Kathy Griffin hires A-List designer Kenny Davis to remodel her Hollywood Hills home. Meanwhile, Kathy's mom, Maggie, is living large and is tapped to write a book. Kathy has a surprise announcement: Team Griffin will be guest judges at the upcoming California Gold Coast Toddler Pageant. During the competition, Kathy stirs the pot and deadlocks the judging in a "closed door" session. When it's time to hand out crowns Kathy rewards a few of the girls with her own special categories.
After Kathy Griffin and her mom, 89-year-old Maggie, have an intimate talk with their financial idol Suze Orman, Kathy realizes she needs to start thinking about her and her mom's financial future. It's time for Maggie to earn her keep, so Kathy arranges a book deal and looks for other Maggie merchandising opportunities. Wanting to get some expert advice for creating a fashion line, inspired by Maggie, Kathy calls on budding designer Lauren Conrad for help.
Kathy Griffin gets a call from the president of the Human Rights Campaign who tells her she is being honored with the Ally For Equality award at the annual HRC dinner. When California State Senator Barbara Boxer (D) speaks at the event about "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the importance in fighting for its repeal, Kathy decides she wants to do whatever she can to help the cause. The next day, Kathy and Team Griffin head to Washington.
Kathy Griffin begins another busy week reviewing her agenda with Team Griffin. Kathy wants to do something for women's health, and cooks up the idea to do a public pap smear as a publicity stunt idea with a positive message.
Kathy and Team Griffin have been working their butts off and it is beginning to show. Kathy hasn't had the time of day to cater to anything personal like the renovations of her house. Kathy decides to spend the day in Palm Springs with her friend, "Insider:" host Lara Spencer, who is also an interior designer.
Kathy Griffin just can't keep from swearing -- even when she's hosting CNN's live New Year's Eve show with Anderson Cooper. Her mouth has a mind of its own and, once again, Kathy has embarrassed her mom, Maggie. To make amends, Kathy agrees to perform for Maggie's new friends at their talent night.