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Hoyt, Luanne's father and Peggy's brother, shows up in Arlen, to the excitement of Luanne, who has been longing to have a normal family for the baby who is about to come. What no one (besides Peggy) knows, is that he has been in prison and not on an oil rig. Lucky, who, with the help of Hank, was trying to get all his identification and credit cards, takes the fall for Hoyt when he commits a crime, to avoid having Luanne's heart broken. Peggy decides that Hoyt's gone too far and decides to set him up. Dale decides to go and build his dream tower, and just skirt the regulations so he can't get in trouble.moreless
It is time for the annual "Arlen Homemade Boat Regatta" and Bobby wants to build a boat with Hank. Hank is excited to finally be able to work on a project with his son, but Bill, Dale and Boomhauer are upset as they usually are on Hank's team. When a bat gets into the garage Hank, who is afraid, refuses to go in to finish the boat, leaving it up to Bobby to finish. Bobby leaves out some key structural elements and when he goes to show off to his friends, Hank must face his fear of bats, in order to save a sinking Bobby. Peggy finds a bunch of books on psychology, sociology, etc. and tries to use them to help Hank get over his fear.moreless
After being framed for throwing a soda can at the school cop, Bobby is forced to be his partner. They wind up having a lot of fun, as the officer gets back out on the road for the first time in a while. Hank thinks a man has stolen his wallet and takes it back. When he realizes he stole the wallet, he tries to return it, but the man, who is tired of being a victim, doesn't take it so well. Dale applies for a job as a waiter in hopes to sue for sexual discrimination when they say no, but they wind up hiring him.moreless
Peggy, who always has disastrous birthdays, is determined to make this year's better. She plans a disco themed murder mystery on a train. But when Luanne, who is asked to replace an actress, blurts out the murderer before the murder even happens, Peggy becomes distraught. When Hank follows her to the bathroom, they wind up having sex, which creates a new mystery, when someone finds evidence. Bobby, Connie and Joseph, try and make a club house.moreless
Spencer Academy, a prestigious middle school, wants Joseph to come to their school to become their next quarterback. Despite Joseph wanting to stay at Tom Landry, Dale agrees to go to Spencer Academy, since they gave him a bunch of free stuff. However, the Gribbles find it hard to fit in to the rich life style.moreless
Peggy has trouble selling a house. When she realizes that the current residents are scaring away the buyers, she hires actors to play their parts. When the dress rehearsal, at the Hill's house, is well received, someone puts an offer on the house, and Peggy agrees to sell it.
When Minh's father, General Gum, who hates Kahn, comes for a visit, Kahn can't stand being at home, and finds solace in a karaoke bar, where he becomes a hit. General Gum can't stand Kahn being popular, so he steals his song at the Nine Rivers Fundraiser, where Kahn was suppose to sing, sending Kahn into a depression. Bobby and Peggy make bets for bragging rights.moreless
After Dooley runs away, Peggy attends a meeting, where she is told she is a bad parent, and Bobby could also run away. This leads to her becoming over-protective and Hank and Bobby try to escape her tyranny. Dale adds a soundtrack to conversations in the alley.
Hank reluctantly agrees to speak at Enrique's daughter's quinceañeara (15th birthday party), but struggles with his speech. Peggy starts moving in a bunch of Hipsters into Enrique's latino community, and rent sky rockets and Enrique can no longer afford to stay at his house.
When Bill starts dating a single mother Dale has a strange feeling about her daughter, Kate. He does some digging and soon finds out that her daughter and Joseph have the same father (which Dale believe is himself, due to aliens impregnating her). Not wanting Bill to raise his kid, Dale gets John Redcorn to seduce Bill's girlfriend and break off the relationship. Joseph and Kate start to like each other so Peggy gets Bobby to intervene since they are unknowingly half siblings.moreless
After Arlen bans trans fats, Sugarfoot's gets shut down. Hank, who thinks the ban is wrong, agrees to run an illegal food truck with Strickland. However, they wind up being chased by the media, and in a turf war with another illegal food truck. Bill feels good that he is sticking to his legal, no trans, diet, but doesn't realize he is getting fatter. Peggy is turned on by Hank's illegal activities.moreless
Nancy gets Hank to convince Dale to go on a "vocation vacation", so he can become a breadwinner. Dale chooses basket weaving, but is terrible at it. At first he thinks the supervisor is just giving him constructive criticism, but when he overhears Hank making fun of him, he realizes he is bad, and gets angry. Bobby, Boomhauer, Peggy, Bill and Kahn, try and recreate a cool event, and make it into a viral video.moreless
Kahn and Minh want to escape the redneck nieghbors and decide to make one final attempt at getting into the Nine Rivers Country Club, by having Minh skeet shoot. In order to practice she joins the Arlen Gun Club. After she gets in to Nine Rivers and can no longer shoot at the Gun Club, she starts to feel guilty and Dale and his Gun Club want revenge. Hank is appalled when someone keeps putting their garbage in his cans.moreless
Bobby becomes the leader of a carnival committee. When the school decides to run a diversity project with his group, they stop planning the carnival and focus on all the evil from history and decide to make the carnival a learning day. Lucky gets hurt and everyone tries to get him to go to the hospital.moreless
Hank starts going to an organic food place to get fresh meat. He reluctantly becomes a member as it is the only way they will allow him to shop there. Soon he starts making a lot of good changes and really enjoys the food and people. When Mega Lo Mart buys out the store, and sells bad food, Hank has to find a way to get back the organic food in his life.moreless
After an incident at a restaurant leaves Cotton on his death bed, Hank struggles with his feelings towards his father. Luanne and Lucky practice parenting on Bobby when they look after him.
When Arlen gets hit by a heat wave Bobby convinces Hank to take him to a water park that has a new surfing ride. The surfers who run the ride refuse to let Bobby and his friends on. Boomhauer, who use to be a surfer agrees to help out, but winds up embarrassing himself, and Bobby and his friends still can't get on. Boomhauer goes soul searching to figure out what to do. Bill because the "Heat Waver" out on the high way.moreless
When Bobby is asked to join the Powder Puff cheerleading squad, Hank is excited but Bobby thinks it's stupid. He tries quitting, but can't go through with it, and eventually starts to love it. Peggy joins the PTA and when she reveals to the head of the PTA about what happens at the Powder Puff game, the head decides to shut it down.moreless
After Bobby gets rid of soda machines in the school, because he feels they are the reason he is single, he attracts the attention of a girl. When the teachers and Principal Moss put in a ticker advertising energy bars to help pay for a teacher's retreat, Bobby finds this as the perfect opportunity to protest and win over the girl. However, he takes it too far and the students all walk out and riot in the town. Dale wants to put a book together of quotes from the gang, but no one has anything to say.moreless
Bobby finally takes a liking to football. Not wanting him to loose interest, Hank and the gang decide to take Bobby to a Texas vs. Nebraska game. While there Bobby wanders into the luxury box of former Nebraska quarterback, Jack Middleton. Eventually Hank and the gang join him. When Hank (acting as Jake) calls a play that wins the game for Nebraska, all the Texas fans are out to get him, and they have to escape, without Bobby knowing what is going on. Peggy and Luanne watch from home, and Luanne gets scared off Peggy's aggressiveness.moreless