Mrs. Poole volunteers to fill in for Sandy's secretary. Mark and Willie are in trouble and Michael thinks it is caused by boy they are keeping company with. Michael and Sandy meet the boy's mother, who is initially disinterested.
It's Martin Luther King Day and one of Sandy's former teachers comes to the Hogan home for dinner. He is from South Africa and talks about apartheid, which shocks his listeners. Will wants to go to a candle light vigil against apartheid.
Mark and Willie are on a school trip when they are astounded to see a nude painting of Sandy in a gallery. The picture was painted by an old college friend of Sandy's and it turns out that the artist put her head on somebody else's body.
David has a run in with a pretty girl he didn't know, and he then goes on a blind date with her. The date doesn't go well but he then asks her out. Richard, Sandy's ex, is in town for his aunt's funeral and he is taking it very casually.
The relationship between Sara and David has been going very well but then Sara is offered a position at an Australian marine science centre. To stay together, David proposes to her. Sara realises that they aren't ready for marriage.
David, Burt and Rich head to Las Vegas for a boxing match but are distracted by the pokies. Burt hits the jackpot with his first coin and they go on a spending spree with the winnings unaware of exactly how much they're spending.
Dave has been reading his psychology texts and decides that he needs to go back to being the boys' older brother again. Michael wants Sandy to go on a blind date and she agrees, as long as he goes on one too, at the same time.
When Michael chastises David for not coming home one night, David decides that he would be better off living with Burt and Rich. However, when they all get together David finds that the grass is not greener on the other side.
Michael starts wearing reading glasses, which makes him feel old. Sandy then decides to throw Michael a surprise 40th birthday party with the help of the boys, and he doesn't cope well with all the 'getting old' jokes at the party.
David is threatened by a very competitive hockey player. In their next game David seriously injures him. Willie owes Mark some money for damaging his computer but annoys him when he buys a signed baseball instead.
Willie wants Mark to tutor his new girlfriend as she will be sent to a private school if her grades don't improve. Mark is reluctant to but does so, too successfully. David becomes sick, and everybody suffers as he is a hypochondriac.
Sandy's friend from Italy is coming to America to teach Italian at the boy's school with Sandy. The boys are initially reluctant, until they see how beautiful she is. David, in particular, is very smitten and he can't do enough for her.
The Hogans head to Paris for a little holiday. David goes to see the city and a girl runs him over with her car. She offers to help him and he finds himself attracted to her. But what he doesn't know is that she's a princess who decides to take a break from her royal duties.
When David doesn't come back after the date with Julia, the boys try to cover for him. Then Julia's guards finally catch up with her and she seemingly disappears from Dave's life. Julia's true identity is finally revealed.
The boys think Sandy's ex is taking advantage of her when he wants her to take care of his untrained dog when he goes away. Willie wants Dave to be his personal trainer for an athletics race coming up but isn't prepared for what is needed.
Mark and Willie compete for the same girl. The force her to choose and there is one winner and one loser. Dave saves Sandy some money when he buys an exercise bike for her but it need to be assembled, which is not Dave's forte.
Dave is doing a video class project of a 'typical American family' where he is required to record everything that is happening. Mark is going for his driver's licence but his overconfidence causes him to have an accident.
Michael has an unsuccessful day fishing using the latest equipment whilst his family has all the success using primitive equipment. Dave and Burt don a camel suit in order to ride on a parade float, but they fall off and are injured.
The Hogans redo the lounge room floor, which doesn't quite go as planned. Mark gets Willie a job at Bossy Burger. Willie doesn't take it seriously and Mark continually covers for him. However, the boss promotes Willie to assistant manager.
As part of his college course Dave makes an instructional video of Mrs Poole cooking, which the local TV station wants to make a weekly show. Michael is concerned about home security and installs a high-tech alarm system.
Dave has trouble trying to sell his mountain bike and he is forced to compromise. A neighbour breaks up with her boyfriend and she turns to Sandy for some advice. Sandy ends up having to be her friend, and she won't leave Sandy alone.
David breaks a tooth on a pistachio nut and he is very apprehensive about going to the dentist. Sandy goes with him and there is an instant attraction between her and the dentist. They go out on a series of dates.