This begins the story of two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell. As the Tates and their butler, Benson, prepare for a dinner party with the Campbells, Jessica walks in on her husband, Chester, while he makes plans for a romantic rendezvous with another woman. Jessica's son, Billy has a pimple on the night of his first date, and his uptight sister, Eunice, while ignoring the insane antics of their veteran grandfather, The Major. Jessica goes for a tennis lesson with Peter, the Tennis Pro, and winds up in bed with him. She leaves Peter just as his next ""appointment""--with Jessica's other daughter, Corinne--arrives.
Meanwhile, at the Campbells', Mary breaks up a food fight between her mobster son, Danny, and her second husband, Burt. Tensions flare again when Mary's other son, Jodie, a homosexual, joins them at breakfast. Alone at last, Mary confronts Burt about his recent impotence, which, we learn, stems from guilt he feels after having killed Mary's first husband (officiallyRead More
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Unable to kill Burt as ordered, Danny goes on the run as a ""spy"" but not before finally accepting Jodie's homosexuality and bidding a tearful goodbye to Mary. At a dinner party for Chuck and Bob, Danny makes a surprise visit that turns into ""a little Tuesday night shootout.""Read More
Mr. Mallu interviews the family in a desperate search for character witnesses in Jessica's trial. Dr. Medlow recommends that Burt be committed to a mental hospital. Jessica makes an impassioned plea to Corinne. The blackmail photos of Eunice and Walter end up in the wrong hands.Read More