Theo hires a stripper for Martin's bachelor party, which upsets Sondra and Denise when neither Martin or Elvin object to the idea; all this goes on as Cliff and Claire prepare a family BBQ. "Bud" gets a great punchline.
Cliff & Clair are away on a weekend vacation. When they return, their home seemed to have self destructed - Olivia and the washing machine, Theo taking multiple items to his place, Vanessa and car damage, etc. Cliff & Clair hold a meeting.
Pam still thinks about having sex with Slide. Cliff says she should see a gynecologist for safe sex info. Pam ends up getting condoms and tells Slide he must use them. He refuses and they break up. Slide apologizes but still pressures her.
Rudy starts her periods, and Clair wants to have a traditional women's only day to celebrate her womanhood. Rudy wants no part of it and says she understand everything and needs nothing from her mother. Rudy trusts her friends information.
A Cliff's friend learns he and his wife are going to have a baby boy. The father worries he is not athletic enough to teach the boy sports when he is older so he asks Cliff to teach him. Theo tells the father sports is not the only thing.
Clair has started menopause. The children talk to each other about menopausal women, hot flashes, confusion, crabbiness, etc. Cliff & Claire play a joke on the kids by pretending she is insane. Aaron, Pam's boyfriend, turns on the romance.
Sondra makes plans for she & Elvin to help friends move, but Elvin just wants to join the guys to watch the football playoff game. When they arrive to help with the move, their friends have not even started to pack.
Theo has one last final the next day, and he wants to pass so he gets on the dean's list. He has plans for constant study, until he meets Cheryl and is besotted. She is leaving town in the morning. Does he study or go out with Cheryl?
Pam has to study for tests but is easily distracted. Theo tells her she has to study without dancing and music in order to get good grades. Pam wants to go to college, but does not have the money. Her grades are not enough for scholarships.
Cliff's patient & her husband are having a baby any day now and tell Cliff they have everything under control as they read books and watched videos to prepare for the birth. Everything is fine until the actual event starts.
Cliff and Dr Harmon attend a pinochle tournament with their wives. They play a round against each other, and the wives win. Martin & Denise need a babysitter for Olivia and Rudy begs to be the one. Rudy does fine until they watch a scary movie.
It is Cliff & Clair's 27th wedding anniversary. He plans to recreate the Caribbean restaurant where they dined on their honeymoon, in their home. He hires a band, chef, and decorations for atmosphere. The day arrives - and Cliff is sick.
Theo and Denny's girlfriend Ellen are organizing a surprise party for Denny's birthday, but things get complicated when Ellen gets sick and Denny shows up up unexpectedly believing she's having an affair with another guy.
Cliff goes bowling with his father, Elvin, and friends. After the game, with Cliff having a very low score, they go to a bar and make fun of him. The older men reminiscence about the old Negro League. Rudy & Olivia play a joke on Clair.
The daughter of an acquaintance asks Cliff to help her father make peace with someone whom he's been having a long standing grudge with over a car accident. Because she's been seeing the man's son and would like to get married.
Cliff attempts to fix the kitchen sink. Theo starts a volunteer job as an intern at a community center. He helps children with their homework and craft activities after school. He realizes one student has studying problems just like he had.
At the community center, Theo deals with a student that might have dyslexia, another who has a crush on him, one who has to get a job to support his parents, all the while they test their limits with Theo. Theo does his best to help them.