Graicie gets the idea that she wants to adopt Mickey Rooney. She thinks he’s just a cute little child, and she wants to be the mother that she thinks he needs. George tries to explain that Mickey is not only not a child, but he’s old enough to be married. Actually by this time Mickey has been married, divorced, in the Army and out of it.
Though George puts his foot down, Gracie still won’t change her mind. George goes to Mickey’s house to warn him of Gracie’s plan. Mickey tells George about the role’s he would like to play, instead of the innocent kid parts he usually gets. Mickey goes to demonstrate his voice acting ability and impersonations.
When Gracie visits, she refuses to believe that Mickey is out of school, and quizzes him on his knowledge. Since Mickey is desperate to hide out from his studio, he takes her up on the deal to move in.
Micky gets settled in and Gracie shows him his room, complete with Teddy bears, and buster Brown suits. George sympathizes with Mickey, and his reason for hiding out, but how long can either George or Mickey endure Gracie’s misguided illusion of mothering Mickey. After a couple day in the Burns home, George and Gracie share how things have been working out.
Bill Goodwin pops in and learns the news of Gracie’s new son. Bill is both intrigued and amused at the news, but gets the real word from George about the adoption. George wants to throw Mickey out, and after Mickey moves in on taking over Bill’s commercial, he sees it from George’s point of view as well.
George has had enough and decides to sick the studio onto Mickey. The studio exec gives Mickey the part he wants, and when he see’s how well Mickey is doing, he wants to be adopted as well. Whether the exec moves in or not won’t be known, since the audio cuts out. From the show length, I’d say it doesn’t matter since the episode is just about it’s expected length, not much is missing other than the closing credits.