While Peter is packing for an upcoming camping trip to which he is really looking forward, his brothers convince him to toss the basketball around their room, using their wastepaper basket as a hoop. They decide to do this despite their mother telling them not to play ball in the house, as they figure she won't know since she isn't home. Peter's first shot ends up breaking Carol's favorite vase instead. Besides the boys, the girls know about the incident, all six who vow to keep quiet while the boys try to glue the vase back together. Their secret will be kept until Peter returns from his camping trip, after which he will tell the truth to their parents, as he doesn't want them to ground him from going camping, which is what he fears. Despite the boys' best efforts to glue the vase back together, Carol and Mike do notice that it is broken at the most inopportune time. Although Peter doesn't confess and the other five don't tell on him, Carol and Mike are pretty certain they know who ... Written by
Did You Know?
The set used for the store they buy the glue and lamp in is re-propped in a later show and used as a toy store. See more
When they are buying the glue there are red plastic silver ware trays on the shelf behind Peter and also on the opposite shelf behind Greg and given the other items on the shelves they look out of place on both of them. See more
Mom's favorite vase!
She always said, don't play ball in the house!
Referenced in Night Visitors