Parents Just Don’t Understand – Jack and Joanne are at odds after the kids betray their trust; Frankie has his first taste of alcohol at a varsity baseball party; and Rachel decides to go on birth control
She Drives Me Crazy – Jack’s plan for getting Rachel to take school and her future more seriously is to sign her up for the wrestling team, even though the coach is less than thrilled to have her; and Frankie is embarrassed to be seen in public with Joanne during their annual mother-son trip.
Something to Talk About – Frankie introduces Heather to his family, but Joanne doesn’t make the best first impression while on pain medication; and Jack puts his wife’s post-surgery care second to ensuring no hanky-panky is going on under his roof. Meanwhile, George and Mikey attempt to retrieve a porn video they hid in a “Casablanca” VHS case at the Dunlevy house.
Rhythm Is a Dancer – Homecoming night is a major letdown for Frankie, whose crush is attending the event with someone else. Meanwhile, Jack and Joanne look forward to a romantic evening at home without the kids; and Rachel leads a protest against the school’s “no grinding” policy.
How Do You Talk to an Angel – Frankie works up the courage to ask out his crush, only to be disappointed to find that she already has a date for the homecoming dance; at the same time, Jack forces Rachel to drive George to school as a punishment
Gonna Make You Sweat – Jack tries to whip Frankie and his friends into shape for varsity baseball tryouts, while Joanne ends up getting too involved in Rachel’s love life.
Pilot – Jack Dunlevy goes from emotionally distant working father to taking a more active role in the lives of his two teenage kids when his wife, Joanne, goes back to law school in the series premiere of this comedy set in the 1990s.