Tony tries to sneak in to party with Claire, but the kids attack him at midnight.
Michael mistakenly thinks he wins the "Small Businessman of the Year" award.
He proposes that each kid comes up with their own business, and at the end of the week he'll double whatever profit they make.
The family goes out to eat at a Japanese restaurant only to find out that they must share a table with an annoying family, the Tylers.
When he loses, his family rescues him and makes him "Father of the Year".
Meanwhile, Claire takes makeup from Jay, even though Jay has repeatedly told her not to because she is allergic to many makeup products and has sensitive skin, and ends up having an allergic reaction to the eyeliner that she took from her mother, which causes her eyes to swell and puff up.
Meanwhile, Junior is trying to learn how to play the guitar and his friend convinces him to smoke pot. Michael doesn't take it well when he loses to his teenage son at basketball.
Meanwhile, Claire thinks the best way to attract boys is to have bigger breasts, so she buys a padded bra, much to the dislike of Jay who punishes her for doing so.
You are the best dad in the whole world." Kady gives up quickly after Michael decides to go to Mc Donald's for a Happy Meal.
Michael struggles to deal with the fact his friend Tommy (Mos Def) is paralysed after falling from his roof while painting and confined to a wheelchair.
Claire is caught shoplifting, when it's really Kady's fault.
Michael tries to get Claire away from her new boyfriend by befriending him, but things get touchy when she dumps him. From "Letting Go" (season 2) onwards he will be portraying Tony Jeffers.
Michael's accountant dies suddenly, making him take a whole new perspective about his life.