Ken has dragged Lindsay down to the bowling alley -- er, that is, the discotheque. He's convinced she can talk Nick out of throwing his life away on disco. Lindsay says Nick should be allowed to lead his own life but Ken is adamant. They find Nick and Ken starts saying that Lindsay has something to tell him. Sara looks nervous. This is all cut short, though, by the DJ, who recognizes Ken as his "little opinionated rock and roller friend."
The geeks, plus Daniel, are starting their Dungeons and Dragons game. Daniel seems to think the others are smarter than he is, and he's super-sensitive about it. Harris is the Dungeon Master. The guys tease Harris about being sneaky, and he replies, "Oh, I'm sorry. Perhaps I should let you encounter kittens and grandmas so as not to upset you." Sam tells Daniel to roll the dice to determine the traits his D&D character will possess. Ooh, the suspense is killing me too!
At the discotheque, Joel Hodgson is berating Ken, pointing him out as one of the guys who comes in to yell, "Disco sucks!" He asks, "What's the matter, cat got your bong?" Damn, that almost makes me wish all my friends hadn't quit smoking up just so I could use that line myself. Joel is particularly self-righteous as he shouts to Ken, "Is that how you learned to communicate -- running in here, yelling stuff? Is that what your precious rock teaches you, friend?" Ken replies, "No, man, it teaches me that...disco sucks!" Joel tries to argue that even the Rolling Stones know that disco is here to stay, citing their song "Miss You" as an example. It's easy for us to laugh at delusional people still clinging to a fad well past its prime, since we're looking back at it from a safe distance of twenty years, but this bowling alley/disco is so pathetic that even through a haze of Miller, Ken understands. He says, "This place is empty, man! Disco is dead. Give it up. Why don't you go back to selling shirts at the mall, there, buddy?" Did I mention how much I'm going to miss Ken? A bouncer comes up to escort Ken out of the building as Joel shouts, "Disco is alive -- it's alive, I tell you! I know it, and you know it, and Miss Gloria Gaynor knows it too!" We get to hear a few bars of that karaoke classic, "I Will Survive," while Joel performs a little interpretive dance to it. As Ken is being led away he wants to know, "Where the hell is Daniel when you need him?"