Judge Franklin's daughter Bobby who has been away at school decides to come back to Philadelphia to go to college. Franklin is elated she is coming home, especially since he didn't want her to go away but is stunned to learn the real reason she is returning. A lovers' quarrel sends Bobby (Penny Peyser) home to a doting father (Tony Randall).
Walter (Tony Randall) and his father (Hans Conried) have a reunion after feuding for years. Hans Conried stars as Judge Franklin's prodigal father who returns to Philadelphia to see his son and grandchildren five years after Walter has stopped speaking to him.
After mistakenly convicting a defendant, Walter (Tony Randall) decides to hang up his robes.
Eleanor (Diana Muldaur), bothered by a sense of monotony, decides to cool her relationship with Walter for a while. Busy work schedules present a problem for Judges franklin and Hooper, and when they manage to find some time together they are invaded by Mario Lanza, who has a crush on the lady judge. Judge Franklin's hightoned lady friend, Judge Eleanor Hooper, attractively, played by Diana Muldaur, is back on the show tonight. Our cooing judges are bugged by a D.A.'s assistant, Mario Lanza by name, an idiot with a mighty crush on the classy Eleanor. It's
familiar material, of course, but Randall and Muldaur are easy to take most of the time.
Walter (Tony Randall) is thrilled by his night-school students' test scores, unaware that they cheated en masse.
An escaped prisoner (Cleavon Little) holds Miss Reubner hostage in Walter's chambers and demands a getaway plane. A convicted car thief plans to escape from jail, with Miss Reubner as his hostage.
Deserted by his wife Tanya, Jack (Barney Martin) turns to Walter (Tony Randall) for advice.
On an impulse, Judge Franklin hires his superior judge's son to fill the job of court clerk, causing him to be constantly agitated by the young man who turns out to be a racist. Walter tries to act hip to put his new clerk (William Turman), a hostile young black, at ease.
Judge Franklin discovers that his stoic secretary is dating the Casanova who is being judged in a trial.
Bobby learns that even judges daughters are not exempt from punishment by law, when Walter sends her to jail for contempt of court.
Bobby (Penny Peyser) drops out of college and moves in with her boy friend. A fake guru is accused of stealing funds donated by his followers.
A flashy real-estate agent (Beverly Garland) has designs on Walter's house.
In court, a girl is suing her father; and at home, Oliver is bedeviling his. Mario Lanza is hired by a little girl who wants to be removed from her father's custody, but during the trial, she decides to have Mario removed as her lawyer.
The meticulous Walter admits he's overprotective, and feels there aren't too many men who are worthy of his daughter's companionship. But he also feels that Brian, Bobby's new interest, has got to be the pits.
Jack (Barney Martin) and Miss Reubner (Allyn Ann McLerie) put down some surprising steps as impromptu dance-contest partners.
Walter (Tony Randall) dates a young admirer while keeping up a relationship with Eleanor (Diana Muldaur). The life of a swinging bachelor can be fun but treacherous, as Walter discovers when he dates Judge Eleanor Hooper at the same time he's dating Melissa Charles, Oliver's ex-school teacher.
Mrs. McClellan's photographer-nephew (Michael Anderson Jr.) sets out to develop the star qualitites he sees in the Franklins.
The only zealous law student in Walter's night-school class may drop out because she is blind.
An atmosphere of mystery pervades Walter's inherited mountain cabin. Into each comedy series there's always at least one encounter with the unknown, and tonight it's the Franklins' turn as they become stranded in a remote mountain cabin that's haunted.
Walter (Tony Randall) finds that hiring a law clerk can be a trying experience.
Walter's co-workers recall his first day as a judge somewhat less flatteringly than Walter himself does.
Walter's dad (Hans Conried) announces he's fallen in love with Mrs. McClellan (Rachel Roberts).