Jimmy Stratford is an awkward little boy with a lisp. One day, he wonders what he should be for Halloween. He decides to be a Pokemon Trainer. At school, on Halloween, he throws his Pokeball at a big 8th grader named Ballal. Ballal and his friend beat Jimmy up. After school, Jimmy goes to a psychiatrist named Dr. Phil, who tries to help Jimmy with his problems. After his session, Jimmy goes and finds a tree fort with his friend, Bob. They plan to seek revenge on Ballal, but as they are about to go, Ballal comes and attacks them. Bob takes the escape zip-line, and escapes, while Jimmy is captured by Ballal. Ballal ties Jimmy up with the sleeves of his own sweatshirt and pokes him with a stick until he falls out of the tree fort. Ballal then locks Jimmy in a shed with a bike lock. After that awful incident, Jimmy goes back to Dr. Phil, and ridicules him for not helping him at all. Dr. Phil tells Jimmy that he must go and fight Ballal, and to do what he can to get rid of him. Written by
Did You Know?
Based on an improv story Dallin Earl made up on a drive from Sausalito to Lafayette, California where a kid with a lisp dresses as a Pokemon trainer for Halloween and gets beat up by a bully. See more
Towards the beginning of the first psychiatrist scene, Dr. Phil puts his arm up, as if checking his watch, although you can clearly see, he is not wearing a watch. See more
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Written by John Williams
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