Twenty-three-year-old Jimmy Chance tries to do the right thing by saving a beautiful girl from her boyfriend. She's so grateful that she spends the night with him in his van. The next morning, however, Jimmy and his family discover that she's actually a wanted serial killer. Virginia, Jimmy's mother, knocks her out with the television set and turns her in. She gets convicted, sent to prison, and leaves him with a baby to raise. Now Jimmy has to learn that it's not so easy being a father
Songs: Free Energy -- Bang Pop, The Dead Milkmen -- Punk Rock Girl, Stealers Wheel -- Stuck In The Middle With You, Me First And The Gimme Gimme's -- Danny's Song
Jimmy needs to find a babysitter for Hope. Sabrina, the girl he has a crush on, recommends her cousin, not knowing that Jimmy and her had hooked up a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, Burt tries to get Virginia to quit smoking. She says that if he can get Maw Maw to quit, then so will she.
Songs: Pop Levi -- Wannamama, Valley Lodge -- Comin' Around, The Aggrolites -- Ever Want To Try
When Hope finds herself trapped in the greenhouse out back, thanks to Jimmy teaching her to crawl, Burt being distracted by the lottery numbers on tv, and Virginia being a hoarder, they turn to Maw Maw and her excellent Jenga skills for help.
Songs: The Four Lads -- Istanbul (Not Constantinople), The Might Be Giants -- Istanbul
When Sabrina comes over to Shrinky Dink she finds a family photo album. Virginia interrupts them and decides to tell Sabrina why they don't have any good family photos.
Songs: Roger Miller -- Do-Wacka-Do
Jimmy volunteers to be Sabrina's date for a Halloween party when she learns that Wyatt, her boyfriend, won't be able to make it. Meanwhile, Burt comes clean to Jimmy about the "scary guy in a mask", and Virginia takes Maw Maw trick-or-treating.
Songs: The Pass -- Colors, The Love Language -- Heart To Tell, Sea Wolf -- Leaves In The River, Deadbolt -- Psychic Voodoo Doll, The Postelles -- White Night
Jimmy discovers that his parents have been lying to him his whole life. He slowly starts to discover the truth, and unearths the biggest secret of all, one even his mother didn't know. Meanwhile, the prison sends over a box containing some of Lucy's items and Jimmy must decide if he wants to keep them so that Hope at least has something to remember her mother by.
Songs: The Feelies -- Crazy Rhythms
When Hope catches a cold, Virginia goes into panic mode because the family doesn't have health insurance, so she locks Maw Maw in her bedroom to avoid getting sick. However, when Jimmy realizes that he can't afford to take Hope to a doctor without insurance, he figures out a way to secure a second job at the grocery store where Sabrina works.
When Hope starts imitating the dogs at her day care, Jimmy decides to enroll her in an expensive, high-end center. But the blemish on Burt's record needs to be expunged before Hope has any chance of getting accepted. However, when trying to turn Burt's past around the rest of the family ends up in a bind of their own and must pull together to straighten things out with the law.
Instead of sleeping in and ordering pizza, per his normal Thanksgiving custom, Jimmy invites Hope's other grandparents, Dale and Margine, to join the Chances for a more traditional holiday dinner. The Chances soon realize that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree when Dale and Margine kidnap Hope, and it's up to them to get her back.
Burt gave up on his teenage dreams of being a rock star because he was a parent. Jimmy feels so guilty for ruining his father's dream that he gets Burt a second chance to relive his rock fantasy with his music idol, Smokey Floyd at the upcoming Grocery-Palooza concert.
When Jimmy was a kid, every year Burt would get the season's hottest toy and sell them off for money, leaving Jimmy disappointed and without the coolest toys. This year, Burt lets Jimmy in on his scheme, but Jimmy makes him promise to save one toy for Hope. Meanwhile, Virginia signs up the family to participate in the church's living nativity scene in order to gain respect from the church members.
Jimmy hasn't had any time to socialize or make friends since Hope was born, so when he meets another single dad at the grocery store, he immediately sets up a play date. But when Jimmy finds out that Virginia is his new friend's housekeeper, Virginia insists that Jimmy cancel the outing. In an effort to keep the peace, Jimmy and his friend arrange a dinner at the Chance house.
When Sabrina points out to Jimmy just how many germs are lurking around his house, the Chance family becomes obsessed with cleanliness. Finding it impossible to keep Maw Maw clean, they move her to the backyard greenhouse, but after watching some old family movies, they discover a surprising secret that has kept them healthy all these years.
Virginia's cousin Delilah, who struggles to make ends meet, pays a visit to the Chance family unannounced, determined to claim her share of Maw Maw's whom she thinks died years ago estate. Further tension builds when Delilah admits she still has a crush on Burt. Meanwhile, Jimmy babysits Maw Maw and panics when she takes off on Sabrina's moped.
When Virginia and Sabrina discover secrets about each other, Sabrina blackmails Virginia into keeping her mouth shut. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Burt to get a vasectomy after a family vote.
Cousin Mike visits the Chance family after a six-month spiritual quest and brings his new wife, Tanya, and his three brother-husbands with him. Meanwhile, Burt tries to patch a strained father-son relationship between his brother and Mike, but winds up getting himself in trouble
When the Chance family visits a lawyer to prep their wills and assign guardianship for Hope, Burt's feelings are hurt when Jimmy chooses Sabrina over him. Meanwhile, Sabrina feels overwhelmed by her new responsibility, and Maw Maw is convinced that mongooses are infesting the house.
Maw Maw becomes smitten with a man she meets at Dead Tooth's daycare. Meanwhile, Jimmy takes Sabrina to visit her college boyfriend, Wyatt, whom she suspects is cheating on her. Things go completely awry when Wyatt, desperate to win back Sabrina's love, takes Sabrina and Jimmy on a very scary ride.
Songs: Tone Loc -- Funky Cold Medina
When Burt is introduced to a book on sleep-training, he and Virginia decide to try it on baby Hope. Meanwhile, Jimmy's wild new girlfriend introduces him to a special beverage that takes him on a scary trip.
When Burt's flirtatious ways are exposed, the entire family begins to experiment with flirting. Jimmy and Sabrina compete to be Barney's favorite employee, Maw Maw gives away her treasures and Virginia is stalked by a coffee shop employee
Songs: Foreigner -- Feels Like The First Time
When Hope's baby monitor picks up their neighbors' conversations, Burt and Virginia go out of their way to meet the troubled couple and try to help their marriage. Meanwhile, Howdy's Market has the entire community, including baby Hope and Maw Maw, involved in a commercial competition with a rival store.
The Chances reminisce about the year Jimmy turned 18 - when Maw Maw kicked them out of the house, when a goth Jimmy took up residence in the grocery store and when Burt and Virginia finally figured out how to be adults.
Songs: Tomoyasu Hotei -- Battle Without Honor or Humanity, Beck -- Devil's Haircut, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros -- Home