In the pilot episode,The Clayton's consider buying a house to move out of their dinky little apartment.
Meanwhile,Danny's best friend Jane is staying over (a lot),because as it is soon revealed,her mother is sleeping around.
Alice applies for a job as a legal secretary,then is fired from her head cashier's position when her boss learns of the interview.
Meanwhile,Danny brings home Matthew,her first boyfriend (who is 14,two years older than her),and then is crushed when her school mates spread lewd accusations about her and Matthew.
Alice and Burt are divided over whether to let 12-year-old Danny go to the movies alone with Matthew.
Meanwhile, everyone's plans are stalled when the family car is stolen while Alice is at the an ATM.
Frustrated by her jerk of a teenage boss at her temporary job, Alice starts smoking again -- and catches Danny in the mall washroom with a pack of cigarettes; Burt tries to resist Vicki's amorous advances.
Before moving into their new home, the Claytons trash their apartment to get back at their landlord.But unforunately the new house isn't ready and their stuck in their old apartment,while the heat is on full blast and the water's cut off.