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.
Carol tries to get Bob to approve her moving in with her new boyfriend, Roger, who has just separated from his wife. Bob refuses, telling Carol that she will have to make her own decision.
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.