Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Broadway favorite Eddie Hodges guest stars as Roger McChesney, the teenaged babysitter for Ritchie Petrie (Larry Mathews). Unbeknownst to Ritchie's parents, Roger is hopelessly in love with Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). In their efforts to find out why Roger is so moony-eyed, Laura and Rob (Dick Van Dyke) unwittingly make things worse for the boy -- and when the truth comes out and Roger announces that he's leaving town, a guilt-ridden Rob and tries to talk him out of so rash a move. In an unexpected musical highlight, Eddie Hodges performs the old Phil Harris song hit "The Thing."