Dre and Bow clash over how to handle Zoey's teenage rebellion, with Dre wanting to lay down the law and Bow suggesting a softer approach.
Bow invites her college friends over for an elaborate dinner party after reconnecting with them on Facebook and on the same night, the kids decide to shoot a reality show, because one of the guests appeared on "The Real World."moreless
When Rainbow's colleague tells her that Dre never had the vasectomy he said he did, she sets out to get the truth out of him only to get her family caught up in the story.moreless
Things begin to fall apart, in more ways than one, when Dre's 40th birthday approaches. As Dre worries that he's getting too old to be cool, Bow and Ruby compete over getting him the best gift, while the kids face their own gift dilemma.moreless
Dre plans an amazing vow renewal to celebrate his 15 years of marriage to Rainbow, but things don't go as planned when her parents show up unannounced and fight with Dre's mother and father.moreless
When he finds out that Andre Jr. is being bullied at school, Dre sets out the teach him "the dozens", a game in which you trash talk someone into submission. Unfortunately, he gets too good at it and Dre and Rainbow are asked to see the principal about his behavior.moreless
Dre feel like it's his worst nightmare come true when Zoey brings home her first "serious" boyfriend, and he turns out to be a worldly French boy who's also named Andre.
Dre vows to make Valentine's Day a romantic success, even though most years he and Rainbow end up quarreling; and Diane comes to the conclusion that she is too critical and accepts help from her siblings learning how to give a compliment.moreless
Dre decides to teach his kids the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while on their annual MLK holiday ski trip and for Junior this means a unique lesson on intolerance in the real world—or in his case, the ski lodge.moreless
When he doesn't challenge a man who cuts in front of his family in a restaurant lineup, Dre worries that Rainbow is questioning his manliness. Meanwhile, things get awkward when Andre Jr. is selected to play Romeo to his sister Zoey's Juliet in the school play.moreless
Certain that his annual office Christmas party needs a black Santa, Dre goes out of his way to fill the red suit, even though the head of HR already got the job. Meanwhile, Bow doesn't feel like competing with Ruby over who cooks the big holiday dinner.moreless
Dre encourages his family to be more together and have each other's backs but comes up short when he embarrasses Rainbow at Jack's baseball game.
Dre receives a lot of love from his mom when she pays the Johnsons a visit, and some grief from Bow, who doesn't get along with her mother-in-law, although Dre's determined to change that.moreless
It's reality check time for the Johnson kids courtesy of Dre, who decides that his children have become spoiled after they turn their noses up at his favorite cheap restaurant in his old hood. To remedy the situation, Andre Jr. and Zoey are forced to take jobs at his office, while Jack and Diane try to make money around the neighborhood, which, to Bow's embarrassment, leads to rumors about the family falling on hard times.moreless
Dre worries that his older kids are going to ruin his Halloween fun by refusing to take part in the Johnson family tradition of seeing who can pull the most outlandish pranks on each other.moreless
Dre and Rainbow agree that they will no longer spank their children, but their resolve is tested by Jack, who repeatedly disobeys his parents' wishes.
When he sees that Andre Jr. doesn't know about “the nod” and other social skills, he sets out to expand his son's social circle to include more black kids. Meanwhile, Rainbow tries to inspire Diane to consider becoming a doctor one day.moreless
While Pete is swamped at work, Kate plots revenge on his ex-wives when she discovers the real reason for letting her have the kids on Mother's Day.
When Kate agrees to join Jackie at her high school reunion, she doesn't realise what it will entail. Meanwhile, Bert is left with Meg and Tevin as Pete and Diane take Warren and Hillary on a college visit.moreless
Kate's plan to expand Warren's social life by encouraging him to involve himself with clubs or sports backfires and Pete tries to teach Bert the value of money. Meanwhile, Hillary seeks some creative inspiration with her art assignment from Jackie.moreless
Kate struggles with the PTA and asks Diane for help when she is blackmailed. Back at home, Warren wants Vanessa Hudgens to accompany him to the school dance, while Hillary is forbidden to go with her choice.moreless
When Bert finishes reading his one hundredth book, Pete and Kate have to throw him his ideal birthday party, consisting of fire eaters, dancers and a special visitor. Upset that soccer moms are shunning her at the matches, Kate uses the party as an excuse to befriend them. Meanwhile, Diane and Pete argue over her driving and Warren becomes best mates with Hillary's would-be boyfriend.moreless
Things get messy when Kate joins Jackie in her new school catering business, while Pete signs up Bert and Warren for karate lessons.
Jackie is none too pleased with Pete when he loses Bert's tooth. Meanwhile Diane gives Hillary advice on hosting her first high school sleepover and Kate helps Warren during his first study date.moreless
Kate asks for Diane's advice on disciplining Warren and Hillary, while Pete and Jackie take Bert out for the day.
When Pete tells Kate that he suffers from a birthday curse, she sets out to break it and ensure he has fun this year. Meanwhile, the children do battle with lobsters and Jackie goes shopping for birthday presents with Diane.moreless