"The S-Word" is the eleventh episode of the second season it aired on January 21, 2008.
The show begins with a news report of a third grade teacher being suspended without pay for calling Riley the "N word" (N***a). Mr. Petto (Fred Willard) then says on the news there is a difference between n***a and n***er. Robert wants to sue him for restitution. However, Huey believes they should not take legal action because of the selfish reasons motivating it. Despite Huey's warning, Granddad decides to sue.
- This episode is based on a real event that happened in a Louisville, Kentucky high school in 2006. The news report that opens the episode is nearly word-for-word of a [WHAS news story] covering the event.