Synopsis by Hal Erickson
While working on a costume for Ritchie's school play, Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) sticks her hands in a pot of permanent black dye. It gets worse: Rob (Dick Van Dyke) calls to tell Laura that they are expected to appear at a banquet to accept an award for Alan Brady. But wait, it gets even worse than that: Rob also sticks his hands into the dye, and he is just as unsuccessful in cleaning it off as Laura. Without tipping off the punch line for this episode, suffice to say that the banquet hosts an interracial audience.