Bob wants to watch football every Monday night. Emily feels this is unfair because other activities keep the couple busy every other night of the week. This leads to an all-night argument that ends only when the two participants become exhausted.
Bob's divorced neighbor, Howard Borden, is convinced that his son, Howie (Moosie Drier), doesn't really like him. Later, Howard's ex-wife convinces him that Howie thinks he is the greatest guy in the world.
Bob and Emily have been trying for some time to have a child. When they attend a party where the conversation turns to the subject of children, they feel so left out that they decide to adopt a child.