While on a camping trip, Brendon and a female classmate, Loni, start becoming an item, but Melissa and Jason can't stand the newest member of their movie troupe. Meanwhile, a foreign student plays a nasty prank on McGuirk.
Duane wants to produce a rock opera based on Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" but runs into some stiff opposition from Brendon and his own project, a fictional meeting between Louis Braille and Louis Pasteur.
Brendon's baby sister Josie has a habit of shoving marbles into her nostrils, so he produces an educational film about this for extra credit in class. Coach McGuirk also turns to Erik for advice about buying a new house.
Brendon runs for school president, but trouble starts when Shannon endorses his candidacy. When Shannon uses his prediction of Brendon's win to join the inner circle, Brendon must decide how to handle things.
Brendon's class is sent out to collect money for a walkathon to benefit the homeless. Meanwhile, Coach McGuirk asks Brendon along to the morgue to identify McGuirk's dead uncle and pick up his inheritance. Along the way, they manage to spend all of the money Brendon collected for the walkathon.
Brendon, Melissa, and Jason decide to go on hiatus after an unfortunate movie in which they battle with jazz. In the mean time, Brendon gets a crush while at Duane's, and Coach McGuirk and Mr. Lynch decide to travel south of the border together to save money, and Lynch tries to teach McGuirk Spanish.
Brendan, suffering from writer's block, becomes increasingly anxious as the school Writer's Fair nears. Meanwhile, his mother works on her own work - a romance novel - and Coach McGuirk, suffering from insomnia, checks himself into a sleep center as a study subject.
Brendon and Jason are putting on weight at an alarming rate. So in order to break the "fat enabling" cycle they decide never to see each other again. Coach McGuirk tries out his own theory called the "fat father syndrome."
Mr. Lynch sends all the kids plus Coach McGuirk to sensitivity training on a Saturday, where they learn the value of really bad improv games. Paula secretly enters one of Brendon's home movies in a video contest.
Brendon, Jason and Melissa are performing the musical King Arthur Meets Robin Hood at a medieval fair organized by Mr. Lynch. A sci-fi convention is going on next door to the fair, and there's a lot of tension between the two groups
Brendon is forced to take up golf after his father pressures him into playing a father-son round with an important client, only to discover that he's terrible. Brendon also has trouble convincing Jason and Melissa to make their latest film backwards.
McGuirk tries to convince Paula to pose as his fiancée while his sister is visiting. Meanwhile, the kids are trying to decide whether they want to make a mockumentary about making a movie or a mock-making-of a mockumentary movie or just a movie.
Brendon, Jason and Melissa get in BIG trouble at school and are forced to attend a "scared straight" program at the local prison. Paula stumbles across a huge pile of the kids' old movies and discovers an odd motif that runs through every film
Melissa breaks her arm. Then Jason breaks his arm, which is very suspicious. This may affect the current film in production, but Brendon is also worried that he's dumb or, at the very least, that Melissa is smarter than him.
The kids decide to run away to Europe and become ex-patriot artists. McGuirk's car breaks down and he has no money to fix it. He asks Tom Wilsonberg, the author of Corporate Kids, for financial advice. Tom takes McGuirk gambling.
The kids are preparing for Halloween, Linda (Brendon's new stepmother) is preparing to have a baby and Coach McGuirk is preparing to have the romantic night of his life. Despite all this, no one is prepared when things start to go wrong.
Brendon, Jason and Melissa attend Camp Campingston Falls for the summer, home to stifling heat and crappy music counselors. Meanwhile, McGuirk's camping trip with The Crywalkers, a sensitive men's group, turns out to be not entirely about the free food.
Brendon begins writing reviews for a movie Web site called movie-weiner-or- winner.com and begins offering his opinion about everything. Meanwhile, Coach McGuirk wreaks havoc at school because he's finally got a friend "on the inside."
Brendon gets in trouble for making a movie about a foul-mouthed robot, and Paula gets out the curse jar. Meanwhile, Melissa gets jealous when her dad, Erik, wants to date a woman from his journal writing class.
Cheating-- McGuirk's got to pass his driving exam. Fat chance. He coerces Melissa into helping him; and Brendon, in addition to being blackmailed by classmates to steal the answers to the test, has to deal with Jason's crush on the new girl Penny, who's just a big of an oddball as Jason. Life sucks when you're eight sometimes.
Brendon's lucky goal ruins the record of the other team's uptight star goalie, Cho, who then moves in for revenge. Cho's team's choice of game music brings back some long-repressed memories for McGuirk.
Laid up with a leg injury, Brendon spies on his new neighbor, Raymond Burley, who quite possibly may be involved in some potentially suspicious behavior. Coach McGuirk finds a life-changing pamphlet that leads him to bartending school.
Brendon, Jason and Melissa are assigned a family tree project in school. Meanwhile, when Coach McGuirk's discount laser eye surgery somehow goes wrong, he becomes an occasionally blind possible prophet.
After the Brendon, Jason and Melissa's latest movie is berated in a focus group, the kids begin wondering when they lost their passion for filmmaking. They return to their roots and and try to inspire themselves by watching the first film they ever made, only to find that they never created an ending. As Jason and Melissa set out to produce a conclusion, Brendon finds his creativity diluted and wonders whether he should stop looking at life through a camera lens. Meanwhile, Paula asks McGuirk to set up her new backyard grill. Jason becomes disillusioned with what the group has become, Melissa grasps for femininity, and Brendon reflects on the purpose of his movies.