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.