Alan pushes his luck when he creates a ‘bucket list’ of things he thinks Tanya wants to do most for her 40th birthday.
Special guests: Cat Cora
A family friend makes an offer to Alan that he should probably refuse. Tanya’s life turns into a fight scene from a gang movie after her war with a cyber-bully suddenly jumps off of Twitter and into the real world.
Special guests: Dave Foley
Alan and Tanya’s arrangements for their ranch manager’s wedding are jeopardized when the Elvis impersonator they fired from the festivities decides to crash the party.
A failure to communicate ends with Alan and Tanya double-booking events at the ranch for the same day. Carter and Alan decide to build a storage room for a friend, and they refuse to let anything get in their way, including the fact that they’ve never built a room anywhere, for anyone, at any time.
To escape their seemingly endless kitchen renovation, Alan takes Tanya away on a weekend road trip and quickly re-discovers his pathological hatred of California traffic. Carter is less than trilled to find out Alan has gotten him a babysitter, until he meets the babysitter.
Special guest: Kato Kaelin
The Thickes’ PG-13 dream of a little house on the beach turns into an NC-17 nightmare when they realize their new neighbour – an old ‘friend’ - is working on an “art project” that would be illegal in some countries.
Special guest: Jon Dore
Alan’s efforts to land an insanely profitable gig as spokesman for a First Nation’s casino hits a snag when he discovers he must first prove his native ancestry (no biggie, except for he has none). Carter’s preparations for his forthcoming Canadian citizenship test are hampered by some highly unusual anxiety dreams.
Special guest: Alex Trebek
Alan’s dream of becoming the “Guacamole King” of Carpinteria is thwarted when a visiting friend makes a public spectacle of offending everybody in town.
Special guest: Gilbert Gottfried
Alan thinks about hanging up his spurs after his new gig as spokesman for an “age-appropriate” product that has him contemplating his own mortality. Tanya gets so caught up with her upcoming kitchen renovation that she almost forgets about Alan’s 68th birthday.
Special guest: Cedric the Entertainer
The Thickes are forced to take desperate measures when their war with a noisy neighbour escalates. Robin extends a special invitation to Carter, which Carter completely misinterprets.
Special guest: Robin Thicke
Both Alan and Carter are forced to confront things they’d rather not think about. For Alan, it’s the amount of germs in their house, and for Carter it’s a tattoo anywhere near Tanya’s swimsuit area.
Alan, Tanya, and Carter are each forced to speak out against injustices in their family. For Carter, it’s the new security cameras Alan has aimed directly at his room. For Alan, it’s a friend’s novel attempt to cheat at golf. For Tanya, it’s Alan’s habit of taking her on “romantic getaways” to celebrity golf tournaments that are anything but romantic.
Special guest: Russell Peters
Carter gets surprised by an anonymous invitation to a high school prom, but who it’s from is an even bigger surprise. Alan makes the misguided decision of picking a fight with Tanya over whose renovation project should take priority.
Special guest: Lance Bass
Alan and Carter go on a citywide manhunt when they suspect someone has stolen Alan’s cellphone. Tanya’s desire for a mirror in her bedroom pushes her into an unwise bet with Alan.
Special guest: Wayne Brady
After his agent approaches him about rebooting the Growing Pains franchise as a parenting manual, Alan decides the best way to make that happen is to get the old cast back together and film them….without telling them they’re being filmed.
The time has finally come for Alan and Tanya to confront the most contentious issue in their relationship - babies. But the efforts to come to a solution are thwarted by the arrival of the most incompetent intern on the planet.
Alan takes Carter to go to his old alma mater, in hopes he can entice him into going - but Carter may have other plans. Meanwhile, Tanya wonders if the time has come for her and Alan to have a baby of their own.
Alan agrees to a garage sale after Tanya calls him out for his infamous hoarding problem - even though Alan has no plans to give up his stuff. But his efforts to both keep his junk and hide it from Tanya go awry when Carter takes over the sale.
Alan faces a major dilemma when the annual charity hockey tournament he and Carter never miss falls on the same weekend as Tanya’s 20th high school reunion. America’s favorite dad is forced to reassess his priorities, and quickly realizes the biggest challenge in being a husband and father is when you can’t be both at the same time.
It’s the Thicke Family cottage weekend, and Alan is determined to maximize the fun by keeping his family to a tight schedule that nobody likes. Back at the ranch, Tanya decides to cure her hot-blooded Latin brother Kenny of his overly flirty ways.
Alan and Tanya make an effort to spend more time together, only to realize that maybe the thing that keeps a marriage vital is the stuff they DON’T share. Carter and Alan make a bet that could have an interesting impact on Alan’s reputation as a great parent.
Alan agrees to let Carter throw a house party, a decision he regrets once he learns of Carter’s “unique” interpretation of Alan’s rules.
Alan takes Carter to visit his brother Robin on the road, in hopes he’ll learn that being a superstar is about more than limos and champagne rooms. Tanya takes on far more than she planned on when agrees to rescue a homeless animal.
Alan and Tanya’s personal agendas end up competing for supremacy when one of their longest serving employees decides to look for new work. Alan forces Carter to get a job, who ends up discovering the value of hard work in a way Alan does NOT like.
After hurting Tanya’s feelings at their anniversary dinner, Alan decides to do something special to make it up to her, leading to an anniversary weekend that’s memorable for all the wrong reasons. Carter tries out some of Alan’s tips for dating the ladies, only to discover that his dad may be the perfect example of what NOT to do.
Troubles in her family leave Tanya feeling depressed, prompting Alan to come up with a novel and possibly humiliating way to cheer her up. Tanya gets useful advice from a man who’s not afraid to let it all hang out.
Alan’s approached about being the new “spokestud” for a male enhancement pill, something he’s quick to dismiss – until he finds out his rival is up for the same job. It’s up to Tanya to remind Alan that private parts are private for a reason.
Alan’s ego goes orbital after he’s inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, forcing Tanya to teach him a brutal lesson in humility.