"Yoo-hoo,Mrs. Bloom" calls each of us to the intimate daily gossip of this warm ethnic family comedy. Gertrude Berg starred in the show and won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of "Molly" the Jewish Mother who cared a lot about everyone.
Molly decides Rosalie should have the correct training after listening to her rehearse a song for the school play.
The Goldbergs, just back from their vacation in the Catskills, invite a new acquaintance to dinner. Jake would like to go into a partnership with their "distinguished guest," and expects the dinner to be a turning point in his life.
The program begins with an embedded Sanka ad in which Molly discusses how hard it is to return from a vacation; "everything is so burdensome." Sanka has 99% of the caffeine left out and the sleep left in. The Goldbergs have a new landlord, Mr. Peach, and Molly intends to ask him to redecorate their apartment, but Jake is sure the landlord will refuse. The elevator is not running and Uncle David has to walk up four flights of stairs. The water is lukewarm and the TV aerial is not working. Jake plans to organize the tenants to refuse to pay their rent.
The program begins with an embedded Sanka ad: You are what you drink. "What is the logical conclusion to conclude?" "If it does cost a penny more, what's money if you can rise in the morning and brighten the corner where you are." Molly is in the middle of serving dinner to her cousin Simon. Simon's family is out of town, so Molly takes pity on him and asks him for supper, even though everyone dislikes him. Simon demands a third helping of the noodle pudding and simultaneously asks for an aspirin. He then announces that poor relations are a liability.
Daughter Rosalie is finishing up a composition for school entitled, My family. She refuses to let everyone else read it so naturally Molly, Jake, and Uncle David fear the worst, fearing that she has written awful things about her family. So, Molly, Jake and Uncle David vow to change their ways and be model parents. However, their ideas on "model parenting" (being more lenient, becoming friends with their children, etc.) do not set well with Rosalie. She resolves to rewrite her essay. However, she soon decides that the first one will do and lets everyone read it.
Cousin Boosie comes to visit and talks Uncle David into making a trip to the "Old Country".