, with whom Joey does not get along, sends a telegram saying she's coming for a visit, Joey devises a scheme wherein Larry fakes a broken leg in order to occupy the guestroom.
To discourage an 8-year-old girl's crush on him, Joey invites her to a rehearsal of his show and acts like a tyrant, firing members of his production staff and brow-beating his performers.
Joey is annoyed because Ellie keeps bringing people over to audition for his show in their living room, but he changes his mind when she finally hits the jackpot with Mrs. Jillson's nephews, a talented singing quartet.
Ellie is jealous after seeing a beautiful female judo expert on the show with Joey, and threatens to go stay with her mother in Texas. Instead, Joey walks out and stays with Larry.
Freddy is acting like a high society gentleman because he's dating a woman who he thinks is a high society lady, but who is actually a model who lives in a one-room flat. He performs a comical one-man opera routine in Joey's living room.