Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When Rob (Dick Van Dyke) accidentally marks up the wall with an indelible pen, he and Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) call in an eccentric painter named Vito Giotto (Vito Scotti) to repaint the Petrie living room. Vito immediately ingratiates himself with Rob and Laura by showering them with flowery compliments, and also wins the heart of Ritchie (Larry Mathews) by teaching the boy songs and magic tricks. The painter also happens to be a superb gourmet chef, and regales his hosts with dozens of tasty meals. But at the end of five days, Vito still hasn't painted a stroke -- and it looks as though he never intends to do so!