Brent accepts the offer of a haircut from Karen who discovers that Emma is territorial about Brent. Hank promises to stain Lacey's deck but doesn't, forcing Lacey to get Wanda to act as judge. Davis is after Oscar to replace his car's loud muffler.
When a radio DJ starts impersonating Brent on his show, Brent tries to prove to the people of Dog River, especially Oscar, that it's not him. Lacey's upset when her new delivery service proves more popular than she'd like. Davis and Karen find out that their work-to-rule campaign is a lot more work than they thought.
Hank installs a new digital thermostat for Oscar and Emma, only to be drawn into their battle over the perfect temperature for the room. Karen makes Lacey regret disobeying a local yield sign. And when Davis puts up a security height sticker by the door of Corner Gas, Brent makes it his mission to figure out how tall Wanda is.
Brent and Lacey mentor a couple of high-school students in a job shadow program only to prove they are less than inspirational leaders. Hank gets a fondue pot and inadvertently upsets Davis, an avid fondue enthusiast. Emma, unnerved by a friend's recent divorce, decides to be nicer to Oscar with unexpected consequences for Wanda.
Hank and Brent's plan to tear down a local barn is complicated when Oscar insists on getting involved. Davis, determined to become the Howler's "Newsmaker of the Year" hires Wanda to take photos of him on the job. Lacey is frustrated at Emma for having to continually re-manicure her nails.
In an effort to raise money for charity, Karen locks Davis in the jail cell and won't let him out until she has raised a thousand dollars, a challenge made difficult when Hank insists on keeping Davis company. Brent resists Lacey's attempt to spruce up Corner Gas. Wanda won't let a lack of know-how interfere with her attempt to fix Oscar and Emma's toilet.
Following a traumatic experience, Hank decides to live out his life-long dream of becoming a rodeo clown. Karen dreads giving a speech for the local police association on the subject of eyewitness testimony, and Wanda's help isn't helping. Oscar gives up on being Emma's bridge partner, leaving an unsuspecting Lacey to take his place.
Brent regrets convincing Hank to start a blog when he realizes that he's going to have to read it. When Lacey gets bummed out over a friend's recent success, the food at the Ruby goes downhill. Emma invites her to a BBQ but Lacey becomes too competitive with Oscar at horseshoes. Wanda helps Davis with his taxes with expensive results.
When the police department gets a new global positioning unit, Brent realizes that Corner Gas may not be within Dog River. Soon, Brent's the outsider and Lacey is relishing her new insider status. Hank's new job as the garbage man has Oscar and Emma feeling their privacy is invaded. Karen tries to teach Davis how to pull off a proper practical joke.
Wanda's competitive nature comes out when she and Davis both sign up for piano lessons with Emma. Brent and Oscar do battle over a new air pump at Corner Gas. When Lacey breaks her arm, Hank tries to help her through the recovery process. Everyone in town seems eager to sign Lacey's cast except Karen.
When Emma starts using Brent's old bedroom as a sewing area, she gives his old toys to Hank, causing Brent to feel sentimental. Oscar starts selling cookies door-to-door to make extra cash and has an eager assistant in Karen. Davis frustrates Lacey by trying to order off the kid's menu and Wanda gets folksy with the Corner Gas customers.
After Brent forgets to buy a Mother's Day present for Emma but Hank does, he finds himself competing with Hank. Emma's anger allows Oscar to get away with nearly everything. Lacey and Davis see who can embarrass the other more by bringing up each other's inabilities. Karen and Wanda buy a hutch and have problems putting it together.
When Oscar has to find a way to pay for Emma's damaged bushes, he becomes a census taker. The only problem is he's partnered with Hank, who would prefer to work alone. Wanda attempts to get Brent to sell energy bars and Lacey believes that Davis and Karen are secretly dating.
When Davis gets a table hockey game for the Police station, Brent and Karen show down to see who is the ultimate champion. Hank, in seeing how Brent is preparing for the series decides that maybe Karen is a better role model to follow. Lacey, thinking Emma is quite deserving of the award, decides to nominate her as a Distinguished Woman.
When Karen thinks that she and Lacey are past the point of asking to borrow things, it becomes open season on each other's possessions. Oscar, Emma and Wanda are aghast that Brent has never seen a horror movie and set out to scare him into manhood. Hank starts wearing cargo pants that can hold everything anyone could ever need.
When Wanda accidentally breaks Emma's famous potato bowl, the pressure is on for her to amend the situation. Hank tries to become a better story teller by making fun of Brent and Lacey. Oscar, Karen and Davis start their own fraternity club.
Brent decides to try different alternatives to glasses after he breaks them, something Wanda doesn't believe he's man enough to do. Hank's conversations with Emma produce a wealth of slogans which he pitches to Lacey, Davis and Karen.
Brent and Oscar have to take Davis on an annual camping trip Emma forces them to do, which complicates what they actually do each year. Hank has a once-in-a-lifetime good hair day and does his best to hold on to it. In an effort to prove to each other how difficult their jobs are, Lacey and Wanda decide to switch.
With the mayoral election approaching, Fitzy wants the citizens of Dog River to come up with ways to bring more tourism to town. Surprisingly, Hank has the best idea of all, but it soon changes everyone's lives, some for the better, and others for the worse. Or does it?