It's dinnertime at the Wattersons' house and Granny Jojo is visiting unexpectedly as she walks inside to the dinner table and eats Darwin's food while complaining about Louie's sister doing the exact same thing. With Nicole annoyed at her presence, she asks about Richard, which the kids explain that he's suddenly grown attached to the refrigerator, but Nicole wants him to get rid of it because it's broken. Overhearing this, Richard asserts that they are not getting rid of it because it's got too many good memories, reminiscing his childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood with it. Nicole and Granny Jojo begin to argue about this, with the latter wanting to get it repaired, as she still has warranty, while the former wants it gone because it's old, smells, and leaked everywhere. Reluctant, Richard agrees to get rid of it on one condition: Nicole and Jojo would try to get along.
The next morning, Nicole is driving Jojo to where she bought the fridge in hopes of getting a refund and they begin fighting over control of the car windows until Nicole settles on leaving them open for Jojo because her breath smells. Meanwhile, Richard is packing up the fridge while still being sad about having to part with it. The kids suggest they up-cycle the fridge, like they did with their toilet seat as their satellite dish, and an old car battery as their mailbox. Taking the suggestion, they drive off to find somewhere to give the fridge a new purpose. They try to release it into the forest, but the Doughnut Sheriff demands that they get rid of it at Mr. Small's request (in which then he accidentally wrecks the tree the latter was trying to protect). After being turned down by every casting agent in town, the family try to give the fridge away to the circus as a new attraction, but it turns out they already have one.
At the parking garage, Nicole and Granny Jojo meet up with the Van Shopkeeper to repair the fridge, much to Nicole's dismay that the family keeps buying things from him as he's surprised that the fridge is still running. Meanwhile, at the Reuse & Recycling Center, the guru reassures Richard that nothing will happen to the fridge, and will take good care of it until they find it a new home. Once he goes back inside the building to say one last goodbye to it, Richard discovers to his horror that the center is actually a blood sports facility that pits machines against each other and steals back the fridge. Being chased down by the employers, the kids hastily insist they give them the fridge, but Richard stiil refuses, eventually losing them when they get distracted by a fan Betty is throwing away. Back at home, Richard puts the fridge back in the kitchen and asserts that it's staying, before an employee from the center pops out. He realizes the others are not there and leaves the house calling a cab to pick him up. As soon as he leaves, the fridge goes nuts and starts throwing Gumball, Darwin, Anais, and Richard around the kitchen. Back at the parking garage, Nicole and Granny Jojo are still trying to get a refund on the fridge. However, after reading the warrant, they learn that it is actually a dimensional storage for emotions, and realize that Richard is in grave danger.
Granny Jojo and Nicole drive home with the latter hoping that Richard and the kids gotten rid of it. Once they arrive, they see that the fridge had made the ground icy and caused a blizzard. They go inside the house and learn from the kids that the fridge has swallowed Richard. Nicole and Granny Jojo tie sausage links around their waists and go inside the fridge to find Richard together. As they go through the fridge's frozen wasteland, they come across an icy passage and find Richard freezing and happily watching his memories on the crystals, refusing to leave in fear of losing the memories. They convince Richard that he doesn't need the fridge to do so, and he'll still remember everything without it, much to their own surprise that they're actually agreeing on something. Seeing how they both are serious to working together, Richard finally agrees and breaks free from the ice freezing over himself and leaves the fridge after nearly falling into the abyss.
The family finally trades in the fridge to the Van Shopkeeper for a new one, in which he apologizes to Richard for having found it so traumatic, mistaking his defrosted clothes as his own body fluids. Nicole and Jojo then ask him if the new fridge is normal and won't trap him inside his happy place like the last one did. He reassures them and the three drive away with the new fridge in content, but then the Van Shopkeeper suddenly remembers something about the fridge, but they are already gone before he can warn them.