Bud Abbott, the landlord, collects thirteen week's worth of rent at $7 a week from his tenant, Lou Costello. Lou argues that he only owes $28. Perplexed by what Lou is saying, Bud offers to give Lou the room for free if he can prove to him why the answer is $28.
Jackie, Matt, and Inez set out to prove that Hacker doesn't deserve to be the ruler of Cyberspace. They try to find a counterexample to his statement that "you can always make a triangle out of any three rods." After some experimentation, they discover that one long rod and two short rods do not connect and therefore do not make a triangle. They present their findings during the debate.
Fred encounters Arnold, the paperboy, and pays him for the daily newspaper. Fred is dissatisfied with the newspaper as of late and tells Arnold he'd like to cancel his subscription. Arnold convinces Fred to stay a customer by changing his weekday and weekend rates. Fred agrees, but Barney mentions that Fred is actually paying more per week than before with the "special" rate.