Mandy arranges a holiday surprise for the family's housekeeper; Vanessa gives Boyd an elf doll and tells him it's magical.
After giving his great-grandson Boyd a spanking, Bud is surprised that Mike agrees with Kristen and Ryan about not using that style of discipline as a last resort.
On Thanksgiving, Mike's dad (Robert Forster) announces plans to open a recreational marijuana store; Mike worries what message his dad's business venture will send to the family.
Vanessa feels guilty after encouraging Mandy to end things with Kyle, so she decides to try to make things right.
When Eve's neighbor beats her to starting her annual snow shoveling business, Mike gives her a lesson on capitalism and the free market.
Mike talks about American holiday traditions, and the men and women in the Armed Forces who make our celebrations possible.
The Baxter family has a good discussion about one of the trickier aspects of parenting -- discipline.
Mike Baxter discusses ham radio, the FCC and the freedom to say what you want over the airwaves...or the lack thereof.
Why can't every day be Thanksgiving?
Mike Baxter discusses the risks and rewards of finding your purpose in life. Spoiler alert: it's super important.
Mike Baxter believes the prizes should go to the people who have earned them -- and that trying to make it fair actually makes it unfair.
Mike is sure they're different.
It's too much for Boyd -- and Ryan.
A shout out to our first responders.
Guest star Jonathan Taylor Thomas reprises his role as Kristin's boss -- hosting the Baxters at his restaurant and denying Mandy booze.