School. Veronica goes up to a kid and asks, "Butters?" The kid bites out, "'Butters' is the name of the weak loser suck-up on South Park. 'Butters' implies soft, fat..." "...but oh-so-delicious," Veronica finishes. Hee. I'd just add that if this kid was trying to show off on the pegboard, he wasn't likely to need any help embarrassing himself. ["Also, Butters rules. He can tapdance!" -- Wing Chun] Veronica brings up the pantsing incident to Butters, whose real name is Vincent. Don't get used to seeing it in print. Butters doesn't admit to framing the kids, but isn't exactly displeased at their misfortune. Veronica cautions Butters that if she tells Kelvin he's responsible for his plight, Kelvin will take his head off. Butters looks down the hall and says he doesn't think that will happen. He then greets his dad, who just happens to be VP Clemmons. Well, okay, but apparently he didn't do all that much about the pantsing incident, so wipe the smug look off your face, Butters. You're still not even as cool as Kenny, and he can't talk and dies in every episode.
School, at night. Veronica and Wallace sneak in and open Clemmons's office with the purloined key. On Clemmons's desk, we see a shot of Butters, who can't even smile for a photo. Then again, I don't think I've seen Clemmons smile yet in the run of the series, so maybe we're supposed to take the view that school administrators have humorless households. My world, she is rocked. Veronica busies herself in finding the right passkey among the many she brought to unlock the permanent-record filing cabinet, but realizes that Clemmons's key, which he's uber-conveniently left in his desk drawer, will do even better. Wallace grumbles about what they're doing and where their ethical line is, and I'd suggest that if these questions are important to you, Wallace, you might have asked them BEFORE YOU GAVE VERONICA THE KEY AND PASSWORDS. I mean, if you're worried you're already on a slippery slope, you want to avoid spilling Crisco. As Veronica examines Wallace's file, she muses that what happened is probably that Clemmons was forwarded the test results, but that Butters altered those of the kids who failed before his dad examined them. Not to question your legendary detective skills, Veronica, but I would think Clemmons would have looked at them right away: it's probably the most exciting thing that happens to him all year. Not to mention it's fodder for his principals-only chat room (www.largeandincharge.com ["I cannot tell you how shocked I am to learn that URL isn't currently in use." -- Wing Chun]).