Barry has recently given up the L.A. life style and embarked on a journey to Branson Missouri to reinvent himself as the star of his own one man show. Barry thinks this is going to be a piece of cake because of his celebrity but discovers that he's a bit out of place in this close knit town.
In hopes to continue his show's momentum, Barry tries to find different ways to gain publicity. The Haygoods mention their annual fundraiser, which Barry insists he help perform in. The Haygoods are weary to include him, but they do anyway. Pat and Tim also inform Barry of another form of publicity, performing at timeshare mixers. Barry decides to try out the mixer, only to be utterly disappointed at the dismal audience turnout. Meanwhile, the Haygoods prepare for the biggest show of the summer, but Barry is nowhere to be found. Late Barry makes a dramatic entrance to the Haygood fundraiser.
Barry's son comes to visit and Barry wants to make sure it's a magical father-son bonding experience for him. He discovers that's not quite as easy he thought. Barry's mind is always on improving his show and even though his son is visiting Barry decides to hold an open audition for his show. After seeing animal acts run amuck, a man singing through a bike pump, and a break dancing grandma, Barry chooses two singers and one hula dancer to join his show. Meanwhile Catherine, Michael and Dominic rally to show Barry's son a good time in typical Haygoods fashion. In the end, Barry's show finds promising new life and Brandon leaves with a smile on his face.
In his quest to learn to do business in Branson, Barry plans a golf day with an important investor who could save him from financial disaster. The Haygoods push him to bring them along, but Barry insists he doesn't need their help. In the middle of a cordial round of golf, the Haygoods show up the only way they know how, country style. They turn it into a red neck party while Barry tries to distract the investor from the chaos. Apart from the boys, Catherine is upset because she feels the need to choose between the show and her marriage. She leans on Barry for his patriarchal advice. In the end, the investor is genuinely entertained by the Haygoods and makes a deal with Barry. All's well that ends well.
It's Barry's birthday and the Haygoods have come up with the ultimate surprise party. Tim and Catherine distract Barry and enter him into a trout fishing tournament while Matt, Dom, Jeremy, and Pat secretly plan a surprise birthday party for Barry complete with live animals. Can the family keep Barry distracted long enough to get the party planned?
Maureen McCormick visits Barry in Branson. Barry gives Maureen a taste of his new lifestyle and introduces all of Branson to her. He takes her out to all his favorite places including the lake where he ends up cliff diving with the Haygoods. Barry is worried what Maureen will think of his show though. His nerves are sky high and Barry is worried one of his oldest friends won't like what he has spent months working on. Will Barry's show pass the seal of approval from Maureen McCormick?