When Hank finds out that Bobby has been skipping P.E. for a new program where students play video games created by Arlen Community College students instead of exercising, he puts Bobby back into a physical track and investigates the video game program. There, a community college 'student-teacher' and his friend ask Hank about the Strickland Propane cap that he happens to be wearing. The teens later show up at Strickland Propane and speak to him again, but he sends them away. Later, Hank begins training Bobby at home for the Presidential Fitness Test. Joseph arrives, asking Bobby for help with his homework for the video game class; when Joseph tells Hank that the game in question is about propane, Hank watches and finds out that the game features a propane dealership based on Strickland Propane, and that the main character bears a striking resemblance to Hank himself.
When Buck Strickland learns about the game, Hank is told to play it to prove its similarities for copyright infringement lawsuits. He soon becomes obsessed with the game when he finds out that he can also stop crimes instead of committing them, and that the gameplay allows his character to be 'promoted'. Buck finds out that the game is actually in the public domain and that no legal action can be taken, and tells Hank to stop playing; Hank, however, finds himself unable to do so. While Hank becomes further immersed in the game, Bobby, with Joseph's encouragement, actually starts becoming better at exercise. When he demonstrates his newfound ability to execute a pushup to his parents, only Peggy notices that Hank is paying attention to the game rather than to Bobby, and implores him to stop playing. This works until Hank hears that it can be played online, and he falls back into his video game addiction. Peggy again tries to stop Hank, this time by going to the two students who created the game to get them to help her. They assign her an invincible character, and she self-destructs it, simultaneously taking Hank's character out and ending the game permanently. Hank thanks Peggy, and together they later watch Bobby attempt the Presidential Fitness Test. Bobby manages to do one pull-up, but Coach Kleehammer tells him that he needs two more to pass, which Bobby fails to do. Hank, however, tells him that even though he failed, he still did better than other kids who couldn't even do one single pull-up, and Bobby agrees to start training for next year.