Lately Frankie has lost his job, and moved in with Phil until he finds other work. Today, Alice is suffering from a headache as she tells how Frankie has taken over the household. Even the girls are missing school so they can do his bidding. The disrupptions are almost enough to make Phil put his foot down. Alice especially complains about Frankie’s table manners. Frankie is even making long distance calls to bet on horses. To cover up for his friend, Phil sings that old classic, Row Row Row.
Though Alice enjoys Phil’s voice, it has aroused the complaints of Frankie. He has ben helping himself to Phils clothes, but has somehow found Alice’s instead. When Phil urges Frankie to get a job, patience runs thin. Before Phil can rat on his friend, about his horse racing habits, Frankie butters up Alice and she sings, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm.
Phil is so desperate, he would rather have anybody else live there, almost. Willie enters with a job opportunity, but after Frankie tells of his last work experience it goes nowhere except into a joke. . It’s time for the sponsor plug which Frankie resents, but not enough to leave.
Alice answers the phone, and finally learns about the horse racing. It’s illegal to place bets over the phone, and when a cop shows up, Frankie thinks its just a joke that Phil is playing. Frankie’s wisecracks serve only to get Phil arrested.