Hot in Cleveland has its first live episode.
Secrets are revealed when the girls venture off to a rustic spa retreat, where Joy tests her newfound sleuthing skills on a suspicious Yogi (Ed Begley, Jr.), Mamie Sue confronts Elka about her bossiness, Victoria confronts her ability to be helpful in emergency situations, and Melanie's fasting causes hallucinations.moreless
Melanie fakes sex with Alec, but then has trouble keeping up the charade. After a day on Victoria's set as an extra, Joy makes a date with her scene partner, who turns out to be Emmett's resentful brother. While Joy's out, Elka and Mamie Sue babysit Wilbur, but get into hot water when he picks up a few choice words.moreless
Joy discovers her perfect fireman boyfriend may actually have a few flaws, while Melanie finds out Alec likes her, too, but that he's still in a relationship with Chloe. Victoria becomes preoccupied with spying on Emmett while he's away in Venice, and Elka and Mamie Sue begin their secret "business venture."moreless
When Chance eats Joy's car keys, the gang takes a trip to the vet, where Elka teaches Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) how to flirt with men. Victoria's daughter, Oscar, wants to interview the girls on their personal changes since their move to Cleveland, but her interview with her mother takes a turn. Joy lands a date with a fireman (Eddie Cibrian).moreless
In an attempt to cover up their money laundering scheme, Elka and Mamie Sue (Georgia Engel) scheme up a fake company and trick Joy into being their spokesperson. Meanwhile, Melanie attempts to break in to Alec's apartment to erase her text messages from his phone, and after a tabloid rumor spreads that she and Emmet (Alan Dale) are dating, Victoria finds she might actually have real feelings for him.moreless
Walden knows Zoey won't be thrilled to learn Bridget is a partner in his new venture with Billy. Meanwhile, Alan and Lyndsey try to cope with their mothers dating each other and deal with Eldridge and Jake's questions.moreless
When Lyndsey's mother comes for a visit, Alan suggests she meets Evelyn. Walden is stuck hearing out iPhone app ideas from Jake and Eldridge.
Robert discovers Pat smoking, and she pleads for him not to tell, but smell of his clothes makes the family think he's the secret smoker.
Amy's parents ask Ray to give their son, Peter, some tips on dating. Later, Debra throws a cocktail party and invites some single women to meet Peter, but Ray isn't thrilled with the guest list.moreless
Debra invites her divorced parents, Warren and Lois, to the family Thanksgiving. When Ray walks in on the two making love, he and Debra assume that they are getting back together. Later on, Warren and Lois inform Debra otherwise and an unprecedented turn of events shocks everyone.moreless
When the MacDougalls are invited to spend Easter with the Barones, the families attempt to bond over a 500-piece puzzle. While members of the Barone and MacDougall families get frustrated with the complicated puzzle, Ray and Pat continue working on it until the wee hours of the night while sharing private stories about themselves and their families.moreless
Amy's parents put Robert on the defensive when they point out his strange habit of touching food to his chin before he eats it. When Amy confides in Debra, who tells her that Robert's strange behavior could be psychological, she devises a plan to break him of his chin habit for good.moreless
After Robert takes a second job selling home security systems, he reveals he's been asked to join the security firm full-time and is mulling over retiring from the police force early. While Marie is overjoyed, Amy questions if this is really what Robert wants or if he's only retiring early to make his mother happy. The disagreement about his future leads to a tense birthday party for Robert.moreless
Robert and Amy convince their families to spend Thanksgiving together at the Pennsylvania home of her parents, and the lack of a television is only the first of the rude surprises awaiting the Barones.moreless
After Amy invites her brother Peter to stay for dinner, he makes himself at home on the couch and never leaves. Meanwhile, Robert overhears a conversation that hits close to home when the Barones and Amy talk about the difficulties of having a 40-year-old man living under the same roof with his mother and father.moreless
Robert and Amy exchange vows in a classic Barone family wedding ceremony.
Debra gives a bridal shower for Amy, but her good intentions get sidetracked by Marie's overzealous participation.
Following Raymond and Frank's advice, Robert purposefully botches the wedding invitations in hopes of getting Amy to do all the preparations herself.
Amy's folks show up unexpectedly at their daughter's house on a Sunday morning, hoping to talk her out of marrying Robert and take her home to Pennsylvania with them. First, they are stunned to see Robert there. Then Frank and Marie arrive. It doesn't take long for the two sets of parents to disliking each other.moreless
Robert travels to Pennsylvania—hoping to secure the MacDougalls' permission to marry Amy—and brings Raymond along for the ride.
Principal Simmons: When Mr. Simmons is upset that Principal Wartz is being too strict with the students, Wartz decides to resign and he selects Mr. Simmons to take his place. The newly promoted Principal Simmons decides to make massive reforms to permit the school environment to be more liberal, though will the students at P.S. 118 appreciate his authority?moreless