Teddy visits Ivy at her family's lakeside cabin but discovers it's just a cramped ice-fishing hut. Meanwhile, PJ and Gabe break Mrs. Dabney's TV satellite and are forced to invite her over to watch her soap operas, causing them to also get hooked on the shows.
Cooking-challenged Amy prepares Thanksgiving dinner, much to the dismay of her family. Meanwhile, Teddy and Ivy devise a plan to get in line early at a store so they can buy the latest tablet computer; and Bob's dad falls for Mrs. Dabney.
Teddy and Amy each try to write a children's book after they meet a publisher. Meanwhile, Bob brings an assortment of insects and spiders to school as part of career day and is a big hit with the kids, until a tarantula gets loose.
Teddy's friend wins an audition to sing the national anthem at a Denver Nuggets basketball game, but Teddy is forced to take her place when her pal gets stage fright at the last minute. Meanwhile, the Duncans bowl in a tournament with a rival family.
Teddy goes with Bob to an exterminator convention, where she dresses up as a giant termite; Gabe and Jake shoot a monster movie with Charlie as the star; PJ's quirky friend moves in with the Duncans and drives Amy crazy with his annoying habits.
Teddy tries to find a hard-hitting news story to win an internship at a local newspaper. Meanwhile, Charlie ruins a new pair of shoes Amy wanted to return, and PJ tries to make peace with a new student whose ponytail he cut off when they were in kindergarten.
Teddy and Amy visit Chicago and appear on the dance show "Shake It Up Chicago" after being mistaken for a famous hip-hop duo. Back at home, Gabe and PJ host a garage sale and accidentally sell Mrs. Dabney a jar filled with money.
Teddy tries to break up with Derek, but he keeps doing nice things for her. Meanwhile, Amy volunteers to coach Gabe's hockey team, and Bob accidentally gets PJ fired from a job and must figure out a way to get him rehired.
Teddy and PJ pretend to be Gabe's parents in order to get him out of trouble at school with a nearsighted teacher. Meanwhile, Bob bets Amy that she can't build a playhouse for Charlie without his help.
Amy and Charlie appear in a big musical number at a hospital gala. Meanwhile, Teddy puts Ivy on the stand during a mock class trial to find out if she is hiding something, and Gabe persuades PJ to sell junk on the Internet to make money.
Teddy and Skyler compete against PJ and Emmett in a battle-of-the-bands competition. Meanwhile, Amy is mistaken for an artistic genius, and Gabe receives an expensive gift from a wealthy friend, but his dad wants him to return it.
Teddy is excited when a new guy asks her for a date and wants to meet her at a park, but she is horrified when she learns a secret about him. Meanwhile, Amy fakes the seriousness of an injury so she can relax longer at the hospital.
Teddy and PJ plan to throw a house party when their parents go away for a romantic weekend, but when Bob and Amy get into an argument and cancel their trip, Teddy and PJ desperately try to reconcile them so they can proceed with their party plans.