We now join Sam, Bill, and Neal on the softball field for their gym class. Coach "Biff" Fredricks chooses two jocks to be the captains and they begin to divide up the rest of the class for their teams. As other kids are chosen, the geeks remain standing together. Bill softly repeats "pick me" as the group gets smaller and smaller. Soon the only people yet to be picked are the geeks and Gordon Crisp (the fat guy who worked with Sam on the science project), and Alan (the geeks' tormenter with the buzz cut). They are chosen in the following order: Alan, Sam, Gordon, Neal, and finally Bill, who is still mouthing "pick me." Bill notices that some girls are watching and laughing at him. He is shattered.
Lindsay enters a classroom and says hey to Nick, who snubs her as she takes her seat. She calls out, "Hey Nick, how's it going?" He reluctantly looks around and replies, "Okay." Kim arrives and Nick greets her warmly. Kim sits in front of Lindsay and turns around in her seat to ask her whether she has been grounded. Lindsay springs her parents' invitation on her. Kim is incredulous that the Weirs wants her mother to come for dinner. Nick snarkily asks them to be quiet because class is starting. Poor Nick, he so obviously wants Lindsay's attention, yet he doesn't want to be seen wanting it. The no-neck English teacher arrives and announces that they are in a coffeehouse and they are no longer students: They're beat poets and they'll be reading aloud. Lindsay rolls her eyes and snickers. I shudder when I remember teachers who similarly tried to make learning "fun" like that.
Back in gym class, Bill and Gordon are in the outfield. Gordon is actually sitting on the grass while Bill shouts, "Hey batter, batter, batter, suh-wing, miss!" Gordon asks him to be quiet. Bill claims that he's really a shortstop. Gordon is skeptical of this claim. Bill's attention is diverted by a meeting on the mound, whereupon he wonders what they are talking about. Gordon sarcastically declares that "it must be fascinating." Bill rants about the injustice of being stuck in the outfield, since no one will ever know whether he's a good player if he never gets a chance to play. He goes on to muse that maybe he's "unbelievably good!" Gordon suggests that the jocks are scared of him. I'm not sure if he's being entirely sarcastic here.
Next we see Bill sneaking into Mr. Rosso's office and snatching a paper pinned to the bulletin board on the wall behind his desk.
Sam, Bill, and Neal are in Sam's bedroom looking at the paper Bill took, which turns out to be a list of all the teachers' home phone numbers. Bill points out Coach Biff's phone number and calls him, pretending to be Gordon's dad. Biff is sitting on his couch, in his underwear and socks, eating ice cream while the Diff'rent Strokes theme is heard in the background. Too bad that Biff is never as sage and caring as Mr. Drummond was. Bill, as Mr. Crisp, expounds on his theory of gym class injustice where the jocks get to run the game. Biff continues to eat his ice cream while listening. He apologizes and says that he "always assumed that Gordon didn't have any interest in sports." Sam and Neal look on while the ersatz Mr. Crisp instructs Biff not to "judge a book by its cover." Biff promises to rectify the situation. He hangs up and says, "Gordon Crisp?" Mission accomplished, Bill states that he has changed the geeks' lives forever. Sam whines, "Aw great, now we're actually going to have to play baseball." Neal looks disgusted at the thought. Bill says that he can't wait for tomorrow.