When Vito's apartment floods, the kids try to find an apartment that suits him best.
While Ronnie Anne, Bobby, Hector and Rosa close up the mercado, they discover Vito hanging outside the door. He says that he's looking for a new place to stay, since his apartment is flooded and is being worked on construction men. While feigning sadness that he'll just sleep outside, Rosa says that he, along with Big Tony and Little Sal, can stay with them. As a sign of gratitude, Vito offers to make dinner for them. After eating dinner, the Casagrandes are happy to have him as a roommate.
However, the next day, Vito is revealed to be a bit of nuisance, as he makes smoothies for his dogs at 5:00 AM, spends a couple hours in the bathroom, and sings opera loudly in his sleep. Unable to tolerate Vito's presence, Ronnie Anne and Bobby attempt to make him stay with the other members of the family. However, his chatty behavior proves to be just as annoying to the others, as he disrupts Carlos' silent tai chi session, ruins Frida's latest painting and the kids not wanting to listen to his talking. Ronnie Anne and Bobby attempt to get Vito to stay with the other tenants, like the Changs, Mr. Nakamura or Mrs. Kernicky, but they too are unable to tolerate his presence and kick him out of their rooms. The next day, Ronnie Anne and Bobby realize that Vito is back, and tell Rosa about this. When Rosa reveals that she too has become fed up with Vito staying with them, she suggests that they go to his apartment and fix his leak for him.
Entering Vito's apartment, the family discovers that it isn't damaged in any way. While looking around, Carlota spots a picture frame on the table showing a woman hanging around certain places with a note attached saying "I'll miss you!". This causes the family to come to the conclusion that Vito had a girlfriend and suffered from a bad breakup, so he's crashing with them so his place won't remind him of her. Seeing how the locations in the picture frame are familiar, the family attempts to look around for any clues about the girl's whereabouts, but when they can't find her, Carl comes up with a plan: have Lalo dress up like the girl so Vito can be happy enough to return.
After getting Lalo in disguise, the family attempts to pass this off to Vito by saying that his girlfriend came back. However, Vito says that he doesn't know who the woman is. When Ronnie Anne presents the picture frame they found in his apartment, Vito states that the woman in the pictures came with the frame and asks why they were snooping in his apartment. This causes the family to confess that they wanted to get Vito to leave, since his antics are driving them mad. This makes Vito sadly explain that the reason why he really wanted to stay with the Casagrandes was because his son had left for college, and was feeling lonely, so he thought staying with them would fill in the empty hole. He also says that his son was supposed to send him some photos (hence why he got the picture frame in the first place), but learns that he forgot to do that. Vito, after saying that he has bothered the Casagrandes enough, decides to go back to his apartment, ready to get used to living in an empty apartment. Now feeling really horrible for making him leave, Ronnie Anne comes with a new plan.
As Vito hangs out in his apartment in solitude, he hears a knock at the door. Answering it, he discovers it's the Casagrandes. When he makes the assumption that they're now going to bother him just like how he bothered them, they reveal they made him dinner and brought all of the apartment tenants with them. Ronnie Anne and Bobby apologize by saying that they had no idea what he was going through, and got him a new roommate to keep him company: a robot Sid invented named Robbie, who likes to sing opera just like him.
Smarty Pants Challenge
During the initial airing of this episode, the viewers had the chance to answer trivia questions related to the episode with the Nickelodeon Screens Up app or on Nickplay.com for a chance to see their name on screen.
This episode is available on the "The Complete First Season" DVD.
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