Pam Staggs is going on the Wheel! Pam Staggs, by the way, is a girl Frankie knows from high school. And the "Wheel" is code for Wheel of Fortune. Frankie has always been envious of Pam. She was a cheerleader and her family had Pong before anyone else. There's no way Frankie wants to miss seeing her on the Wheel. If she could only get Mr. Ehlert to wrap up his story so she can get home before Vanna reveals her first letter.
As for the Heck kids, Brick is obsessed with a catalog that allows you to get Chicago food delivered direct from the Windy City. Axl has been working his hat all summer to have its look atop his head arrive at the optimum level of awesomeness. And Sue has been monopolizing her mom's shower forcing Frankie to lather up over the kitchen sink.
Frankie makes it home in time to see her show. She's very hungry, so she starts inhaling the last remnants of a bag of chips that was tucked under a throw pillow. Sue informs her mom that the chip bag served as a repository for a certain grooming activity performed by her number one son. She screams, "You just ate Axl's toenails!"
The Heck house is typically in a state of disarray. It's been a constant source of frustration for Frankie. But the toenail incident has propelled things to a new level of grossness. The fact that Pam Staggs just won a million bucks on the Wheel adds fuel to Frankie's major meltdown. She packs a few things in a plastic bag and heads out the door. Before she leaves, Frankie promises that major changes are on the way.
Frankie ends up going to see her mom, Pat (guest star Marsha Mason), for a little TLC. There's no place like home when you're feeling low. Frankie vents about the fact that pretty Pam Staggs will soon be driving around in a new Ford Fiesta while she continues to belly-up to the toenail buffet.