It's a matter of principal versus principle when Emily refuses to skip one of her students ahead two grades at the insistent prodding of Mr. Brimskill at the elementary school where she teaches.
While filling in for a fellow psychologist, Bob is surprised to find that his first patient is Jerry Robinson, who is reluctant to reveal his problem. A little prodding produces the startling admission that Jerry is in love with Bob's wife Emily.
When Carol's new love interest interferes with her work, Jerry Robinson doesn't seem too concerned, but when it disrupts his love life he decides to fire her.
Howard falls head over heels in love with Bob's sister Ellen, and under most circumstances, Bob would find this perfectly acceptable - except that Ellen is getting married to someone else.
At Jerry's urging Bob hires a business manager to handle his money and ends up living on a meager allowance that affords him such luxuries as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch.
Hoping to make a contribution to society, Bob offers his psychological counseling services free to a parolee out on an armed robbery conviction, but Bob seems to be more influenced by his patient's manner than the patient is by Bob's therapy.
Depressed and feeling useless after losing his job with the airline, Howard accepts Bob's offer to join his "out of work - shop", a special therapy group for the unemployed.
Feeling that middle age is creeping up faster than she realized, Emily decides to update her image with a kicky new wardrobe that she says is youthful and Bob feels is childish.
Jerry Robinson's brother shows up in Chicago after finishing dental school and takes over Jerry's life, his apartment and his dental practice. Peter Baldwin directed from a script written by Martin Cohan.
Christmas Eve is almost spoiled when Bob is trapped in the office because of a power failure.
Bob's patient Elliot Carlin parades out all of his phobias and insecurities as he prepares to ask Carol Kester for a date. He then finds it even harder to accept her answer - which is "yes".
Ann Rutherford and John Randolph guest star as Emily's parents, whose surprise visit makes Bob terribly uncomfortable. Emily's father is gregarious, well-traveled, a war hero, and outdoorsman -- in short, everything that Bob isn't.
Swinger Howard Borden suffers a bad case of blues when his young son tells him about his marvelous new "uncle" who seems to have taken up permanent residence with Howard's ex-wife.
Determined to lose eight pounds from around his middle, Bob goes on a strict diet and, with Jerry's help, joins a weight-reducing class that seems to be populated mostly by women.
Bob turns out to be an uncooperative patient when Emily makes an appointment for them to see a marriage counselor about the boredom that is creeping into their marriage. George Tyne directed from a script written by Earl Barret.
Bob's decision to meet the rising cost of living by raising his rates sets off a revolt among members of his therapy group when he picks the most inappropriate moment to tell them.
Bob suffers an inferiority attack when a test reveals that Emily's IQ is higher than his. Jerry London directed from a script wirtten by Charlotte Brown.
A rather embarrassing operation leads to a romance for Carol with her doctor, a relationship that everyone questions due to the disparity in their ages. Written and directed by Martin Cohan
Mariette Hartley guest stars as Marilyn Dietz, a very attractive divorcee who's enjoying her new-found freedom to such an extent that she creates a small feud between Jerry and Howard when she starts dating the two of them.
With Carol on vacation, Emily is elected to fill in as the receptionist, an idea that everyone loves, except Bob. Alan Rafkin directed from a script written by Jerry Mayer.
John McMartin, who starred on Broadway in "Follies" plays the Rev. Dan Bradford who, after seeking professional advice from Bob, makes an announcement at his Sunday sermon that startles his parishioners. Directed by Jerry London.
Bob and Emily's vacation to Mexico is cancelled by an accident. One of Bob's more masculine patients enthusiastically slaps him on the back and unfortunately for Bob it throws his back out. George Tyne directed from a script written by Susan Silver.
A trip to Peoria to see the television broadcast of a football game blacked out in Chicago turns into one long embarrassment for Bob when Jerry introduces him to a pretty girl named Janine, who doesn't seem to care that Bob is a married man.
Bob Hartley resists vehemently when his therapy group insists that he accept an invitation for the group to conduct one of its weekly sessions on television.