Bobby takes a mo' before leaving for school, by the way, to steal his mom's stash. You know, as you do.
School. Wayne is hanging with Warren and his cronies under the bleachers because that's where the smokers always are on TV. Bobby trudges up with his briefcase and informs them all that he's got pot and he's willing to share. But not that authoritatively, unfortunately. Warren makes a "shit, now he's cooler than me" face, but if Bobby were really cool, he'd start selling the pot. That way, he'd make friends and money. Wayne agrees to light up later. "Hey, Wheezer, nice going" Wayne calls after him. Bobby smiles. Clearly, Warren is peeved.
Inside the school, Jack is trying to make up with Courtney, who needs to invest in a more supportive bra. She tells him that Bobby was the only reason she was talking to Jack, because someone that nice to his bro couldn't be all bad. Er, Courtney? Jack wasn't that nice to him to begin with, and he's certainly gone out of his way to be REALLY nice to you. So I think you have things a little confused. And if you're worried that he just wants to get in your pants? Take a good look at the kid and take them off! Jack says that he's trying to help Bobby, but that it's hard. Courtney sniffs that she's pretty sure Jack just doesn't want to take the time. Jack insists that he couldn't help Bobby if he wanted to -- not with their mom around. "Maybe that's just what you tell yourself," Courtney snaps, and stomps off again. Every scene in this show featuring Courtney ends with Courtney stomping away.
Bobby is working on some delightful equation in math class when he gets the word from on high ["as it were" -- Wing Chun] that the principal wants to see him. As we used to say in elementary school: "Oooooooh, buuuuuusted."
In THE FUTURE, Paymer talks about how the major problem he ran into during McCallister's campaign was "the lie." See, six months out, the president told this story about his Chilean professor dad who went back to his country and was executed there for his political beliefs. The press didn't believe it. "I should have been more of a hard-ass," Paymer says regretfully, "but the thing is, I believed him."
Cut to the principal's office, 2004. Jack and Bobby sit there and look downtrodden. Grace comes whirling in, all aflutter because she had to put on a video for her class and they're not even at the point in the semester where a video is appropriate and yada yada yada, it's all about her, of course, so shut up, Grace. The principal finally manages to tell her that they found marijuana in Bobby's locker, and Grace -- who I really think needs the pot to self-medicate her maniac swings -- starts riffing on how this is clearly an invasion of Bobby's civil rights and my GOD, woman, cut down on the caffeine and take a nap. The principal finally gets a word in edgewise and tells her that Bobby admitted that he brought the pot to school. Grace is all, "I'm sure he did, given your Gestapo-like tactics." The principal appears to be used to these sorts of personal attacks, and explains that Bobby "confessed to bringing drugs to school for his brother Jack." Oh. Now, that is just not cool. You little brat, making your brother take the fall for you. Grace is stunned. Jack rolls his eyes hugely as the principal explains they've suspended Jack from the track team for this semester and sentenced him to a month of detention. Bobby gets off scot-free. The principal adds that he would like Grace to take a long hard look at what happened to her family today. She tightens her mouth into a tiny, pissed little line.