Joe is fresh off the bus from Iowa and just trying to make it in New York, but he's got no job, no girl and, worst of all, no place to live. But life's about to change when he finds a home. It's a slummy, squalid, seedy little box of a place, but it's a pad Joe can call his own... or so he thinks. It seems that not all of the apartment's former tenants have evacuated. His roommates -- 50,000 dancing, singing, talking cockroaches.