At the junior high, some squinty-eyed bully is screwing with Bobby C and calling him Spazz Man and everything. Simon sees this and hilariously hears the voice of Obi Wan Camden saying, "All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Oh, man, it cracks me up. Simon walks up and stands between Squinty and Bobby. Squinty tells Simon that this ain't any of his business. Simon corrects his grammar and informs the bully that he's making it his business. The onlookers laugh. The principal shows up and tells everyone to get to class. Squinty gives Simon the look of I Will Kick Your Ass Later and gets to class. Bobby, with his modified mullet, thanks Simon for standing up for him. Simon's just sorry he didn't do it sooner.
Matt barges into RevCam's office and yaks about Shana for a while. He's not happy with the long-distance thing. Then he runs out. Who cares?
Annie shows up at Ruthie's classroom. The kids are at recess and Ms. Riddle is alone. Annie tells the version of the story that she heard: Ms. Riddle asked who the first US president was, Ruthie said Jefferson, and Mean Bitch called her stupid. "That's not what I said," says the teacher, laughing. Annie is relieved. "I told Ruthie that her answer was stupid," continues Mean Bitch. D'oh! She says there's a difference. Annie says that for an eight-year-old child, it's hard to tell the difference. Ms. Riddle gets ready to shove her foot farther into her mouth. "I think I know where this is coming from. Everyone wants to believe their [sic] child is perfect. But the truth is, the apple usually doesn't fall far from the tree." Annie asks if the teacher just called her stupid. She asks it in a surprised, pitiful way, though. On the one hand, I want to tell y'all what I would have said in her place. I would have said, "Did you just call me stupid?" See, it's the same thing Annie said, but I'd raise my eyebrow and use my bitch-don't-be-trippin' voice. On the other hand, I can't say for sure that I would react that way, because if my kid's teacher had the nerve to speak to me that way, it's possible that I'd be shocked into silence. Ms. R starts to demur but Annie interrupts, telling her that nothing justifies calling a child stupid. Ms. Riddle says that they each have their own opinion. Annie says, "Yes, but yours is wrong!" Ms. R gets up and thinks she's gonna have to ask Annie to leave now. Annie gets up in her turn and says she's not going anywhere. Bitchy Teacher threatens to call the principal. Annie tells her to go ahead and make her day. Whatever. Cut the catch phrases and kick her ass, Annie! The teacher pouts and the scene ends. Gee, thanks for that resolution, guys.