Foreign exchange student Jen arrives for her six-month stay with the Baxters. Vanessa is thrilled, but Mike struggles to find anything in common with Jen.
Both Mike and Jen have difficulty connecting, so instead, they are each overly polite. Even when Jen sits in his chair at the kitchen table and destroys his newspaper, Mike still plays nice.
Eve and Mike invite Jen to watch the Broncos game with them. However, itis an epic fail because Jen knows nothing about the game and asks too many questions.
At Vanessa's urging, Mike takes Jen to Outdoor Man, where she ends up bonding with Kristin. Mike's frustration grows until he talks with Mandy.
His middle daughter reminds him they have nothing in common but still like spending time together. Mike begins to realize being polite is getting him nowhere; he needs to be honest.
Mike tells Jen they need to stop being polite and start speaking their minds. The two discover their brutal honesty bonds them. They develop a mutual understanding of the Baxter way of life.
When Chuck learns from Kyle that Ed is waiting on ancestry results, he creates a fake DNA report for his boss that says Ed is part black.
Ed runs with the news and turns to Chuck to teach him all about the black culture. Chuck finally confesses when Ed asks him to explain Arsenio Hall.
Kyle and Chuck are shocked to discover, Ed new report Chuck gave him was fake. He turned the tables on the guys as payback.