A radio shock jock's new family has him walking around professional landmines. If he makes fun of his home life, his wife gets mad. However, if he talks about the joys of new fatherhood, his boss gets upset that he's lost his edge.
Since having a baby, provocative disc jockey Jimmy (Dan Cortese) and his wife, Beth (Bianca Kajlich), have fallen into a droll routine. It's been nearly five months since they've had sex, and neither of them have gotten a night out since baby Otis was born. After a long night, Jimmy yawns on-air, which makes his coworkers argue that he's ""losing his edge"" - an argument that's solidified when he skips out on a long-awaited bachelor party so that Beth can have a night out with the girls. But his buddies have other plans - they crash his night of baby-sitting, moving the bachelor party to his apartment.
In an attempt to find other couples with whom they have something in common with, Beth invites over a guy that she knows from their baby yoga class... unaware that he's gay. Meanwhile, Jimmy invites Carl over to watch the football game, but Carl finds he's being ignored as Jimmy spends the afternoon bonding with his new gay friends.
Jimmy succumbs to peer pressure when he smokes a joint during poker night, but he gets busted by Beth for not telling her about it when they apply for insurance and the agent wants a urine sample. Beth is initially irritated by Jimmy explanation of the subtle differences between a lie and an omission -- until she decides to omit an incident that happened with Otis.
After making on-air jokes about the station's management and hookers, Jimmy and Carl get bumped to the graveyard shift. Without consulting Jimmy, Carl announces that they are quitting, so when Jimmy confronts Carl about making the decision without him, the two decide to go their separate ways. But when Jimmy contemplates taking a job in Alaska, Beth decides to intervene.
Beth joins a mommy group and plans to make a good impression on the other mothers, but her hopes are dashed when the mothers tune in to The Jimmy and Carl Show on the day Kevin lights a ""zorch"" on air. This leads a group of college listeners to having a ""zorch contest"" (lighting their own gas on fire) which results in a bunch of guys in the ER with ""singed sphincters,"" so a guilt-ridden Jimmy sets out to ""rectify"" the situation.
When a fussy Otis gets the Cox's booed out of a movie theatre, they decide to throw a formal dinner party (with Jello shots) for their friends. But the day of the party, Otis becomes sick and unwittingly gives everyone pinkeye... the day before a magazine photographer arrives to shoot Jimmy and Carl for an article on the 25 Hottest People in Denver.
When Jimmy and Carl head to Aspen for a DJ convention, they renew their childish rivalries with their on-air competitors as Carl rehashes an old fight with Doctor Dre, which his on-air partner Ed Lover tries to break up, and Danny Bonaduce wants payback from Jimmy for a prank he pulled at last year's convention. Meanwhile, ""Uncle"" Carl, who is upset with Jimmy for bringing Beth and Otis, suddenly changes his mind and even offers to baby sit when a beautiful woman sees Carl with Otis. Beth and Jimmy enjoy their day alone -- until guilt sets in when they see Carl and run the other way to avoid dealing with Otis.
Months after Otis's birth, Beth still doesn't feel sexy, so Pam persuades her to take a striptease class after hearing the teacher, Erin, on Jimmy's radio show... much to their surprise, Kevin is also attending the class. Meanwhile, in an attempt to make the house safer for Otis, Jimmy and Carl accidentally baby-proof themselves in the bathroom, leaving Otis unattended.
After Jimmy makes fun of Beth's love of ""An Officer and a Gentleman,"" Beth asks him not to make fun of her and Otis onair. So when actress Jessica Alba (Dark Angel) appears as a guest on Jimmy and Carl's show, her flirtatious behavior becomes more than playful and she makes some advances to Jimmy, not knowing that he's married. Later, Beth finds out that a night of passion with Jimmy was crushed by his fantasies about Jessica Alba, putting Jimmy's relationship to the test.
When Jimmy's old girlfriend Stacey has dinner with Beth and Jimmy, Beth is shocked to learn that her husband had proposed to Stacey several years before. Jimmy's troubles worsen when it is revealed that he gave the same ring to both women. Later, as Jimmy attempts to redeem himself, hip-hop star Marques Houston, a guest on Jimmy and Carl's radio show, offers Jimmy some advice: Propose to Beth again and give her a new diamond ring.
Jimmy's snoring leads to sleepless nights for the whole family -- he repeatedly wakes up Otis, so Beth sends him to sleep in his office. In part to cheer himself up, Jimmy brings home the pinball machine he used to play when he was a teen, which he intends to keep in his office. But he gets a rude awakening when Beth decides to turn his office into Otis' new bedroom.
When a TV producer sees something special in Jimmy and Beth's loving and playful relationship, she encourages them to audition as the new hosts for a local TV morning show, but when they go on air, that cheerful rapport turns ugly as they battle out their differences in front of thousands of viewers -- but they change their tune when they're offered the roles of permanent hosts. Jimmy decides that the show may be bad for his image, but he doesn't have the heart to tell Beth, who seems to love her new job.
Carl's sister Chloe, a video producer, comes to town and convinces Beth and Jimmy to let Otis audition for a part in her new music video, but when they discover the role calls for a baby girl, the sight of seeing his son in a dress rehashes a painful, gender confusing memory from Jimmy's own childhood. Meanwhile, Chloe and Carl are in ""Ike and Tina"" mode from the start, battling it out on the radio and internet with Chloe revealing childhood secrets to his audience that Carl would rather have left forgotten.
Beth's parents, Monty and Ginger, come to town for a visit. While Beth's excited that her folks will get to spend time with Otis, she soon finds that they're avoiding spending time with him -- Ginger goes shopping and to dance class with Pam, while Monty tries to horn in on Jimmy's radio show.
Jimmy and Beth try to fix up Carl and Pam by going with them to a Broncos game and then dinner. However, they soon find that they've been ditched by the new couple. Meanwhile, Jimmy's grandmother babysits Otis and employs some unusual tactics.
Looking for some quiet time away from his family, Jimmy volunteers for a rooftop charity Radio-thon as a way to escape for a much-needed vacation, but when he learns that his job has kept him from hearing Otis' first word, ""Da-Da,"" he realizes how much his family means to him... so he goes to unusual lengths to raise enough money to get off the roof. Meanwhile, Beth tries to get Pam to stop flirting with guys since she's now dating Carl.
Beth and Jimmy are determined to convince a prestigious preschool, Little Harvard, to admit Otis - so Jimmy agrees to emcee a auction for the school, but he soon finds himself being the target of school mascot Auggie the Octopus's aggression. Meanwhile, Carl tries to tell Pam that he loves her.
While in flight and heading to a vacation with Carl and Pam, Jimmy and Beth are reminded of their first encounter and recollect how they first fell in love while vacationing - when they ditched the dates that they each arrived with. Meanwhile, fussy Otis drives the plane passengers crazy, as does Carl with his sinus problems.
Jimmy's younger brother Mark comes into town, but Beth is apprehensive about spending time with him since he hit on her shortly after she and Jimmy began dating. So when Beth learns that Mark's interested in their babysitter, she intervenes and discovers that Mark's not the slimeball that she always thought he was. But Beth finds that Jimmy is a bigger slimeball than she realized - particularly when she discovers her husband making out with the babysitter...
Tired of being a foursome, Jimmy and Beth try to ""break up"" with Carl and Pam, but since they are afraid of confrontation, they stage a fake fight with each other so that Carl and Pam will get the hint and let them have some alone time.
It's time for Otis's birthday party at Buffalo Buck's Kiddie Corral, but it's less than the perfect party that his parents had planned. Carl and Pam break up, so they try to one-up each other by arriving at the party with dates (hers being Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George). Kevin frets over the fact that it's his birthday too (though he winds up having the ""best birthday ever""). Jimmy drives everyone crazy trying to create the illusion of the perfect party for the videocamera, while Steve and Kelly anxiously await the time when someone will finally snap...
Pam gets fired from her job singing at a nightclub, so she decides to give up on her dream of pursuing a singing career. Beth takes it upon herself to act as Pam's manager and get her another gig, so she confronts R&B superstar Tamia at KHOR and gets her to agree to let Pam perform at her concert. But Beth feels hurt when Jimmy approaches Tamia's manager and he agrees to sign Pam. Meanwhile, Carl goes on the ""Master Cleanser Program,"" a week-long liquid fast that quickly drains his energy.