When the Bluth family has to go on a cross country road trip to Philly to save Uncle Oscar and Buster from some unknown fate, they make some…interesting friends.
The Gang, desperate to gloat about their new rich friends, try to ingratiate themselves with the Family by pretending to be “classy”. Michael is determined to keep George Michael and Maeby away from the Gang. GOB and Mac hit it off, throwing Dennis into a jealous tailspin.
Hearing tell of the Gang’s new “rich friends”, the McPoyles abduct George Michael and Maeby — assuming they’re worth a hefty ransom — and Michael must enlist the people he was so desperate to avoid to save them.
George Sr. and Frank, meanwhile, try to scheme to start a banana stand empire on the east coast. Maeby decides she wants to make a movie about the McPoyles and Dennis teams up with Tony Wonder, who stowed away in the stair car, to get revenge on their ‘friends’ for their infidelity. Lucille tries to mediate between a warring Dee and Lindsay, but really she’s just goading them both on and taking advantage of Frank’s crush on her to get free booze.
None of them learn anything from each other.