Sheila has the Buchmans stop talking to improve their communication; percussion group Stomp rehearses overhead. Maggie: Judy Geeson. Sheila: Mo Gaffney. Sylvia: Cynthia Harris. Burt: Louis Zorich. Jamie: Helen Hunt.
Good deeds and good intentions nonetheless spark raucous rows in the homes of the Buchmans and their neighbors (Judy Geeson, Paxton Whitehead). Ira: John Pankow. Nurse: Jean Louisa Kelly. Paul: Paul Reiser.
Ira recruits friends and family to be ringers in his giveaway contest to save his financially strapped store. Mark: Richard Kind. Rory: Dan Castellaneta. Maggie: Judy Geeson. Hal: Paxton Whitehead. Marvin: Jeff Garlin.