Lucy takes up painting, and winds up meeting a talented artist named Danny Gallupi. He explains that his work will only be valuable after he dies, so Lucy concocts a scheme to fake his death so that his work will be valuable right away.
Harry books O. J. Simpson to speak at the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. That nets him some football tickets, but when he tries to sell the ones he doesn't need, he gets arrested for scalping!
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé both contact the agency looking for domestics. It seems they've had a terrible fight and have separated. Lucy tries to bring them back together, but only makes the situation worse.
Lucy wants a loan to modernize the Unique Employment Agency. She's sure the only way she can persuade the bank to loan her money is to act like she doesn't need any money, so she enlists Kim and Harry to pretend to be her servants!
Harry purchases a pet shop, strictly as an investment, and quickly drives away the employees, forcing him to reply on Lucy and Kim. He warns them to take good care of dog trainer Bob Williams, a potential buyer.
A woman who looks like Lucy has been harassing stars including Rock Hudson and Eddie Albert. So when Lucy tries to get Eddie to appear at a charity function, he jumps to the wrong conclusion.
Lucy elects to rent out Kim's room, but her first tenant, Kermit, proves annoying. She schemes to rid herself of Kermit, first faking a love interest and finally convincing Harry to play her long lost husband to get Kermit to break the lease.
Lucy falls hard for Andy Johnson, a man who works with "wayward" youth. But Kim isn't sure he's on the level, so she disguises herself as the sort of person he'd want to help, to test him.
Lucy draws jury duty, and much like the trial in "Twelve Angry Men," deliberations boil down to a lone dissenter - Lucy! Joan Rivers plays another of the jurors.
Lucy needs more money precisely when Harry decides to cut costs, so she takes a second job: she hires out to a mystery writer who must finish a novel. Her job? Keep him sober so he can do it. But the man has caches of booze hidden everywhere and Lucy finds it hard to keep up - especially after she's shared "just one" with the soused author, just one too many times.
When the Carters go to see Frankie Avalon perform, Kim gets invited on stage to perform with him. That earns her an invitation to enter an amateur's contest, and Lucy begins scheming about how to win it... with a ringer!
Harry purchases land by pretending to be an environmentalist. He believes there's gold on that land, and enlists Lucy to help him find it, but all they find instead is bear trouble...
Harry rents Lucy's home to a movie production company. She makes a pest of herself and the film crew banishes her. She returns later, confident that they've finished, and unaware that star Chuck Connors is asleep in her bed.
Local burglaries prompt Lucy to propose a neighborhood watch. But she begins to see crooks around every corner and behind every tree, prompting her to call the police... too many times. So naturally, when she's trapped in her home by a real burglar, the police don't take her call seriously...
Harry, in support of the city's zoo, agrees to care for a rare New Guinea bird until it can be united with its mate. The tropical animal requires a lot of heat, so when Harry's furnace fails, he enlists Lucy to care for the bird, which she promptly loses...
Harry decides to sell his agency to Ken Richards, who retains Lucy as his secretary. But then Harry discovers that he's miserable and realizes it's because he needs to run the Unique Employment Agency! Lucy schemes to get her new boss to sell the agency back to her old boss.
Lucy must cancel her convention trip to care for her uncle Harry, who has a bad knee, for Kim who has a bad cold, for Mary Jane who has a pair of broken hands, and for Harry the Cat, who is about to have her kittens! The job proves more than Lucy can safely handle...
The small town of Cartridge Belt, Montana discovers that Lucy Carter is a descendant of a sheriff from departed days, Flora Belle Orcutt. So they ask her to visit for a planned celebration during which she'll be the acting sheriff for a week. Tough luck that some real crooks choose that week to knock over the bank...
Milton Berle offers an appearance as a charity auction prize. When Lucy's friends tell her she throws boring parties, she decides to throw an exciting party, and to that end, bids on Berle's services - which she wins for just $7.50!
Mary Jane goes to charm school, figuring with a few lessons she can snag a boyfriend. And she does - until he meets Lucy! Lucy must figure a way to send him packing, and must decide what to tell Mary Jane about it...
Lucy learns that Phil Harris wants to form a new orchestra. Sensing an opportunity, she gathers many unemployed musicians, clients of the Unique Employment Agency, and presents them to Phil, who hires them. Because a lot of them are minorities, Phil looks good - until some women realize none of their gender are counted among the new orchestra! Harris solves that problem by hiring Lucy herself as a vocalist!
Lucy enters a contest - the winner will be the person who most looks like... Lucille Ball! It's part of a promotion; when both Lucy and her daughter Kim reach the finals, they must imitate Lucille Ball's look from Mame and sing a commerical jingle.
Lucy is lonely, so Harry has Kim invite her over. But after she arrives, she overhears Kim tell a friend that her mother is "in the way," so Lucy manufactures an excuse to leave, and then disappears so thoroughly that her daughter starts to worry!
A waitress comes to the agency looking for work, after her boss fired her for being too old. Lucy decides to teach the restaurateur a lesson, and sends Kim to replace the waitress. Armed with phony credentials and Lucy's schemes, Kim drives the owner to distraction with odd ideas and poor customer service.