Sergeant Murphy's got the day planned - a drive and a picnic in the country with his family. But the phone rings, and after that, lots of Busytown emergencies. Sergeant Murphy ends up working his whole day off, but lucky him, the whole town pitches in to throw Sergeant Murphy a surprise picnic since he worked his day off. Everyone knows chimney sweeps bring good luck, but it looks like Schmudge left his luck at home. As he cleans Frau Mopp's chimney, Little Hans looks on in horror as his clean house is covered in soot. Hans is sure his mother will be furious at Schmudge, and she is - until he rescues Hans when he falls off the roof.
Hilda's going to babysit the kids on the Cat Family's vacation to the seaside. But on the overnight train everything goes wrong for Hilda. Hilda's positive Mother and Father Cat will never hire her again, but when at the beach, she saves Lowly and Huckle from being swept out to sea, a grateful Father Cat asks her to go on all their vacations.