Jack becomes caught in a dilemma when Chrissy believes he has bought her an expensive birthday present and the gift turns out to be a surprise for Roper's wife.
- Jack interrupts an argument between the Ropers over money and suggests a compromise: that Roper should buy his wife the leather coat she wants rather than a trip to Las Vegas. Jack offers to pick up the coat for him at a store where he can get a discount. He brings the coat home and leaves it on the couch for a moment. Just then Chrissy comes home mad at Jack for forgetting it's her birthday and discovers the gift-wrapped box. Before Jack can stop her, she unwraps it, assuming it's for her despite the fact that it's much too big. Jack can't get a word in to explain it's Mrs. Roper's coat because Chrissy is so excited. Jack tells Roper what happened, but Roper insists on having the coat back immediately. Then Mrs. Roper informs him she doesn't want it anymore because Chrissy has one, so now Roper just wants his $300 back.