Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Marty Ingels guest stars as Sol Pomeroy, the irrepressible army buddy of TV writer Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke). Though Rob is still fond of Sol, he doesn't cotton to the notion of Sol dropping in on the Petrie household (with strangers in tow!) on the same night that Rob and Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) are entertaining Henry Beaumont (Roy Roberts), the sponsor of "The Alan Brady Show." Sure enough, Sol sets the occasion on its ear with his uninhibited silliness -- but does this mean that the staid, conservative Mr. Beaumont will decide to peddle his products elsewhere?