Taking place in 1927 during the time of Prohibition, the show takes place at a beach house owned by Jimmy Winters. When Jimmy arrives at the house with his new bride, he finds Shorty McGee living there. Jimmy just assumes that Shorty is the new butler. In fact, Shorty has been using the house to store five hundred cases of booze. So while Shorty is forced to pretend to be a butler, Jimmy suddenly finds himself falling for Lady Katherine (Kay).