It is Maggie's first birthday, and the whole family, including Mrs. Bouvier and Grampa, celebrate. Afterwards, Marge tells Homer that the two pensioners seem lonely and would enjoy each other's company. She invites them both to dinner, where Abe falls in love with Mrs. Bouvier.
Meanwhile, Bart uses Homer's credit card to buy a genuine Itchy & Scratchy animation cel. However, when it arrives, it is only part of Scratchy's arm. Abe takes Mrs. Bouvier out on another date, but Mr. Burns steals her away from him, much to Grampa's disappointment.
Burns arrives at the Simpson home the next evening to take Mrs. Bouvier out on another date, where Bart extorts money from him to pay for the animation cel. Burns asks Mrs. Bouvier to marry him and she accepts. At the wedding, however, Grampa intervenes and asks her if its what she really wants to do. She realizes that she does not want to marry Burns and they both leave.