Louis gives advice to Emery, who is having trouble with a schoolboy, and learns some lessons about being himself. Meanwhile, Eddie goes on a field trip with Jessica as parent chaperon, and finds out she has a fun side.moreless
The Huangs go to the bank to open Evan's first bank account, but he can't decide whether to use his Chinese name or not.
Louis is busy with his restaurant because a business convention is in town, so when Eddie comes home from school with lice, he leaves Jessica to handle the situation, even though she is busy preparing brochures for the investment property.moreless
Louis breaks his leg while dancing in the kitchen, and is forced to stay home with the boys, which frightens him because he is used to seeing them for a few minutes each evening while he plays the cool dad. He tries to find innovative ways to entertain them, but runs out of ideas. Meanwhile, his Cattleman's Ranch is launching a takeout service, and since he can't be there to supervise, Jessica is forced to take his place. But she has no faith in the employees and is too tough in bossing them around, so a shrewd Louis makes her promise not to fire anyone.moreless
Jessica and Honey want more "girltime" together, but Louis keeps interrupting, so Jessica encourages him to take up pool. But she regrets it when he partners with an attractive woman in a pool league. Eddie is jealous when he learns Alison had a crush on Dave before him.moreless
After Emery show a lot of promise as a tennis player, Louis and Jessica hire Billie Jean King to train him, but she proves to be too aggressive. Meanwhile, Eddie helps Evan, who is in trouble for a gambling debt.moreless
Louis has just bought his first home computer, and while searching the web for his restaurant, stumbles upon a critic's website, which has given Cattleman's Ranch a bad review. When he e-mails the critic and asks him to re-evaluate, the Huangs are shocked to find out it is none other than Philip Goldstein, Eddie's former friend at school.
Meanwhile, Eddie is being aggressively pursued by a girl he does not like, which causes friction in his relationship with Alison. Too shy to talk to her on the phone, he turns to making a mix tape to express his feelings, with decidedly mixed results.
Marvin and Honey babysit the boys, so Louis and Jessica can go out for Valentine's Day. Eddie plans to take Alison to the Janet Jackson concert.
The family is planning to return to D.C.'s Chinatown to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Louis, however, forgets to book the trip. They try to organize a local celebration, with disastrous results. Eventually, their friends combine to stage a party at the restaurant.moreless
Jessica and Honey get into an argument about the investment property. Louis' friend Barry stays with the Huangs, while Eddie gets a job at DMX's house, but cannot disclose it.
The Huangs are hosting Thanksgiving this year, and Jessica wants to outdo her sister, who has hosted the past few years.
Louis promotes the Cattleman's Ranch on a local morning news show. Eddie and his friends go on a group date.
Louis get over-involved while trying to help Eddie prepare for his first school dance. Jessica tries to spend time with Grandma Huang in order to persuade her to invest in her business venture.moreless
Louis wants to buy a new car, and it's their anniversary, so he takes Jessica to the Shaquille O'Neal's Honda dealership to celebrate, and recreate their honeymoon. Meanwhile, Eddie wants to buy a hotdog waterslide.moreless
Nicole shows interest in Eddie, but then meets a new boy. Heartbroken, Eddie turns to Boyz II Men for comfort.
Louis has to take his family on a business trip to Gator World. Evan loses his last baby tooth.
In the Season 1 finale, Jessica fears that the family has lost its Chinese identity, so she strives for them to reconnect with their culture. To that end, she insists that Louis decline an invitation to join the country club; and makes Eddie do a report on China for his World Day project.moreless
Forced into volunteering at the kids' schools, Louis coaches Eddie's Junior High basketball team, while Jessica produces Emery's and Evan's elementary school play.
Jessica feels that she can't compete with a top-performing Realtor, so she decides to put off her license exam. Meanwhile, Eddie asks his father for help in getting Nicole to like him.
Louis feels betrayed when Mitch accepts a job at a rival restaurant. Eddie meets a new Chinese boy in school, who is not quite what he appears to be.
Vandals cause trouble for the Huangs. Meanwhile, Eddie tries to get the attention of a girl he likes.
Eddie wants to buy a new video game, based on Shaq, his idol. So, to save up enough money, he goes to work at his father's restaurant.
Jessica presses Louis into a sexual-harassment seminar at the restaurant. Eddie, wanting to impress his school friends, shows them Louis' seual harassment video, which they think is an adult movie.
Jessica's sister and her snooty family come to visit, and the Huangs are determined to make the house and restaurant appear as nice as possible, so they will appear successful. Eddie is excited about seeing his cousin Justin, who introduced him to hip-hop. However, Justin is now into grunge, which depresses Eddie.moreless
Tonight's guests are:
- Actress Christina Ricci.
- Actor Jake Johnson.
- Musical guest Danny Brown.
Kathy brings Russell Brand, ASAP Rocky and Danny Brown as guests and they discuss a variety of topis, from the lyrics in their songs, gay marriages, crazy places to have oral sex and many more. Kathy talks about the 2013 Grammy Awards, and finally, Kathy brings her mother to The Pleasure Chest.moreless