Brick needs a family member to show up for Grandparents and Special Friends Day at the school, so he asks his unreliable Uncle Rusty (guest star Norm Macdonald) to make an appearance. As you may have guessed, the guy's a no show. Mike lets his brother know that Brick was really counting on him, so Rusty shows up at the school to make things right. It's an endeavor goes terribly wrong.
Rusty tries to makes things up once again by taking his nephew out to lunch. Then he lets Brick take the wheel of his truck. Pretty soon the little guy is cruising down the road. Brick's nervous, but Rusty points out that the worst case scenario would be that they both die. And that's gonna happen anyway. Good point.
Mike's a little peeved when he sees his youngest son pull up in front of the house. He's tired of his brother's flakiness. Rusty tells his nephew that just because he doesn't show up for things, it doesn't mean he doesn't care for him. Same goes for Mike. And sometimes Rusty does show up for things. He's standing in the back of theater applauding as Frankie and Sue take their bows in the merry old Land of Oz.