On the sly, the in-laws slip $40 into Jerry’s old jacket for the couple’s anniversary celebration. Unaware, Suzie donates the coat to a thrift shop, sending the mothers on a spree to retrieve it.
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.
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