Kevin's one-on-one. He says he forgot about the dinner, because he had a poetry reading that same night. Some painful shots of Kevin essaying a few lines of poesy. Gag. Me. Shots of Kevin walking home through the city.
Back to the Little Rascals. Becky explains: The Big Joke they decided to play is that they would all switch personalities on Kevin, and videotaped the process so Kevin could see it after the joke was done. Julie would become a big tramp, Andre would be an innocent country bumpkin who likes "Tammy Wynette and Peggy Lee." Eric would be a nerdy queen (no comment) and Norman would be a hippie-kleptomaniac. Julie, vamping it up, squeals, "I get to be a whore!" Wow. These kids are totally amateurs. They need to talk to Sal Mendez, who I went to elementary school with, and once made us all cupcakes and frosted them with Ex-Lax. Now that was a practical joke, kids.
"Goody Goody Two Shoes" by Adam and the Ants plays as we see endless shots of Julie getting ready -- fake tattoos, big hair, the whole bit. Eric slaps on a little pancake, and Norman puts on some necklaces.
Kevin enters the loft, looking confused. The caption "The Joke Begins" appears as Norman enters the bathroom, where Eric is showering. He calls, "Eeeric, are you done washing?" Kevin watches in disbelief as Eric calls out for Norman to wash his back. Norman pretends to do so. Norman tells Kevin, "Look! He's hung like a horse!"
Eric: "Kevin was horrified." Kevin: "I had no idea Eric was gay. I sure knew Norman was, though. And then I saw Norman pinch Eric's butt." Eric: "Boy, was Kevin horrified!" Tee-hee!
More Adam and the Ants. Julie slaps on about a pound of foundation and Andre braids his hair. Andre bears an uncanny resemblance to Melissa Gilbert as Laura Ingalls in these scenes.
Julie, still en dishabille, floats down the stairs and smiles at Kevin as Kevin jokes, "What were you doing up there? You and Andre, huh?" Then Andre, in overalls, braids, and bare feet, comes down the stairs. Kevin and Norman play pool as Norman eyeballs Kevin's necklace and asks him several questions about it.
Kevin: "Norman's always been strange to me, but in a good way, but then I noticed that he was wearing other peoples' stuff. But then Julie -- Julie really took me out."
A few moments later, on the couch. Kevin asks Julie if she's trying to change her image. Julie, deadpan, her hair in curlers, tells Kevin that Sex Sells.
Eric: "Julie was the best, she totally blew Kevin's mind, tee-hee!" He says: "Her hair was all curled, she had red lipstick on, she was straight out of Jersey City." Julie, at the dinner table, does indeed look like an extra from a Bon Jovi video. She's also eating seductively, which involves fellating a fork, and Kevin keeps looking up and getting freaked out. Eric has his hair slicked back and is wearing an open vest over bare skin. He looks like Alfalfa from The Little Rascals, if Alfalfa grew up and became a bottom. Norman is wearing a top hat, assorted plastic necklaces, and some various batik-print skater clothes.