After Jill explicitly tells Tim not to touch the dishwasher, he breaks it in an attempt to make it more powerful; more of a "man's" dishwasher. Jill has a job interview, but she doesn't get it and when Tim tries to comfort her, he only makes matters worse. After talking to Wilson, Tim tries again and succeeds.
After breaking Tim's torque wrench that has been in the family for twenty years, Mark fears that he will be traded in after Brad and Randy make up a story about "Peter", their former brother that was traded in after he broke one of Tim's flashlights.
When she can't find a babysitter, Jill has a magician named Sir Larry Houdini watch the kids while she and Tim go on their romantic dinner. However, Tim is too distracted by a football game to pay attention to her. Meanwhile, the kids lock the magician in a trunk as part of a magic trick...with unexpected results.
Tim puts up a satellite, but at the same time Jill is visited by another man who is helping her with her resume. Tim becomes anxious, and keeps checking up on them while they work. But the man has something to admit after Tim leaves the room.
Jill drives with her oil light on, and Tim feels she doesn't respect the car. He then shares his problem on Tool Time, and two other guys from the audience share their wives' antics, but as usual Tim takes it too far.
The K&B Construction guys are invited on Tool Time to show how to make hot gourmet meals while on the job site. They use the tools of their trade to make meals anyone would be proud of. At home, Jill is fed up with Brad and Randy excluding Mark from their games so she has a talk with them. Brad and Randy tell Mark that they, along with Tim and Jill, are aliens from outer space. But Mark gets his own back when Tim and Jill dress up as aliens and scare Brad and Randy.
Tim gets Jill a lifetime membership to a health care club, until she says she will never exercise again. Brad and Randy spend all of their money on a baseball card, so they make Mark give them a "brother tax" to get Jill a present.
It's Valentines weekend, and Tim makes plans to go with Jill to a romantic getaway. Then on Tool Time, camping equipment is showed off, and Tim says he wishes he could go camping with his family. Mr. Binford then forces Tim to camp that weekend, and Jill isn't very pleased.
Tim receives a chain letter in the mail, and eventually finds out that Al sent it to him. Tim throws the letter away, and bad luck follows him throughout the whole episode. Randy wrecks his new bike after being dared to do a trick.
Jill places her pottery maker in the garage, and Tim doesn't appreciate it. He then accidentally breaks her first creation, which gets Jill very mad. At the same time Al tells Tim how easy it must be to be the host, so Tim lets Al try it, and it isn't as easy as he expected.