Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce. Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: His wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning, they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town — a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos, he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own.