While reading a bedtime story to Deacon's son, Doug changes the ending to make it a little scarier and ends up traumatizing the boy. Meanwhile, Arthur offers himself up as a passenger for hire so people can ride in the carpool lane.
When Doug and Carrie are not invited to their block party, Doug makes an appearance to prove they are good people, but ends up having to adopt a dog from his neighbour in order to prove it. Meanwhile, Arthur offers to help Danny with his gambling problem.
When Deacon's son draws a picture of Arthur with crooked teeth, Arthur convinces Doug and Carrie to pay for new braces. However, when Doug attempts to use a similar strategy on Carrie, his plan backfires. Meanwhile, Spence is hired as a cook and maid.
Henry Roth, a veterinarian who's afraid of commitment, falls in love with Lucy who suffers from short-term memory loss. In an attempt to win her over, Henry sets out to remind Lucy why she fell for him the first time by romancing her each new day.