The producer has Ross check through the cast for a perfect body-type to be featured in an upcoming commercial. The kids look upon this as a stepping-stone for one of them to become a star but haven't a clue what body-type is being sought.
A show on literature inspires Christine to become a writer. Meanwhile, Justin sets out to expose history's cover-up of the world's most prolific writer - A. Nonymous - whom he believes to be the true author of Shakespeare's works.
While Christine's family moves to an upscale neighborhood (which eventually proves too ritzy for their other-than-blue blood), a kid on wheels from California catches the attention of his new classmates.
Among the cast's plans for college, Alasdair plans to enter on a video game scholarship but, so far, can't find a university to meet his aim. Ross returns to college so he can enter a profession without kids around.
When Ross openly disdains Halloween, Christine invokes a pretend spell to mess with his head. He's not impressed, but when a continuous string of accidents and near disasters enters his life, he's ready to admit she's a bone fide witch.
Christine decides that Lisa has what it takes to run for class president - a boring, uneventful background, an uncle who can supply voters with free pizzas, and a mouth that can talk on and on without saying anything.
The kids hang out - at the arcade, the library, malls and summer camp, after school, at the Burgery, around the set, outside prison, stores, locker and dressing rooms. They also hang laundry, hang tough, and generally just hang in there.