When Ray realizes that his kids would rather spend time with their Uncle Robert than with him, he decides to do something about the situation. When Robert makes the observation that, as a parent, Ray finds it boring to be around his kids, Debra couldn’t agree more. She then suggests that Ray follow Robert’s example and to try to have more fun with his children. But, when her own parenting skills are called into question by Marie, Debra quickly changes her tune and rallies behind Ray, insisting that they are both very involved parents.
“Let’s Fix Robert”
Marie gathers Robert’s ex-girlfriends Amy and Stefania and his female police partner, Judy, together so they can dissect his character in an effort to help her better understand why her eldest son can’t commit to a relationship. Unfortunately, Robert unexpectedly drops in and is forced by his mother to listen to his character being assassinated by the women as they discuss his relationship hang-ups in detail and compare notes on his quirky dating behavior, inability to commit to one woman and his flawed personality.
"The Angry Family"
Ray and Debra are more than a little concerned when they realize that the constant bickering and screaming that goes on between them and Ray’s parents are having an effect on young Michael. In an effort to make things better, the whole family meets with the school’s counselor and a local clergyman to uncover what---and who is to blame.
"Odd Man Out"
Frank is so green with envy that he forces Marco to choose either Marie or him as a friend. Meanwhile, Ray sides with Frank because he doesn’t approve of a married woman – especially his mother—having a male friend.
Ray and Debra are horrified when Marie presents them with an abstract sculpture she made in art class which bears a striking resemblance to a part of the female anatomy. Frank, on the other hand is totally mesmerized by Marie’s creation, though neither he nor Marie have picked up on it’s erotic resemblance.