On the morning of their 10th anniversary, Jimmy comes across Donna's old list of things she was looking for in a man and realizes that it describes someone who is the complete opposite of himself. This sparks their annual "vows fight" in which Donna reminds Jimmy how disappointed she was when he didn't write his own vows for their wedding. Jimmy swears it was only because he was embarrassed to cry in front of all their friends and family, and finally proves it to her by showing her the vows he wrote which are still in the pocket of his tuxedo. Meanwhile, Mitzi supervises Bonnie and Wendy in their annual anniversary breakfast-in-bed disaster cooking adventure.
Wendy gets a standard poodle from the pound that only responds to commands in Arabic. Jimmy becomes the contractor for Alex Trebek's new house and finds his new client calling him constantly regarding silly details about the house. Bonnie and Gene both tell Jimmy that he is being boring when he plans a quiet evening at home with Donna, eating popcorn and watching Dan Rather. Luckily, Donna has other plans that involve a black teddy and 53 candles. Gene uses his car salesmanship to approach a pretty girl in a restaurant, and finally gets the nerve to ask her out after she writes a bad check for a Jaguar just to get his attention.
Jimmy is still tormented by Alex Trebek's ridiculous requests in the building of his house. Jimmy and Donna keep getting walked in on during intimate moments. Donna is visited by a woman who used to live in her house who ends up psychoanalyzing Jimmy and Donna. Gene goes out on his first date with Terry and finds out that she has a boyfriend.
Jimmy tries to get everyone together for a family dinner, but between Gene's crisis with Terry who has left her boyfriend, Bonnie getting her tongue pierced, Wendy lamenting how veal calves are raised, and Mitzi getting arrested, it seems like something is always interrupting them.
top#5 The Happy Wanderer: Aired Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Bonnie decides to break up with Mitchell (Marco Gould) after developing a crush on the hunky guy who delivers their water; Gene continues to stalk Terry. Mike: David Boyd. Terry: Kathleen McClellan.