Oliver wants a dog but after he gets the dog Oliver really believes the dog is bad and tells his parents but they don't believe him at all. When Oliver tries to takes the dog for a walk the dog only makes trouble for Oliver (The dog puts his paws on the elevator buttons). Oliver tries to lose the dog only to find the dog is to smart!
Oliver falls in love with his new neighboor Elke. The only problem is Ted ""dibbed"" her first [and he can't brake The Code]. Meanwhile, Oliver's parents try to spice-up there marrige by going on a date to an old club, but they soon find it is a Jazz-playing Mariuna-smokin' kind of club.
On the way to school Oliver loses his lunch (due to the bus hitting a bump) Oliver tries to tell everybody that he spilled his soup on the bus, No one believes Oliver.
Oliver wants to a man he goes along with his dad only to end up getting a shock. Meanwhile Charlotte feels left out and spends the day with Joyce hoping to know her better.
Oliver orders x-ray glasses from a comic book and finds that they don't work, they took 11 weeks to arrive! Oliver decides to revenge on Astounding Novelties because of the scam. Oliver brings friends who want Barnaby Rollins to give them their money back. Charlotte on her way to see the President goes to talk to Connie about her boyfriend leaving Jerry to think Charlotte would kick the President!
Oliver makes a door knocker that Mr. Stitt doesn't like Charlotte is told give Mr. Stitt a unicorn in hopes of keeping the door knocker Oliver made in shop class. Charlotte gets help from Carl the building Super Intendant on how to beat Mr. Stitt at his own game by challenging Mr. Stitt to an election.
But as late Oliver learns that he is going to the lowest level of the grades in his school because his former teacher Mrs. Heller punished him. As Oliver tries to figure out how to get back to level one without taking the Iowa test, Jerry trying to sell his latest invention "" The Disposa Toothbrush"" Jerry learns that nobody is interested in this invention.
Jerry tries to out do his neighbors the O'Shaughnessy's by having a famous comedian entertaining the guests at the Beene party. Oliver and Ted try to make their father's of having Buddy Fontaine come to the party. After Oliver and Ted meet Buddy Fontaine they learn that he won't come to the Beene party making Jerry stretch the lie a bit more when he realizes that the comedian doesn't make it. Instead the Beene's get another surprise guest.
Jerry needs assistance at the office after April his assistant gets hurt. He asks Charlotte to fill in. Oliver needs to figure out how to impress Joyce, he forms his own band called "" Oliver and the Otters"" Oliver learns that he may not have gone the right way to impress someone he loves.
Oliver gets a lesson in what a make out party is and what games to play. Ted teaches Oliver 2 games to play at the party. The first is spin the bottle Ted teaches Oliver how to understand exactly where the bottle will stop. The other game Oliver is taught is 7 minutes in heaven where you spend 7 minutes together in a closet. The other game Oliver is taught is 7 minutes in heaven where you spend 7 minutes together in a closet. Charlotte wants to run a campaign for president of the tenants association but learns that support will be hard to come by. Everyone likes the current president Mr. Stitt.
Oliver tries out for the annual talent show in hopes of getting Bonnie and the rest of his class to like him. His teacher announces the results of who will be in the talent show Oliver doesn't like what he will need to do. Jerry gives Charlotte an unusual 15th anniversary present. She learns that Jerry has turned his basement into a fallout shelter. Charlotte confesses she wants a stole like the mailman is purchasing for his wife.
Charlotte is desperate for some time with her family so she decides to take her family to the Catskills. The family isn't excited about the vacation. Oliver battles the "" Simon says "" caller to see who is best. Jerry tries his hand at male bonding only to find out that the doctors are telling dentist jokes.
Jerry and his family decide to take a trip to Coney Island. The vacation causes a feud to spark between Jerry and his neighbor over a parking spot. Jerry will go to any length to get the parking spot from his neighbor. Oliver gets his dream job of being a paper boy soon Oliver learns that having a paper route isn't all its cracked up to be.
Oliver is conned into baby-sitting for Joyce, but she gets more than she bargained for when Oliver steals her steady job.
Oliver can never seem to take a good photo and therefore hates picture day. This year he is determined to take control of the situation and do things on his terms, so he wears a superhero costume as a method of protest! Principal Shriner catches him taking the photo and threatens to expel him unless he sees a shrink. Meanwhile, Ted finds out that his baseball coach has gone out on a date with Elke, and comes up with a plan to stop them from going on a second date.