John showing up late to his niece's spelling bee and promising to pay for her to go to college is all caught on home video. But since John, his sister, and his niece are all in the video, there doesn't seem to be anyone left to shoot it. More than that, the camera angle repeatedly shifts, indicating that two cameras were taping the event and that the two versions were later edited together
When John, Noreen and Patty are watching the old home movie, Noreen pauses the video with a remote control and soon turns around to inform John that she has been accepted into Harvard. Moments later when they return to watching the home movie, it is still running even though nobody continued the movie with the remote.