In the second-season finale, Dre falls asleep while watching a "Good Times" marathon and has a dream that his family transforms into the characters from the '70s television show.
When the entire family comes down with the flu, Dre goes to great lengths to avoid getting sick. He also has to step in for Bow and look after the children.
When Stephens & Lido announce layoffs, Dre is fearful not only of losing his job, but also tarnishing the family's reputation. Meanwhile, Bow has something to prove when she's put in charge of the school auction and refuses to ask the other moms for helpmoreless
Dre's sister, Rhonda, is getting married to her girlfriend, Sharon, and the upcoming wedding leads to a conversation on traditions, specifically the convention of taking on the male's last name. Meanwhile, Jack and Diane want to be the ring bearer and flower girl but are concerned that they're too old for the job; and Junior and Zoey prepare Ruby to embrace her daughter's relationship.moreless
Dre and Bow realize their kids don't have a legal guardian and set out to find replacement parents in case tragedy strikes. Meanwhile, Jack learns the truth about some family secrets he was lied to about in the past.moreless
Overworked Dre and Bow decide to hire a nanny for the kids.
Diane does a documentary of Jack's promising basketball career for a class project. Meanwhile, Andre Junior becomes a referee and Zoey pursues a relationship.
When the shooting of a black man by police results in no charges and civil unrest ensues, all three generations of the Johnson family engage in an emotional and deep discussion about events in the world.moreless
Jack and Diane are fed up with being twins and want to explore being independent. Also, after Dre buys Zoe a car, he has second thoughts.
When Dre realizes that his family has never been invited to a weekly neighborhood pool party, he jumps to the conclusion that it's because they think he can't swim - which he can't.moreless
Dre and Bow question if they're spending too much money on unnecessary expenses and turn to Mr. Stevens' straight-laced accountant for a second opinion. Meanwhile, Junior decides to start day trading after overhearing his parents talking about finances.moreless
Ruby introduces Dre and Bow to the new man in her life, but Dre looks for any reason to dislike him while Pops comes up with a plan to distract his ex-wife. Meanwhile, Junior's siblings convince him to meet a girl he's been talking to on a dating site.moreless
Dre's best friend from childhood, Gigi, visits the family, leading Bow to feel like an afterthought. After Dre and Gigi get into an argument, Bow convinces him she can fill in as his best friend. Meanwhile, the kids are inspired to become YouTube stars.moreless
Dre worries that Christmas has become too commercialized; Pops makes a plan for less presents and more family time; and the kids act nice in hopes of getting more presents. Meanwhile, Dre's coworkers make him doubt his new traditions.moreless
Rainbow is sure that Dre's childhood friend is taking advantage of his kindness when Dre allows him an extended stay at their home. At work, the ex-wife of the company's co-founder arrives looking to shake things up.moreless
Bow prepares for the Johnson family's Christmas card photo shoot; Dre takes Junior and Jack to his lifelong barber, but Dre is disappointed when Junior gets his hair cut by someone else; and the family doesn't like Dre's new haircut.moreless
Dre and Bow take Zoey on a visit to Brown University, Bow's alma mater. Dre drugs himself to overcome his fear of flying and, in a stupor, calls the wrong baby-sitter for the kids - Charlie Telphy.moreless
Dre's nephews and nieces come to his neighborhood to trick-or-treat while Dre faces his cousin June Bug, who used to bully him.
When Dre accepts an invitation from the neighbors to attend their church and he and Ruby have a good time, they decide to get more involved in social events. Meanwhile, Ruby discovers that Jack and Diane were never baptized.moreless
Dre and his colleagues come up with a new holiday after being fed up with other events overshadowing Father's Day and Zoey's friend, without a father, forms a bond with Dre. Meanwhile, Junior helps Bow with household chores.moreless
Pops is pressured to see a doctor after he reveals that he hasn't had a checkup in years due to his strong aversion toward health care. His family members react differently when it's discovered that he has a clogged artery and needs to undergo surgery.moreless
Dre thinks about getting a gun, over Bow's vehement objections, when a nearby home is robbed. Zoey asks her grandfather to teach her karate.
When Jack uses the N word in a talent competition, heated debates over its use ensue and home and at school.
In the Season 1 finale, Jack and Diane learn the history of the Johnson family from Pops, who tells them a colorful story about his great-great grandfather's dealings with a ruthless gangster during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance.moreless
Liberals Dre and Bow freak out over Junior's decision to join the Young Republicans Club to impress a girl, whose parents they quickly arrange to meet, while Zoey is upset about having to wear glasses.moreless
Bow encourages Dre to tell his mother what everybody else in the family already knows: that his sister, Rhonda, is gay. Meanwhile, Diane and Jack get competitive over Mother's Day gifts.
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 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