When Chris is asked out to a Knicks game, he must find a babysitter without his ex-wife Shelia finding out. Elsewhere, Gary and Marny find an unusual spot for some alone time. Meanwhile, Nick is in the dog house when he forgets about an important event with his wife, Emily.
Chris invites everyone over for a BBQ to meet his new girlfriend. When Nick learns of Chris' girlfriend's identity, he confesses they share a past. Meanwhile, Gary realizes trouble is headed his way because he forgot his wedding anniversary.
Marny has always wanted a girl and insists on giving it a try but Gary isn't too keen on the idea. Sheila organizes a child CPR class and signs everyone up. Nick and Emily reluctantly attend the class in hopes of proving they are good parents.
Gary's inability to effectively communicate with his son leads to unconventional disciplinary measures. Elsewhere, when Chris faces difficulty getting his son sleep trained, Marny imposes her services. Meanwhile, a school project brings out some unhealthy competition in Nick.
Marny agrees to take care of all four kids for the first time while giving Gary the day off. Elsewhere, the guys agree to help Sheila move out in hopes of retrieving Chris' Giants tickets. Meanwhile, a medical emergency might put Gary's rare day off in jeopardy.
When the President of their co-op board Miss Crane passes away, domineering resident Lydia Allendinger takes her place, much to the guy's chagrin. Utilizing her new found power, Lydia forbids Nick's annual Halloween hallway decorations, which leads Nick to take some drastic measures. Elsewhere, Gary and Marny desperately want to buy Miss Crane's old apartment to expand their living space and conspire to scare off any potential buyers.
Gary enlists Emily's help after complaining to Marny about their messy apartment. Chris and Nick have a situation on their hands when Freddie and Ernie lock themselves in the bathroom. Meanwhile, the guys confront Nick about always being unprepared.
Chris decides to throw Ernie's first birthday, but instead of sticking to a more traditional theme decides to take the party in a different direction. Elsewhere, Garyand Marny decide to get back in shape and begin a strict kale-only diet, which quickly proves challenging. Meanwhile, Sheila copes with the breakup of her relationship.
After a failed attempt to figure out who should spend Thanksgiving with their son, Chris and Sheila decide to spend the holiday together with his friends. Sheila plans a very traditional dinner in hopes of befriending the group. Elsewhere, Gary chooses to spend the holiday waiting in line to buy a brand new television during the Black Friday sales.