In the pilot, we are introduced to the Green family of San Francisco. Parents Mitch and Mary Green are in mid life crisis phase, and their three teenage children have problems of their own. We are introduced to the format featuring heavy use of cultural references, voice-overs and flashbacks.
Kenny stalks a girt, Mehan meets a boy who is 23 years old and Cameron gets suspended. Meanwhile Grandma skips out on a doctor's appointment.
Mary still thinks Brian is too old for Meghan to be dating, and his friends pick up on the fact that she’s still in high school. Mitch gets a nice job offer but isn’t sure if he should take it. Mitch decides to be loyal and turn down the offer so David takes it instead. Kenny has to go to a therapist. Meghan and Brian break up.
Mitch goes golfing with his buddy Jeff Marks. After they golf Jeff goes home to have sex with his wife before having lunch with Mitch. Regardless of how impressive as that is, the Greens get a phone call in the middle of the night telling them Jeff had a heart attack and died. The Green family tries to reach beyond their own superficiallity to imagine what it would be like if Mitch died.
Kenny does some skateboarding at school, but it’s against the rules, so he gets in trouble. A crazy rumor that Meghan is pregnant gets started when people find out that she isn’t going to college. Meghan denies the rumor, but people don’t believe her. Mitch hasn’t been at work for quite some time, so he goes to look at a building.
Even though he doesn’t have a job, Mitch gets a loan to buy that building he was looking at in the last episode. Meghan may not want to go to college, but she’s thinking about going to Europe. Meghan’s favorite teacher has a party. Dan is there and Meghan doesn’t know why they broke up. Later her favorite teacher and former boyfriend have sex. Mitch and Mary go to a high-school reunion.
Kenny feigns sickness so he can skip school to meet Rebecca, but she doesn’t show up so he goes to school anyway. Meghan is still upset that her ex is having sex with her favorite teacher. At school they have a bit of an encounter. Cameron skates around the school and no one stops him. Mary is working for some people who are supposed to be doing a fundraiser, but the one guy wants to meet her at the Radisson. Kenny and Rebecca break up and she moves away.