Joan's civic project with the homeless prompts Jamie to bring home a bum, who virtually takes over the Lawson household.
A whole generation has gone by that's missed Brooks' infamous portrayal as the world's most dapper lush. Though he's amusing as a worldly bum-about-town and Bum-Who-Came-to-Dinner, it would seem that profiling the strife of a homeless family would've been more apropos this serious social premise, and the pity is there were many such scripts.
Notable scene: Vicki's ominous microsensor analysis inside a dark alley where the parents try to jar Jamie out of homeless adventure fantasies.
Production Title: "Home Sweet Homeless"
Show no: 209
Written by Susan Misty Stewart
Directed by Selig Frank
Producers: Bruce Taylor and Jerry Ross
Roland Cardwell: Foster Brooks