In one episode after breaking up with Winnie, Kevin comes home to see his dad working in the garage. After trying to say he doesn't want to talk about it, the scene ends with Kevin crying while his dad just hugs him.
"A Very Cutlip Christmas" has the usually tight-fisted and mean-spirited Coach Cutlip playing jolly old Santa Claus at the mall. That alone is worth a mention.
Also when Kevin accidentally lets the secret slip, his schoolmates find it hysterical and go to the mall to heckle Cutlip. But when they see how warm and friendly he is as Santa, they can't bring themselves to do it.