Right before pay day, Andy's boss, Ron, is arrested for tax evasion and the water bed store is closed down, leaving Andy unemployed. Kevin becomes the owner of Ron's car after convincing him to sign a form giving Andy unemployment benefits.
About two months into unemployment after Ron's arrest, Andy is still content with slacking and living off unemployment checks. This attitude changes, however, when he witnesses the high-ranking job that Jim has.
While attending parent teacher night at Kevin's school in place of their parents, he falls in love with his English teacher and joins the PTA just to impress her. Posey tries to make a profit off of her vegetables.
Kevin asks out the nerdiest girl in school, Eunice Eulmeyer, after finding out that she is the daughter of Dr. Paul Eulmeyer, co-creator of the hydrogen bomb. Meanwhile, Andy, Jim, and Posey create a nightclub.
It's Kevin's first birthday away from home and he's used to his birthday being the best day of the year. However, things are much different in Mission Hill than they were back home. Meanwhile, Natalie brings home a snake.
Back in the 50s, Wally directed and Gus starred in a movie, "The Man from Pluto," that turned out to be one of the worst movies ever. In the present day, Wally discovers the movie is being screened at the local theater and is terrified.