Set in a California subdivision, the story follows four couples who have bought homes and are neighbors. Among the problems facing the couples are alcoholism, racism, and promiscuity. The story revolves around the idea of “no down payment” and the over extended nature of some of the families’ economic situation. Tony Randall is in a role that you would never expect, a car salesman looking for a good time. Other issues include discrimination against a former war hero for lack of education.