Howard Borden suffers a bad case of the blues when his young son tells him about his marvelous new ``uncle,'' who seems to have taken up permanent residence with Howard's ex-wife.
Determined to lose eight pounds from around his middle, Bob goes on a strict diet. With Jerry's help, he joins a weight-reducing class that seems to be populated mostly by women.
Emily's parents pay a surprise visit that makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, an outdoors man -- in short, everything that Bob isn't.