So, I don't want to be at Holiday Inn for Lincoln's birthday. But I do want to ride in a horse drawn carriage instead of a taxi to be there to see Marjorie Reynolds and Fred Astaire dance with each other. Or just to see Fred Astaire do his Fourth of July cherry bomb dance on his own.
Sadly for Jim, Ted shows up drunk, having lost his dancer girlfriend. Jim is convinced that if Ted meets Linda, he will try to steal her away both for a dancing partner and a girlfriend. Ted is just this kind of friend. Ted does meet Linda...he dances with her drunk... but once sober he cannot remember what she looked like. He spends the next year showing up for holidays to search for his mystery woman, and Jim does everything in his power to keep them from meeting again.
Much dancing and hilarity ensue. (I'm probably taking a ballroom class this spring. Can I please come out of the class dancing like this?)