We are introduced to Aubrey, Gracen, Laird, and Dougie, who is joining the carpool for the first day, as they commiserate about life and sing old songs on their way to work. Gracen is discouraged to learn that his wife and son make more money than he does.
Laird borrows Gracen's wedding ring because he thinks it will make him more desirable to a woman. Marmaduke thinks that Laird may be his real father and Aubrey is seen sneaking into a motel by Dougie, who thinks the worst of it.
Laird is the topic of the night when Gracen asks Leila who she fantasizes about, in an attempt to spice things up in the bedroom. Gracen doesn't like the answer and it causes problems in the carpool.
Laird is frustrated to learn that not only does he have a low sperm count, but that Gracen has a much higher count. Dougie has to perform some manual labor in order to help Aubrey get a hot spot at a top notch pre-school.
Dougie and Cindy plan to renew their wedding vows because they are forever reminded of their horrible first wedding. Laird runs into his ex-wife and the sparks fly all around.
The men think they accidentally set the car of a rival carpoolers group on fire as a result of a prank, but swear to keep it between themselves. Marmaduke's ATM machine with an $8 service charge is vandalized.
Laird claims to being sexual harassed at work by a female co-worker in order to spend more time with the sexual harassment seminar leader that he has the hots for. Leila asks Marmaduke to help her in creating a unique sign for her real estate flipping business.
Dougie and Cindy have their first fight when she doesn't trust anyone to babysit their child after Dougie wins tickets to a Spin Doctors concert. Leila doesn't notice a typo in her flyers that she is handing out that makes it appear she is a hooker. Laird opens his home to a neighborhood stray, only to discover it's a wild coyote.moreless
Laird fears losing his sex appeal at the office when he learns that another man has been dubbed the "handsomest man." Marmaduke has the hots for a girl tagged on his mom's flipper houses.
As a last resort when there are no remaining open spots in the carpoolers lot, Laird decides to park in a handicapped spot. In order to avoid trouble, Gracen fakes a bad limp but when the lot attendant figures out their ruse, he bans them from the lot and sends some bad karma their way in the process.moreless
Can the carpool group be friends outside of the car? That is the question as Aubrey invites the group to his daughter's piano recital. Marmaduke helps Gracen train for the annual charity run and for the chance to finally beat Leila.
Marmaduke moves in with Laird once he finds out that Gracen doesn't like his latest business idea of a flock of sheep mowing lawns.
Aubrey brings his daughter, Michelle, to work for "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," but gets fired when he tells off his boss. Meanwhile, Cindy is obsessed with power making big bucks selling Green Queen products.