Title: “Frank’s Pretty Woman”
Original Airdate: September 15, 2011
Frank tells the group that he’s decided to marry his favorite prostitute Roxy, and Dee decides she needs to help Roxy clean up her act. Dennis wants to help Mac, who’s gained 50 pounds of fat, but it turns out that both of them are horribly unhealthy. Dee gets drawn in by Roxy’s sleazy lifestyle and doesn’t end up changing her at all. Charlie tries to set Frank up on a respectable date, but Frank just wants to be with Roxy. Just as he proposes to her, she drops dead from a drug overdose.
Title: “The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore”
Original Airdate: September 22, 2011
The gang decides to take a vacation to the Jersey Shore, which is not the magical place that Dennis and Dee remember from their youth. The two of them fall in with a dangerous group of degenerates and have a harrowing experience. Frank and Mac end up lost at sea and are picked up by a group of MTV-style guidos and guidettes, who are surprisingly friendly and show them a great time. And Charlie has an accidental magical night with the Waitress thanks to her ecstasy high, but the others don’t believe him when he tells them about it the next day.
Title: “Frank Reynolds’ Little Beauties”
Original Airdate: September 29, 2011
Frank inadvertently ends up running a kids’ beauty pageant when his business partner is arrested for child molestation, and he enlists the group to ensure that the pageant runs without suspicion as an official from child services observes. Dee becomes overly invested in helping a misfit young girl win, while Dennis, Charlie and Mac decide to create a musical number for the only male contestant. At the pageant itself, all of the group’s efforts are irrelevant when the cops show up to arrest the official observer, who is actually himself a child molester.
Title: “Sweet Dee Gets Audited”
Original Airdate: October 6, 2011
An IRS agent shows up to audit Dee, who is claiming the child she carried as a surrogate on her taxes as a dependent. To get the agent off Dee’s back, the group pretends that Dee’s baby has died. Dennis, Mac and Charlie are upset that Frank is making decisions about the bar without consulting them. Frank and Dennis team up to distract Mac and Charlie from the fact that Frank has been embezzling from the bar. At the fake baby funeral, both schemes fall apart disastrously.
Title: “Frank’s Brother”
Original Airdate: October 13, 2011
Frank’s estranged brother Gino (Jon Polito) shows up at the bar and accuses Frank of stealing the love of his life. Frank and Gino tell the gang about how, back in the ’60s and ’70s, they ran a nightclub and were both in love with the same woman, an African-American singer named Shadynasty (Naturi Naughton of The Playboy Club). After the story, they realize that Frank wasn’t the one writing recent love letters to Shadynasty and making plans to meet. They head to the airport to discover the now much less attractive Shadynasty meeting up with her actual true love.
Title: “The Storm of the Century”
Original Airdate: October 20, 2011
A huge hurricane is on its way to Philadelphia. Mac, Charlie and Dennis decide to stock up on supplies, and Dee works to board up the bar. Frank is convinced that the whole thing is just media hype. At the store, Dennis and Charlie try to pick up women. Cricket sneaks into the bar, and Frank shoots him in the hand. Mac strands Dennis and Charlie at the store, and Dee and Frank come to pick them up, leaving Cricket in the car. Although the storm gets downgraded to a drizzle, the gang instigates a looting frenzy at the store.
Title: “Chardee MacDennis: The Game of Games”
Original Airdate: October 27, 2011
On a boring day at the bar, the gang decides to play Chardee MacDennis, a ridiculous and nonsensical board game that they made up years ago. It turns into an intense competition between Dennis and Dee’s team and Mac and Charlie’s team, with Frank joining Mac and Charlie. Dennis and Dee, who always win, are ahead again, until Frank catches them cheating and the game ends in a tie. There’s a coin toss to break the tie, and Dennis and Dee end up winning again.