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Bernie and his wife, Wanda, reluctantly step into the role of parents when his sister drops off her three kids -- naive Bryanna, nerdy Jordan and teenager Vanessa -- en route to rehab. His views on child rearing are hardly politically correct, but Bernie tries his best.

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Bernie sees children walking to school on their own and decides it is time for Jordan to do the same, despite Wanda's objections.
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When Vanessa surprises everyone with her musical talent, Isaac Hayes offers Bernie advice on how to nurture it.
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Jordan's prank anonymous phone calls have surprising consequences.
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When Jordan develops a crush on a girl at school, Bernie takes it upon himself to teach Jordan how to be a "player" and get the girl.
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Bernie is sued for being a negligent parent after a birthday bash for Bryana results in broken bones.
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Vanessa tries to increase her chances of being accepted into a college by joining the drill team, which pleases Bernie until he sees one of the squad's provocative routines.
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Bernie learns Vanessa has a boyfriend, Rahim, who is 18 years old, but when he discovers that the teen has a child, he hits the ceiling.
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Wanda urges Vanessa to join an enrichment organization she once belonged to, but they learn times have changed when Vanessa and her new friends are charged with shoplifting.
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Jordan tries to fit in with the popular crowd and, after taking Bernie's advice, winds up losing his lunch money in a poker game.
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Bryana's standardized test scores prompt Bernie to send her to Jordan's school, but she is so far behind that they threaten to move her back a grade.
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Bernie's sister, Benita, announces her plans to elope in Las Vegas, and Wanda offers her the Mac residence as a wedding site.
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Bernie realizes Bryana and Jordan are too old to share a room, so he moves her in with Vanessa, who is less than thrilled.
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Bernie has no patience when trying to teach Vanessa to drive.
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Bernie must baby-sit for Bryana and deal with Jordan, who was sent home from school for pulling a fire alarm unnecessarily.
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Bernie decides Bryana is too old for training wheels, but her first lesson without them proves to be disastrous.
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Bernie resorts to spying when he decides Vanessa is being secretive about her activities, but his security cameras pick up more than he bargained for.
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Bernie has to put his foot down after Mr. Diggs, Vanessa's teacher, persuades her to become a vegetarian.
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On Bernie's 40th birthday, he is electrically shocked by an old lady and forced to be a clown at a children's party.
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Bernie and Wanda seek a child therapist's help in figuring out why Bryana has become a bully; Wanda winds up caring for a guinea pig Bernie bought for Bryana.
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Bernie stops by the Playboy Mansion to get advice from Hugh Hefner on how to talk to Jordan about sex.
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"American Idol" judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson critique Bernie's performance in a commercial.

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