While shopping with Jeff for uniforms for their new restaurant, a gift purchased for friend, and co-investor, Ted Danson leads both down a bitter path of spite and greed, and forces Larry to pay dearly for an earlier lie told to his dentist.
Cell phone drop-out causes difficulties for Richard Lewis, as an allergic reaction leaves him and Larry scrambling to get his Christian Scientist girlfriend presentable for a walk down the red carpet at the Emmys. Meanwhile, race relations once again flummox Larry.
Left needing to find a new chef for the restaurant, Larry sinks Ted Danson's rescue attempt. Meanwhile, Larry is jealous of Cheryl's friendship with a male cast member of Tony & Tina's Wedding, and a late wedding gift causes Larry and Cheryl difficulty on multiple fronts.
After inadvertantly getting a nanny fired, Larry discovers she's a "nanny from hell," but not before she causes a tummolt at the Greene household. Meanwhile, Larry's "penis faux pas" may ruin Richard Lewis' quest to finally be recognized by Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
After snubbing Paul Reiser's wife, Mindy, Larry breaks a confidence to patch things up, though his decision comes to alienate the Braudys, ruin an Alanis Morrisette benefit, and leave Mindy as aggravated as before. His solution: break yet another confidence.
Returning from filming a movie, Larry is stunned over not being told of his mother's death until after the funeral. He still finds a way to use her death to his benefit, but a secret from his mother's past forces Larry to take some unusual steps.
At a meal to make amends with the Braudys, Larry offends Susan before the dinner is over. As Jeff returns home from his and Susie's separation, his dog allergy causes new strain in the family, leaving Larry find a way to give the dog a new home, and an opportunity to further agitate Susan.
After some rather personal conversation with rapper Krazee-Eyez Killa, Wanda's fianc, Larry is accused of letting the details slip. Meanwhile, a quest to replace a thrown away prop jacket leads Larry to offend a store clerk and he once again finds a way to offend Susie.
Christmas causes no end of difficulty for Larry: country club tipping puts him in an uncomfortable situation, dealings with his maid and gardener cause a rift (further deepened by a web of lies meant to help Jeff), and the accidental destruction of a manger scene leave him on the outs with Cheryl's family.
With the restaurant's opening at hand, Larry decides now is the time to fire the chef and aggrieve a popular restaurant critic. As Susie and Cheryl clash over misunderstandings and missed lunch dates, Larry finds a replacement chef with a colorful vocabulary.