Eric and Annie selfishly expect the kids to start the school-year on routine so they can enjoy a lazy day alone incommunicado, but ill-prepared means in trouble. Nazi-style principal Russel has plenty of collaborating staff to enforce draconian discipline for 'gang and drug offenses' according to absurd new rules non saw coming, such as Simon's cutlery earning a suspension for 'concealed weapons'. Only Mary is happy with an ex-Olympic new basketball coach Koper, who meanwhile terrorizes Matt on account of the beeper pa forget when he borrowed the good boy's jacket again. Simon's buddy system only helps against a potential bully. Lucy makes her own life paranoid hell while Mary rudely fails to work in new kid Mark 'Marcus', a natural flirt. The whole school buzzes about Lucy's classmate Peter McKinley's apparent suicide attempt. In fact Eric, called in by the police, discovers it's a desperate cry for help after 13 years of deaf tyranny from his insensitive, clueless single ma.
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Debra Jo Rupp and Mila Kunis both appear in this episode and later star together in "That 70's Show". See more
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