Ted has taken up jogging and camping in the backyard. Thelma asks the doctor to call and only then does the reason come to light. Ted was left a treasure map and he is in training to find the gold. Ted and Bruno then go looking for it.
Ted is doing a course to turn himself into a positive, dynamic person and he decides to use his new personality to make a career change. He applies for a job as an executive but the interview doesn't quite go as planned.
Thelma tries a new recipe when Bob and Merle pay a visit, and when it doesn't work it starts a disagreement with Ted. Merle convinces Thelma to move out, and Bob moves in and livens up the place with one of his parties.
With Thelma's birthday coming up Ted has to decide what to get her. She wants a dishwasher but Ted thinks she needs a wall safe. He also gets her the services of a butler for a weekend. What could go wrong?
When Ted finds out that Bruno's uncle Tony is an illegal immigrant he dobs him into the government. On the day of Tony's immigration hearing, Bruno helps out by running his uncle's fruit and vegetable shop, with Ted's help.
A heat shield tile falls off the NASA space shuttle during its reentry and falls on Ted as he is reading the paper. He temporarily suffers from amnesia and, despite his memory returning, Ted decides to sue the Americans.
Bruno is off on his annual fishing trip with a group of friends. Ted wants to go as well but, after the trouble he caused last year, nobody wants him to go. Fortunately, the weather intervenes and the trip is cancelled.
Thelma is off to Europe for six months and Ted is left to fend for himself. Things are not going well, and then Bob and Merle move in, which makes the problems worse. Bruno's mother solves Ted's difficulties by agreeing to look after him.
Rosa invites a neighbour, who happens to be a ventriloquist, to dinner. He brings his doll, Sparky. Sparky has a life of its own and Ted ends up with it. Ted then decides to embark on a career in show business.
Ted places a bet on a chess match and wins the contract to a boxer. Ted decides to become a boxing trainer and starts training him for a fight. However, Rosa can see that the boxer's heart is not in the fight.
After reading a notice in the newspaper, Ted contacts a solicitor about whether he is the sole heir of a Scottish laird called McBullpitt. To cover the solicitor's expenses, Ted has to come up with $5000, which is not an easy thing to do.
An itinerant gypsy puts a curse on Ted when he refuses to pay her in exchange for telling his future. The curse is that he will have hiccups for seven days and nights. Craig has to find the gypsy in order to remove the curse.