The commercials for this break are too lame. I have nothing witty to say about them.
Simon walks into Mary's room and tells her he's sorry for what he did. She ascertains that he doesn't know what exactly he did. She reminds him that he called her "big butt." He says he was kidding. She says that he's not a kid anymore so she takes his comments more seriously. "I'm not a kid?" he pants, getting all happy. Then he apologizes. It's bad enough that this segment is not entertaining. It crosses the line into irritation, however, when Simon looks at Mary's butt and snickers as he leaves the room. Is he amused because her butt is not at all big? Even that explanation unnerves me.
In the kitchen, Ruthie forgives Lucy and then tells her that Annie's been calling other parents all morning long.
Winner of the award for Most Pathetic Scene in the Whole Episode: Shana calls Matt and tells him she was planning to fly, drive, or take the train back to Glenoak to apologize to Matt in person. She took him and their relationship for granted. She's been too busy to see that he's stuck in Glenoak, missing her. Okay, great. Matt accepts her apology. There's a knock at his door. Matt has to go. Shana tells him she loves him, but he's already pulling his licy head away from the phone and saying he'll talk to her later. He hangs up, leaving her pouty. He watches the door open with a big goofy smile on his face. It's some chick. She asks if that was Shana on the phone and if Matt thanked Shana for letting her hang with Matt. I don't know who this chick is. Matt tells her in English and in sign language that he'll tell Shana next time. They "get going."
The school day hasn't yet begun at the junior high. Squinty and Pals meet Simon and Bobby at the bike rack, ready to fight. Simon and Squinty remove their jackets and put up their fists. Simon is all suave like James Bond as he suddenly puts his fists down. "What -- are you chickenin' out?" Squinty wants to know. No, Simon was thinking there was a better way to settle this. Squinty wins the award for Best Line in the Show when he says, "What's better than fighting?" What, indeed? Simon suggests a video-game duel between Bobby and Bully. If Bobby wins, What's-His-Name has to leave him alone and quit calling him Spazz. Of course Bobby starts kicking booty on the Game Boy because all he ever does is stay home and play video games. He's not like those satanic-influence-free Camden kids, who spend their days learning to avoid violence through saucy words. I think we can all see the lesson here, can't we? Practice, practice, practice! Practice those video games! Next time I get into it with a bully, you know I'm whippin' out Diablo and kickin' it Rogue-style.