Society bluebloods Scooter Drake and his new wife, Libby, drop by with a child of their own, apparently superior to baby Steph in every way. Michael and Stephanie blame this on Michael's peasant heritage and decide to divorce.
Dick ruins Michael and George's weekly poker game with penny-pinching Tim Conway when he blindsides everyone by raising his bet a whole quarter; Joanna and Stephanie are guilted into an uncomfortable night of girl talk with Miss Goddard on her 25th birthday.
George invents a mindless board game based on his handyman duties, and, with the help of Michael, gets the entire town hooked on it.
While suffering from the winter blahs, George goes fishing with a group of priests who are on a retreat at the Stratford and decides he wants to join the priesthood.
After feeling he's been unjustly admonished by Dick for spoiling his baby with countless shopping sprees, Michael has a haunting dream of what his future may hold; Dick and Joanna regret complaining that Stephanie didn't invite them to a dinner party.
George, Jim, and Chester resurrect their buffoonish gang, "The Vermont Hooligans," after a 40-year hiatus and draft Dick to be their reluctant leader. "Brains" Louden leads them into a rumble against their longtime rivals, "The Ruffians".
Stephanie's parents buy WPIV for baby Stephanie, who nearly gets Dick fired by making a dirty diaper at the conclusion of his Vermont Today interview with the inventor of lawn furniture. In a last ditch effort to save Dick's job, Darryl lines up an interview with his good friend, Senator George McGovern.moreless
Dick's pity for an overbearing guest's misfortune is mistaken as a sign of friendship, causing the lonely man to buy the house next door and making the townsfolk think they've all lost Dick as their best friend; Stephanie returns from her six-week maternity leave even lazier than before.
Everyone tells Joanna that her beauty is overshadowing her real estate TV show, and she gets proof when she visits a hard-to-please client's house; Michael and Stephanie invite everyone in town to the Stratford for the official viewing of their baby.
Stephanie is rushed to the hospital after experiencing her first contractions, but forbids Michael to witness to the birth of their child when he shows up with a 15-member production crew to tape the event.
George becomes a nonstop pest at the Stratford after convincing himself a recurring nightmare will kill him if he ever sleeps again; Michael and Stephanie purchase 'wombphones' to teach their unborn child to become a business tycoon.
After finding her lost wallet, George meets the girl who is perfect for him in every way, except for her exceptionally large rear end; Michael and Stephanie consult with a baby naming guru.
Joanna's visiting Aunt Louise tries to atone for her decades of terrible treatment of Dick by giving them a unique wedding portrait, only to later witness Dick selling it to George for $5; Larry and the Darryls sell all their worldly possessions to buy a Rolls Royce, while Michael and Stephanie struggle with the concept of living on a budget.moreless
Stephanie becomes a menace to everyone she crosses paths with due to her raging prenatal hormones, and winds up in jail after slapping a mall security guard for being refused her demand to try on a much-too-small dress.
Unable to pay his $800 bill, a visiting British dignitary instead makes Dick the Lord of Stumpworth on Thames. The title makes Dick the most popular guy in town, but leaves Mayor Chester feeling in the dumps when Dick's selected to preside over a ribbon cutting at the new bait store.moreless
Desperate to bring in a higher income, Michael quits his job at the grocery store to become a lounge singer; The Stratford hosts a weary couple whose cross country vacation has fallen far short of expectations.
A special episode of Vermont Today focusing on "Hidden Shame" turns George into the town pariah after he admits to accidentally driving a car into Johnnycake Swamp during a teenage gang initiation prank.
Dick is chosen to judge the annual Poetry and Pastry contest, but controversy erupts when Miss Goddard uses her feminine wiles to try to influence the judging, and the townspeople question the authorship of Joanna's entry; Dick and Joanna agree to host an all-male baby shower for Michael.
Dick accidentally burns down the Maison Hubert restaurant while enjoying an after-dinner cigar, and despite taking in Hubert while he recuperates, Hubert vows he will "get Monsieur Loudon"; One of the Darryl's considers collagen injections for his lips to impress the women at the DMV.
Michael and a pregnant Stephanie return from a six-month honeymoon cruise totally unprepared for parenthood; Larry and the Darryls claim to have created cold fusion in a ketchup bottle.